Want to join the 98five Ping Pong-a-thon team?

Monday, September 12, 2016 2:17 pm
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By Mike Atkinson | Drive Producer and Public Relations Officer

Are you king of the ping pong table? We want you to join our 98five Ping Pong team for October’s Ping Pong-a-thon broadcast with Jeziel at The Quadrant, Perth CBD.

On Thursday from 4–5pm Jeziel will be running the Ping Pong-a-thon Try Outs at our studios on Murray Street, Como.

If you’ve got what it takes to be the next Ma Long (the #1 ranked table tennis player in the world), or have got a wicked back-hand that your friends can’t match during the Christmas hit around then come on down!


What is Ping-pong-a-thon?

The Pong is a dynamic and fun twenty-four hour table tennis event that runs in venues across Australia every October. Participants sign up to play for a minimum of three hours of table tennis at their venue of choice and invite their family/friends to sponsor their efforts.

Ping Pong-A-Thon partners in the work of creative, passionate and innovative organisations who are committed to supporting, equipping and nurturing the lives of young people impacted by human trafficking and exploitation in South East Asia.

It started back in 2011 and last year the event managed to raise more than $200,000 nationwide, with Drive broadcasting from the Canning Vale event in October 2015.

Save the date

Jeziel is broadcasting live from the Perth CBD Ping Pong-a-thon at The Quadrant, 1 William Street, Perth on Friday October 7. The 98five team will be in action from 3–6pm with Jeziel as the honorary captain. The Team will have a fundraising page for Ping-pong-a-thon in order to raise funds to help young people break free of human trafficking.

How do I enter?

If you’d like to be part of the team email [email protected] with your details and we’ll see you at our studios on Thursday at 4pm for the try outs!

Need some inspiration?

Check out some of the big shots in this table tennis montage. We’re not expected to be up to this standard but we can give it our best shot!

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