Thursday, July 27th is a night that continues to replay in our minds! What an incredible night! Our 5th annual PingPong4Purpose event was a true success and we are grateful to all who made it a success. It takes a village to pull off this type of event and our team knocked it out of the park (pun intended). Let us paint you a little picture of the night....
It was a perfect LA night--great temperature, perfect conditions for a night on the field of Dodger Stadium. Our friends with the Dodgers pulled out all the stops to make our event run without a hitch. Guests, celebrities and players entered the stadium from center field and were immediately greeted with a fun and buzzing "Blue Carpet" entrance for interviews and media. The party continued onto the field where guests were greeted with an awesome event set-up. Food trucks lined the warning track. Tables, bars and seating filled the infield. And of course the ping pong tables!
We can't say enough about our incredible sponsors! Everyone played such an important and unique roll. We want to make sure they know how deeply grateful we are for the partnership! A HUGE thank you to our friends and sponsors:
The Los Angeles Dodgers, American Airlines, Levi's, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, Killerspin. Additional sponsors and support include TOMS, Papa John's Pizza, Goldman Sachs, Art of the Game, Security Benefit, Diageo, Don Julio, Johnnie Walker, Ketel One, Deutsche Bank Wealth Management, iHeartMedia, Under Armour, Budweiser, Classic Party Rentals, The Vanity Project, Hidden Garden Flower Design, Sugarfina, Lounge Appeal, SJM Radio, Westin Bonaventure, MS Event Production, Sprinkles, Diaper Dude, Unity Jets, Spectrum, TopSpin, Blue Prints, and 505 Food Truck LA, Crispy Cuban, Fettes Schwein, Go Fusion Grill, Rice Balls of Fire, Pink Taco, Yao Family Wines.
The evening kicked off with a program, hosted by our emcee and friend, Jimmy Kimmel. He even brought his cute daughter up on stage with him! Jimmy has been a great friend to KC--we are so grateful for his support! We were also thrilled to welcome Magic Johnson to the event. Ellen and Clayton honored him with the Kershaw's Challenge Impact Award for his incredible work through the Magic Johnson Foundation.
The player and celebrity Ping Pong tournament kicked off after the program. Heated matches were happening at every table and culminated at the championship round. A huge congrats to our friend Mike and his tournament partner on the awesome win!
At the end of the event, the true winners of the event are the precious kids that we get to serve through CURE International in the Dominican Republic and the Dream Center in Los Angeles. This night was for them. It is our deepest honor to support these incredible beneficiaries and the children and family that they serve. We are grateful to everyone who played a part in making 2017 PP4P a success! We can't wait for next year!
All photos courtesy of Jon SooHoo/©Los Angeles Dodgers,LLC 2017 and Jill Weisleder/© Los Angeles Dodgers, LLC 2017
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