Serve Up Some Justice
WHEN? 6pm September 18 to 6pm September 19
WHERE? Hobart City Church of Christ, 8 Goulburn St, Hobart
JOIN IN! People can sign up for a timeslot or donate at pingpongathon.com/hobart
INFO? Call Nathan on 0400373091 to chat; OR Download General Info PDF >>>
We live in the most technologically advanced era the world has ever known. And yet, there are 40.3 million slaves in the world to-day, (Global Slavery Index, 2018), more than at any other time in history. Despite the best efforts of abolitionists across the centuries, the buying and selling of human beings for profit is booming.
At the heart of why we pong are two fundamental beliefs:
1. Every person matters
2. Every person deserves the chance to live a life that is free
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Ping Pong-A-Thon events are normally held annually each October. A standard event typically runs for 24-hours commencing on a Friday and running over a weekend. Players register to play table tennis in a specified time-slot and invite their friends, families and networks to sponsor their efforts.
So far the Pong has seen players of all ages (from 6 to 100 years old) and abilities get involved. The event is adaptable and has been hosted by virtually any community group you can think of; including schools, churches, sporting clubs, workplaces, pubs, universities, cafes, gyms, local councils, Rotary Clubs, Men’s Sheds etc.
To raise funds to support the excellent work of our partner organisations.
To raise awareness of human trafficking, modern day slavery and exploitation.
To create justice advocates.
To provide a fun, community-rich environment where people can build friendships, and participate in something bigger than themselves.