In 2019, Techcouver reported that “Vancouver’s most epic charity ping pong tournament” was to be held at Science World in November.
Over 1,000 people attended the sold-out TechPong 2019. The event, at the time six years running, had raised $400,000.
Several dozen companies raised a minimum of $2,000 to qualify. The boisterous tournament provided an annual opportunity for Vancouver’s tech community to have fun, engage in friendly competition, and raise money for causes and institutions such as homelessness and BC Children’s Hospital.
Copperleaf’s Rippu Gupta was crowned singles champ and Shrey Rajesh and Luigi Sacco from Microsoft were the top pair in doubles.
“TechPong is very much becoming a Vancouver tradition that reflects the growth, enthusiasm and imagination of B.C.’s tech sector,” a statement from host organization Charitable Impact read in 2019. “Together with the tech community, we’re working to build the future we all imagine.”
And then it all stopped.
Now, with the dust of the Covid Pandemic in the rear-view mirror, Charitable Impact is resurrecting TechPong.
This October, the iconic event returns to its signature venue—Science World.
Registration is now open for TechPong 2023. The rules are the same: Companies must prove themselves worthy to compete through fund-raising, which remains the fundamental purpose of the event.
Charitable Impact was founded in Vancouver in 2011. Since then, more than $1.2 billion has been donated by the Charitable Impact community across thousands of charities throughout Canada.