TODAY: Ping! Liverpool finale at Camp and Furnace, 26 July 2012

Ping! Liverpool will end today (Thursday 26 July) with a fantastic ping pong party and family friendly barbecue. The event will be held at Camp and Furnace on Greenland Street from 7-8pm and will feature an exhibition of individually designed ping pong paddles, all of which are currently being bid for on auction site eBay, plus music and games.

The finale will see the venue transformed into an indoor ping-pong festival with live music and DJs, master classes, team competitions, the King Of Ping competition and games for all ages.

Cabinet member for culture and tourism, Councillor Wendy Simon, said: “The ping pong tables have been a huge success in Liverpool. It’s been great to be out and about seeing young and old enjoying a game of table tennis. This has been a really fun event, I hope it comes back to the city and I would encourage anyone who hasn’t yet had a go to make the most of the final day.”

The tables have been in place for four weeks for all to enjoy for free, making sure people are in the sporting spirit in the run up to the Olympics, and due to popular demand the ping pong parlour in Clayton Square has now extended its opening until the 31 August

Liverpool was one of nine cities selected to play host to a number of ping pong tables with the aim of giving as many people as possible the opportunity to a play a relaxed, or competitive, game completely free of charge. 

As part of the legacy of Ping! All of the tables used will be kept in the city; a decision on what will happen with them will be made at a later date.

All proceeds from the sale of the paddles will go to the charity CALM, which helps to raise awareness of suicides in young men.

Anyone wishing to bid for a paddle has until around 5pm TODAY (Thursday 26 July) and can do so at: http://donations.ebay.co.uk/charity/charity.jsp?NP_ID=13400

 

Ping! Liverpool finale
Thurs 26 July 2012, 7-8pm
Camp and Furnace (Greenland Street)
FREE 

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