Over 1,000 people attended a sold-out TechPong 2019 last night at Science World and the 6 year-old event has now raised $400,000 in the process.

The boisterous ping-pong tournament and party provided an opportunity for Vancouver’s tech community to have fun, engage in some friendly competition, network, and raise money for important causes and institutions such as homelessness and street youth, mental health, and BC Children’s Hospital.

More than 50 companies raised a minimum of $2,000 to qualify for the tournament and dressed up to battle with paddles.

Copperleaf’s Rippu Gupta was crowned singles champ and Shrey Rajesh and Luigi Sacco from Microsoft were the top pair in doubles. Transoft Solutions claimed the title as the biggest fundraiser.

As host, Charitable Impact provided fundraising inspiration, ideas, and support to participating teams, with all donations processed through its newly updated platform. To further amplify giving, the organization donated thousands of charitable dollars as prizes.

“TechPong is very much becoming a Vancouver tradition that reflects the growth, enthusiasm and imagination of B.C.’s tech sector,” said Dan Brodie, Chief Operating Officer at Charitable Impact. “Our entire team is proud and excited to inspire giving through this and other events. Together with the tech community, we’re working to build the future we all imagine.”