10 Dec Third annual Ping Pong Charity Tourney ‘smashes’ records
By: Sonia Bell
Video by: Brandon Bastaldo
The third annual Smashed Charity Ping Pong Tournament recently took place at Muzik nightclub. Friends, colleagues and members of the real estate community dressed in their tennis whites, ready to face-off in the ping pong tournament.
This year’s event set the bar for fundraisers; not only could attendees play a good old fashioned game of ping pong, they could also eat their heart’s desire of tasty appetizers, have their fair share of drinks from the open bar and enjoy the music from DJ M-Kutz. And to top it off, there was a live auction featuring BMWs courtesy of Endras Automotive Group.
The event was bigger and better than ever. Co-founders Robert Galletta of Blackjet Inc. and Fabrizio Cortellucci of Zancor Homes moved the third annual tournament to a bigger venue to accommodate 500 plus guests. And, most importantly, the event raised $100,000, more than the previous two years combined.
This year’s proceeds were given to Lifeline, a charitable foundation launched by Lifetime Developments, whose mission is to provide aid and support to Toronto’s homeless and at-risk communities. “It’s a foundation we started this year. When we do a development we’re not just making a home, we’re affecting the community. In order to affect positive change in a community, we must be aware of the social issues… we’ll be focusing on youth on the street, food bank services and educational services,” said Brian Brown, Vice-President of Lifetime Developments.
For more information, visit Smashed Ping Pong.