Playing ping pong creates awareness, supports community
Ping-Pong is a sport that anyone can play, many people play the sport for fun and something to do during your downtime, but others have taken the sport to the professional level, in competitions and other events. “It’s a event that brings togethers professional players and inexperienced players like myself,” said Jason Taylor, former pro-football player.
The Jason Taylor foundation has been helping kids across South Florida for the last 14 years, helping them achieve great things and providing them with the assets they need to be successful. Jason Taylor came up with the idea JT’s Ping-Pong smash many years ago and the event as turned out to becoming a huge success. “I wanted to do something different; Ping-Pong is something out of the box,” said Jason Taylor.
JT’s Ping-Pong smash brings together many local celebrities in many different industries to help teach and care for many of south florida less fortunate kids around the area. Names like World series champion John Jay, Miami Dolphins radio broadcaster Joe Rose, Miami Dolphins cornerback Walt Aikens and others.
This year Jason Taylor decided to have a co-host to help run the Ping-Pong smash, Miami Dolphins Pro Bowl Center Mike Pouncey. Pouncey was honored to help Taylor run the ping-pong event. “Well it’s very different, most fundraising event are usually a dinner or a golf event. So it’s something different and something that i’m proud to be apart of,” said Dolphins’ Center Mike Pouncey
The main event of the day was the matchup between Jason Taylor and Mike Pouncey. Both stated that they’re inexperience but they’re both very confident in each other’s game. Well it didn’t go so well for Pouncey, as Jason Taylor defeated Pouncey.
The event is really a time to come together and to enjoy yourself, but the real reason behind the event is to raise money to help the less fortunate kid. Kids can enjoy themselves in many different ways, playing video games, talking and interacting with other kids in this youth group and interacting with many different celebrities.
Many different corporations have partner with the Jason Taylor like Publix, Best Buy, Global Wealth Management who is the main sponsor of this event.
No matter what view you look at it, JT’s Ping-Pong smash is a success on every aspect. The kids enjoyed the event, everyone enjoyed their time at the event.