From Stephen Lowe:
The Pingpongathon (PPAT) raises funds for anti human trafficking in South east Asia.
In 2014, the PPAT is to be run at 23 locations involving hundreds
of men across Australia standing up against this injustice.
The PPAT will be run locally on 17-18 October as a joint project between
The High Street Road Uniting Church (venue), The High Street Road
Uniting Church Table tennis club (equipment and players), Syndal Baptist
Church Man Alive Ministry (players and organisation).
Director: Adrian Rowse
Oct 29 2014
An update re the Pingpongathon held on 17-18 October 2014 at the
HSRUCTTC. We had 65 players who have raised over $13,000 so far…we had
about 10 club members amongst that 65 so thanks all for supporting
the event either by playing and / or sponsoring. Its not too late to
sponsor one of us..I am aware several of you said you wanted to sponsor
but may not have yet done so. The easiest way to do this would be by
direct debit or credit card, the link to the website with this details
I am also aware that some of you would have liked to participate but
the date did not suit. There are still 3 PPAT events to be held on 14 /
15 November at Lilydale, Richmond and Blackburn. I have registered to
play at Richmond from 6pm to 9pm on Friday 14 November. There are a
couple of other good players I am asking to join also so we will have a
good hit together if you can come. To register to play go to https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/RegistrationType.aspx?S=5aa6e88b-586b-49d6-87ee-38b56f9bfcb0
Oct 11 2014
Just a quick reminder that the High Street Road Table Tennis Club will be one of the venues for the Pingpongathon event.
John Lee has signed up to open the hall at High Street Road at 3pm on Friday 17th October and will play for 3 hours to 6pm.
At this stage, Colin and George from Wednesday morning session have signed up to join him during these hours.
A big thank you to Yuka, Anna, Raymond, Bob Hood and Jeanne for signing up to sponsor me as they either can’t play ( females) or they are away
on that day. I hope more of you will sign up to come and play or just simply sponsor one of us who will play on that day.
The link to sign up to sponsor is www.registernow.com.au/secure/FundraiserSearch.aspx?E=13890
The link to register to play is http://pingpongathon.com/register/
July 19 2014
The PPAT is in its 4th year this year and the founder of the PPAT will speak at a “Man Alive” breakfast on Saturday 9th
August, details shown below. The Pingpongathon (PPAT) raises funds for
anti human trafficking in South east Asia. This year the PPAT is
to be run at 23 locations involving hundreds of men across Australia
standing up against this injustice. This is a project I am heavily
involved with in my role as Treasurer of “P4T Inc (Partnering for
Transformation) the NFP organisation running the PPAT. The PPAT will be
run locally on 17-18 October as a joint project between The High Street
Road Uniting Church (venue), The High Street Road Uniting Church Table
tennis club (equipment and players), Syndal Baptist Church Man Alive
Ministry (players and organisation). There will also be others involved,
perhaps local High Schools, staff from Westpac bank, and others yet to
On Saturday August 9 Adrian Rowse, director of the
ping-pong-a-thon, will speak at a “Man Alive” breakfast on Saturday 9th August. Not sure what on earth the ping-pong-a-thon is about? Check out http://pingpongmarathon.com/
or better still come to the breakfast and find out from Adrian in
person! A great opportunity to hear from the man behind the event and to
start getting excited about this year’s PPAT.
Date: Saturday August 9
Time: 7:30 am (formalities finished by 9 am)
Location: Syndal Baptist Church
Cost: $15 (includes cooked breakfast)
RSVP: By Wed Aug 6 for catering purposes
Contact: Chris McNeill, 0403 822 043, firstname.lastname@example.org
May 18 2014
Planning is underway for the Pingpongathon (abbreviation “PPAT”) in
October 2014. High Street Road Uniting Church has agreed to allow the
use the Church as a venue for the 2014 PPAT. I am hoping we get more buy
in from our existing club members than we had last year, so if those of
us that participated last year can be enthusiastic talking to others
about it that would be helpful.
Last year you may recall that it ran in 5 venues; 4 in Melbourne and 1
in Adelaide. This year the organising committee is in discussion with
over 30 potential venues across Australia; if we get 20 definite that
will be a great result. We want to finalise the venues in the next
month, so this email is coming now mainly to address whether there can
be other local venues here in the ESCTTA region.
There are some good materials been put together (linked here: PPAT_Planning 2014PPAT_General_information 2014). These resources assist both those running the event and people participating to better understand what’s behind it.
I am wondering if other clubs in our association might be interested
in hosting the PPAT at their venue. It could be a great way to recruit
new players to clubs. Does anyone have connection with St Johns TTC in
Nunawading; that would be another good venue.
Although it’s still a long way off, let’s get our minds around how we
can maximise the impact on the community by getting groups to work
collectively for a common goal, and raise awareness of, and funds in the
fight against human trafficking.
Love to have your feedback.