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TechPong Raises Over $71K in an Epic Night of Fundraising

Lisa Manfield October 2, 2014

It was a night to remember for Vancouver’s tech sector, or, in the words of one tech company CEO, “the best Vancouver tech event I’ve ever been to!” (Thanks Ryan Holmes!)

With more than 350 attendees, 4 hours of heated ping pong matches, dozens of photo booth pics, jenga, beer pong, wine pulling, and, of course, the tallest ping pong trophies anyone had ever seen, TechPong was a smashing success by all accounts.

Of course, the best metric of all was the $71,131 raised for Downtown Eastside charities thanks to everyone who contributed. Every participating company selected the charity of their choice in the fundraising that led up to the event, with creativity, passion for ping pong and the spirit of charity coming through loud and clear for everyone involved, as is evident in the photos below (by our talented photographer/videographer Britney Berner).

Congrats to the winners of the ping pong tournament: Hootsuite in the doubles with Evan LePage and Derek Chung taking first place, and Long View Systems in the singles with Curtis Brain taking the win.

TechPong is a great example of how any corporate event can be a charitable event, and how fundraising can provide a beautiful boost to corporate culture. Want to run your own fundraising event? Contact us and we can get you started!

#Techpong_Chimp12There was a lot of passion for ping pong - and for charitable giving - at The Imperial!

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Event organizers Steven Davis of Chimp and Stefanie Grieser of Unbounce

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Charged up spectators!

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Ping pong gets real

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Placing charitable bets on the the winning teams

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CEOs love ping pong too! John Bromley of Chimp and Ryan Holmes of Hootsuite

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There was something for everyone at TechPong

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And the winners are...

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Hootsuite in the doubles!

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Long View Systems in the singles!

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And more than $71K raised for Downtown Eastside charities!

Thanks to everyone who came to the event, participated in fundraising and helped support charity in our community!

Check out the awesome TechPong photobooth photos, by Vancouver photographer Brandon Elliot.

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