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Clayton and Ellen Kershaw Host 6th Annual Ping Pong 4 Purpose on August 23rd to Impact Children and Families Around the World


Clayton and Ellen Kershaw Host 6th Annual Ping Pong 4 Purpose on August 23rd to Impact Children and Families Around the World

7-Time MLB All-Star & Wife Host Annual Celebrity Ping Pong Competition in Los Angeles, to Raise Funds for Educational and Community Programs

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LOS ANGELES, July 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Every year, Kershaw's Challenge, the non-profit organization led by Los Angeles Dodgers' star pitcher Clayton Kershaw and his wife Ellen, kick off PingPong4Purpose – bringing together dynamic festivities, competitive ping pong, and more with all-star athletes, A-list entertainers, fans, friends and family, supporters and the greater Los Angeles community – for a magnanimous evening to raise funds supporting vital domestic and international programs for children and families. 

The 6th Annual PingPong4Purpose will take place the evening of Thursday, August 23rd at Dodger Stadium.  Tickets and VIP packages are available now, with proceeds supporting their beneficiaries, the Dream Center and Just Keep Livin' Foundation's initiatives in Los Angeles, and International Justice Mission's initiatives in the Dominican Republic.   

One of the marquee events anticipated every summer in Los Angeles, with some wild ping pong showdowns courtesy of SPiN and featuring their signature Ping Pong Pros, a silent auction, delicious treats, and entertainment, this year's PingPong4Purpose will also include a poker tournament.  PingPong4Purpose has attracted stars Susan Sarandon, Justin Theroux, Jimmy Kimmel, Will Ferrell, Jack Black, Jason Bateman, Casey Affleck, Eric Stonestreet, Justin Hartley, Ken Jeong, Josh Duhamel, Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Chris Paul, Gabby Douglas, Dodgers players Chase Utley, Cody Bellinger, Enrique Hernández, Joc Pederson, Justin Turner, Kenta Maeda, Ross Stripling, Yasiel Puig, and Dodgers legends like Orel Hershiser and Eric Karros.

"We are thrilled to be hosting our 6th annual PingPong4Purpose on August 23rd. The event has become an iconic part of Kershaw's Challenge and we are so thankful for the tremendous support of the LA community and our generous sponsors," say Clayton and Ellen Kershaw. "This event is so much fun to be part of, and it plays a significant role is supporting our amazing beneficiaries. It is a great night with an even greater cause: making life better for children living in LA and the Dominican Republic. We can't wait for the fun and impact of August 23rd—join us!"

Title Sponsors for the event are UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, SPiN Ping Pong, STIGA, and HiHo Cheeseburger.

Presenting sponsors for the event include American Airlines, Boston Consulting, Diageo, Fifth Wave Automotive Group, Goldman Sachs, the Los Angeles Dodgers, Security Benefit, Spectrum, TOMS, and Under Armour.

Other key partners include Hidden Garden, Lounge Appeal, SJM Radio, Art of the Game, MS Event Production, Town and Country Event Rentals, 108 stitches, and Barry's Tickets.

Special performance by The Pine Mountain Logs band.

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About Kershaw's Challenge

Started in 2011, today Kershaw's Challenge seeks to serve vulnerable and at-risk children, living in Los Angeles, Dallas, Zambia and the Dominican Republic. Their goal is to partner with and work alongside organizations on projects to make life better for children. For more information, please visit:  

About UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital

UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital's mission is to provide state-of-the art treatment for children in a compassionate atmosphere, as well as conduct research that improves the understanding and treatment of pediatric diseases and to train the next generation of leaders in pediatrics. For more information, please visit:

About SPiN

SPiN is a network of ping pong social clubs that combine a unique mixture of sport, design and entertainment with the vision of energizing people through art, music, cuisine and events. Offering differing experiences from entertaining to instructional, each venue features ping pong courts, a full bar, restaurant, private rooms and event spaces that attract players, both casual and corporate. Customers are encouraged to reserve a ping pong table or take part in the nightly events, tournaments, and casual social play. Venues are currently located in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Philadelphia, Austin, and Toronto. For more information, please visit: WEARESPiN.COM.

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