May 18: Sports Business Club Hosts Charity Ping Pong Tournament

Tai Tatum ‘19
Lawrenceville’s Sports Business Club will host the School’s first-ever charity ping pong tournament on May 18, 7:00 p.m. at the Getz Turf Field Complex. All members of the School community are invited to participate and benefit the Young Scholars Institute in Trenton, N.J. Learn more from the Club Founder/President Tai Tatum ‘19.
 
At Lawrenceville’s Fisher Turf Field, under the lights, on Saturday May 18 at 7:00 p.m., the Sports Business Club will host its first ever ping pong charity tournament. Funds will benefit the Young Scholars Institute in Trenton, N.J. The tournament is open to Lawrenceville students, children, faculty, staff, and parents who want to participate and join the community for an evening of fun for a good cause.
 
Each person pays $10 and will have access to tournament play, plus food from four food trucks (pizza, ice cream & cookies, burgers & fries and Asian cuisine). There is also a chance to win prizes in a raffle, including signed sports jerseys, USTA Open Tennis and NBA tickets, and much more! After the tournament, we are planning to donate half of the funds to the Young Scholars Institute and spread the other half around the Lawrenceville campus to be reused next year. You can purchase your tickets in advance or at the event on Saturday.
 
My brother (Kylan Tatum ‘21, Club vice president) and I had the inspiration to bring this initiative to Lawrenceville after successfully launching a ping pong tournament in Martha’s Vineyard last summer through an internship with FoxRock Partners. After many months of planning, we were able to raise thousands of dollars for the local Martha’s Vineyard youth program, giving scholarships and opportunities to the children in that community.
 
We felt that it would be a great opportunity to set up a similar tournament, hosted by the Lawrenceville Sports Business Club, to raise money for the Young Scholars Institute, a non-profit program that strives to support children academically. We hope to make this tournament a Lawrenceville tradition.
 
For additional information, please contact Lisa M. Gillard Hanson, director of Public Relations, at lgillard@lawrenceville.org.
 
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