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Wall Streeters take over Grand Central to play ping pong for Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City

Monday, January 28, 2013

Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: 32 teams of Wall Streeters turned out to Grand Central Station in New York City to play ping pong in the Fifth Annual Tournament of Champions Pong. Big Brothers and Big Sisters of New York City partnered with JP Morgan to hold the event in between squash games currently in play at Grand Central during the JP Morgan Tournament of Champions. The ping pong tournament is part of National Mentoring Month, which benefits organizations like Big Brothers Big Sisters by raising awareness of the importance of mentoring children in their pre-college years.

Big Brothers Big Sisters New York City is the nation's first and New York City's largest youth mentoring organization. The organization provides specialized mentoring programs for children with complex challenges such as children of teen mothers, or children of incarcerated parents. The organization offers several ways to get involved including Workplace Mentoring Programs which allow businesses to make Big Brothers Big Sisters their philanthropy of choice. Some of the participants included in this competition came to be involved through this program.

Those in the tournament helped to fundraise for the organization and included players from hedge funds and financial services firms. Alliance Bernstein, Park Strategies, and Kaufman Rossin Fund Services and others all had players in the tournament.

In between teams of Wall Streeters, professional ping pong players Wally Green and......................

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