Preparations for the first annual philanthroPONG Charity Beer Pong Tournament are underway. Mark your calendars- April 12, 2008 (4pm – 9pm) at Regional Food and Drink (RFD) in downtown Washington DC. All net proceeds from the event will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society – we’re hoping to raise $5,000 from the day’s festivities. A lot of great people, local sponsors and businesses have pitched in to make this an amazing day- including RFD, Fado, Gordon Biersch, Hooters, District City Chophouse, Austin Grill,Washington City Paper, Magic Hat and La Tasca.
We’ve got an awesome day planned with a bunch of prizes, raffles, give-aways, food, beer- and of course the BEER PONG TOURNAMENT. The tournament will be a 32-team, single elimination showdown. The entry fee is $75 per person ($30 for non-players, which includes food and drink). Tournament players can expect a whole lot:
First Prize: $600, Second Prize: $200
Losers are automatically entered into the “consolation” pool- every 20 minutes, two eliminated teams will be randomly selected to compete in a consolation match for a prize. Current prizes include sporting tickets (pair of tickets to DC Nationals v. Atlanta Braves, DC Nationals v. Chicago Cubs), gift certificates to local restaurants, pong paraphrinalia, and more to come (We’ve got more than 10 great prizes and only 32 teams- if you’re the pong player that you think you are, then you’ve got a pretty great shot)
Free entry into the Raffle
Appetizers and beer catered by our host, Regional Food and Drink (RFD)- that includes your beer on and off the tournament table (please note that premium beers will be for purchase)
Tables will be made available throughout the day for non-tournament play
Held in a private room in the back of the infamous RFD, home of the largest selection of beer on tap in all of DC
Last but not least, it’s for charity- not much more you can ask for
To reserve your slot, email philanthroPONG@yahoo.com with both you and your team member’s name. You will receive a confirmation email shortly with payments details. There are only 32 team openings in the tournament, so don’t wait too long (Based on demand, tournament may be increased to 48 teams maximum- prizes will be increased accordingly).
Updated details and announcements about the event will be posted here at http://www.philanthropong.blogspot.com/. Check in often for news about the event, tournament rules, etc. (an agenda for the afternoon will be posted closer to the event date).
Also, don’t forget that entry is $30 for non-players and that includes appetizers and beer from 4-9pm. Spots are limited- email in advance to secure your spot or pay at the door. All are welcome- it’s going to be an awesome day.
To learn more about the great things happening at the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (or to make an online donation unrelated to philanthroPONG) please visit http://www.leukemia-lymphoma.org/.
And feel free to pass this along to anyone who may be interested in participating or attending.
Hope to see you there,