Saturday, February 26, 2011

Boom Boom Pow...Table Tennis Wow!!!

Next Saturday join us for a fun Red Thread Charities fundraiser in collaboration with the U of M Table Tennis team! Volunteers are gearing up to make this a great family event! Mounds Park Academy is a gorgous facility and we already have almost 40 participants in the table tennis competition!  I can't wait to watch the action!  Check out the flyer and bring friends and family!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Brief history of Ping Pong

According to historic accounts, Chairman Mao loved Table Tennis, commonly known as Ping Pong.  He ordered cement ping pong tables to be built in parks all across China.  As a result, the Chinese people became very proficient!  The sport hit a zenith in 1971, when China invited Japan to a Ping Pong tounament and opened their doors to a group of Americans. They were the first group of Americans to be allowed into mainland China since the communist takeover in 1949.  Today, nearly every school in China has a ping pong table for the kids to practice on during recess. While traveling with another group of Americans...(RTC)... Kiki Dickinson snapped this photo at a school we visited in Beijing.  Oh, by the way...these kids were good...really good.  I sincerely hope you can join us on March 5th!  (See previous post)

Boom Boom Pow! Ping Pong Now!

Table Tennis? Yes,TABLE TENNIS!! Please mark your calendar for the first ever Table Tennis Tournament benefiting Red Thread Charities. We are teaming up with the University of Minnesota Table Tennis Team for an afternoon of fun! Come to watch the professionals play! Get some professional training and advice! Bring your own paddles to play like champions! It is an event for everyone in the family!!  Soup, salad and snacks available for purchase!  We'll be posting the flier soon!

Save the Date!!!    Saturday, March 5 2011 at Mounds Park Academy