Thank you for stepping out to the 3rd Annual Ping Pong For a Purpose!

Last Thursday, January 30th, we hosted the 3rd Annual Ping Pong For a Purpose at Game On in Boston, MA. We had 16 tough teams come out and put their skills to the test in some high stakes competition in the charity team doubles ping pong tournament. 100+ guests stepped out to the 3rd Annual Ping Pong For a Purpose enjoyed hearty food and drinks, raffle and silent auction with incredible items, networked with other young professionals, engaged in hilarious games and they were treated to a yummy whisky tasting! We have so many wonderful memories from the evening! An event like this can’t happen without the support of so many people and we have A LOT of people to thank for the fun night!

First, we want to give a special shoutout to the talented young professionals on our event committee who worked so hard over the last several months to plan this event. They made it happen and our guests had a blast! Thank you so much to Isabel Pett, Jack Crowley, Ozzie Street and Chris Resker! We love working with you guys!


We’d also like to send a HUGE thank you to our event sponsors for supporting our free year-round programs AND for bringing so much fun to the party with your amazing employees! Specifically, thank you to our Ping Pong Table Sponsors: Gordon Brothers Finance Company and Garrity Insurance! Thank you to our batting cage sponsor: Troop Drinking Co. Your tasty beverages were a major hit with all of our guests, especially when they needed to quench their thirst after taking a few swings in the batting cage. Lastly, thank you so much to our Raffle Sponsor, Turkish Airlines, for once again donating a pair of economy class air tickets! The unique raffle was launched at last Thursday’s event and will run until May 7th. The support of our event sponsors goes so far in allowing Next Step to continue offering free year-round community, music and mentorship programs for teens and young adults living with chronic illness. You are truly changing lives and we are so grateful for the opportunity to partner with you and your employees.

We need to thank Game On in Boston, MA for allowing us to use their remarkable venue to host our life-changing event. A special shoutout to Maggie and the entire staff at Game On for going above and beyond in helping us host over 100 guests without a hitch.

A heartfelt thank you to videographer Jesse O’Driscoll for once again volunteering your time time to video record our event. We so appreciate your heart and your incredible talents. We had a blast working with you again!

Thank you to our volunteers Ariane and Shenga for helping us welcome everyone into the venue!

Most importantly, we’d like to thank YOU – the guests – for stepping out on a week night to have some fun with us in support of a special purpose – helping young people gain the self confidence to believe in themselves so they can take their next steps into adulthood. Congratulations to the winners of the ping pong tournament!

Thank you again! See you next year!


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