Ping Pong 4 Purpose took place on September 4th 2014 at Dodger Stadium (home of Major League baseball’s LA Dodgers) and will go down as one of the most successful charity ping pong events ever. Uberpong directed it and teamed up with Dodgers ace pitcher Clayton Kershaw to help raise money for Kershaw’s Challenge.
The event kicked off with a skydiver landing on the field, running to the pitcher’s mound and surprising Clayton with a couple of Uberpong custom ping pong paddles with his face on them. Celebrities including Jimmy Kimmel and LA Dodgers players then competed in a doubles ping pong tournament, playing on the eleven ping pong tables placed between first and third base. Partnerships included Andi Dorfman/Josh Murray, Andre Ethier/Chris Harrison, Craig Robinson/Justin Turner and George Lopez/Adrian Gonzalez. Josh Henderson and Dee Gordon ended up stealing the glory by winning it all with Josh Murray and The Bachelorette’s Andi Dorfman making it to the final.
Uberpong were fortunate enough to make it onto the digital advertising boards between the grandstands and even made it onto the jumbotron for the duration of the night. Every celebrity who arrived on the blue carpet (the Dodgers response to Hollywood’s traditional red carpet) held up their own custom paddle that Uberpong had created for them for the awaiting paparazzi. Uberpong had also created custom tournament bracket software that was displayed on the jumbotron. Tables were provided by our friends at Joola. The event was a huge success and we look forward to seeing you at next year’s event. If you were there, please check out our Facebook page and Instagram stream and tag you and your friends.