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TOPSPIN CELEBRITY CHARITY PING PONG TOURNAMENT

3rd Annual TopSpin Celebrity Charity Ping Pong Tournament Hosted by Chris Paul

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July 20, 2015 (Las Vegas, NV) – On Saturday, July 18, Chris Paul hosted the Third Annual TopSpin Charity Ping Pong Tournament presented by IHG® Rewards Club at The Palazzo® Las Vegas. The event, hosted at Lagasse’s Stadium – named No. 1 sports bar by USA Today – continues to grow year after year, and this year is no exception with a 24-player bracket.

Among the players joining Paul and battling it out for ping pong glory were: 

  • Al-Farouq Aminu
  • Alan Anderson
  • Trevor Ariza
  • Harrison Barnes
  • Sam Cassell
  • "Dr. J" Julius Erving
  • Langston Galloway
  • Eric Gordon
  • Willie Green
  • Bernard James
  • Courtney Lee
  • Jordan Mickey
  • Nerlens Noel
  • Paul Pierce
  • Jerome Randle
  • Stephen A. Smith
  • Jerry Stackhouse
  • John Wallace
  • CJ Watson
  • Hassan Whiteside
  • Jerome Williams
  • Mike Woodson

The tournament was emceed by actor and comedian Chris Spencer.

Many wanted to dethrone Chris Paul, who was crowned back-to-back champion the past two years, but it looked like he was poised for a three-peat. He staved off his opponents and ended up facing Clippers assistant coach Sam Cassell in the finals. Cassell showed off his ping pong skills and handily eliminated Paul in a best-of-three final.

Guests at the event were treated to samples of Chris Paul’s wine collaboration with ONEHOPE Wine, which launched that night, and participated in a silent auction that included memorabilia signed by Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, Stephen Curry, John Elway, Clayton Kershaw, Warren Moon, and more. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales and silent auction will benefit TopSpin, the Chris Paul Family Foundation, and the Jump For Joy Foundation. 

Prior to the kickoff of the ping pong tournament, kids from the Jump For Joy Foundation were treated to a gondola ride through the Grand Canal at The Venetian® with some of their favorite athletes.

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Get your game face on as some of basketball’s best serve up the 3rd Annual TopSpin Celebrity Charity Ping Pong Tournament, presented by IHG® Rewards Club. Join us July 18, 2015 at Lagasse’s Stadium, in The Palazzo for this one-of-a-kind event.

Scheduled to appear: 

  • Al-Farouq Aminu
  • Alan Anderson
  • Trevor Ariza
  • Harrison Barnes
  • Sam Cassell
  • "Dr. J" Julius Erving
  • Langston Galloway
  • Eric Gordon
  • Willie Green
  • Bernard James
  • Courtney Lee
  • Jordan Mickey
  • Nerlens Noel
  • Chris Paul
  • Paul Pierce
  • Jerome Randle
  • Stephen A. Smith
  • Jerry Stackhouse
  • John Wallace
  • CJ Watson
  • Hassan Whiteside
  • Jerome Williams
  • Mike Woodson

Hosted by: Chris Spencer, Comedian and DJ E-Rock
Special Guest Participant:  Shawn Porter, Professional Boxer 

Two levels of ticket prices:

  • $75 - includes admission to the TopSpin Celebrity Charity Ping Pong Tournament and admission to the after-party at TAO Nightclub with one hour of open bar from 10:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. 
  • $150 - includes admission to the TopSpin Charity Ping Pong Tournament, admission to the after-party at TAO Nightclub with one hour of open bar from 10:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. and access to the VIP Lounge, complimentary food and beverage and tournament practice area.  

Entry Instructions
TAO Nightclub at The Venetian opens at 10:00 p.m. Please remember to bring your ID. All guests of TAO Nightclub must be 21 years or older, present valid proof of age and must be compliant with venue dress code. All entry is at doorman discretion and capacity restrictions.

TAO Nightclub Dress Code
No shorts, sneakers, flip-flops, t-shirts or hats will be permitted.  Slacks/jeans, fully buttoned-down collared shirt and closed-toe dress shoes for gentlemen are required.

Proceeds from this event benefit TopSpin, The Chris Paul Family Foundation and Jump4Joy.

*Must be 21 and present proper identification. Talent scheduled to appear is subject to change without notice. The Venetian and The Palazzo Management reserves all rights. 

LOCATION
Lagasse’s Stadium

SCHEDULE
Date: Saturday, July 18, 2015
Times: 6:00-10:00 p.m.

GENERAL TICKET SALES
BOX OFFICE:
702.414.9000
866.641.7469

*Must be 21 and present proper identification. Talent scheduled to appear is subject to change without notice. The Venetian and The Palazzo Management reserves all rights.  

For more information on TopSpin's charitable efforts, visit topspincharity.com