The 2nd annual Looking Glass Paddle Battle ping pong (or table tennis, if you take it seriously) tournament was a huge success, raising north of $5,000 for Looking Glass programs and providing 50 participants the opportunity to help at-risk youth while having a lot of fun. In addition to trophies for each bracket winner (singles, doubles in both pro and amateur levels), raffle prizes were awarded and yummy grilled cheese sandwiches sustained the group throughout the day thanks to the Franz Grilled Cheese Machine.
In the end, the winners were as follows:
Doubles, Amateur: Levi Cohen (age 9!) and Tom Harburg
Doubles, Pro: Samir Patel and Tian Wei Chen (also won in 2018)
Singles, Amateur: Drew Gottfried
Singles, Pro: Samir Patel
Thank you to our hosts, the Eugene YMCA! And to the Franz Grilled Cheese Machine. And also to all of our event sponsors including our title sponsor Timber Products Company and also Besemann/Valentine, Chambers Construction, Rosboro and US Bank.
Thank you to our raffle prize donors: YMCA, Brenner’s Furniture, Willamalane Park Swim Center, Bi-Mart and Bounce Gymnastics.
And thank you to the local table tennis clubs who rallied so many pro’s to come out and play! We hope many of our players will sign up with you all and continue to improve. See you next year!