On Sunday, friends of 826DC gathered at Pearl Street Warehouse to witness the annual extravaganza that is Paddlestar Galactica: A Ping-Pong Tournament Benefiting 826DC. Now in its sixth year, the bracket-style tournament attracts over 20 teams of fundraising players and a growing number of local business sponsors. This year we moved to a bigger venue and had more teams compete than ever before. Special congratulations to Team Cornerstone Research for winning top prizes, and Team “You’ve Got Another Ping Coming” for winning best costume with their tribute to hair metal.
With help from our matching partners The Kimsey Foundation and Catherine Wakelyn, players managed to raise over $70,000 through our sixth annual Paddlestar. Giving pages are still open if you’d like to contribute. We’d like to extend heartfelt thanks to our sponsors, volunteers, fearless competitors, and countless other individuals who contributed to making this event a tremendous success!
Until next year,
Team Paddlestar Galactica