Aug 5 - Chris Paul hosted the first TopSpin Charity Ping Pong Tournament during Carnevale at The Palazzo Las Vegas. Along with partner Fiji Water, the five diamond resort presented a head-to-head ping pong tournament that included basketball stars Chris Paul, Alan Anderson, Al-Farouq Aminu, Michael Conley, Jerome Williams, Royal Ivey, Andre Igoudala, Kyrie Irving, Greg Oden, Jerry Stackhouse, Al Harrington, Tyronn Lue, Roger Mason, Sebastien Telfair, and Kenny Smith.
Fans crowded the ping pong table to cheer on their favorite star during the tournament. After four rounds of intense action, Chris Paul and Roger Mason were left to battle it out for the championship. Chris Paul emerged victorious and was presented with the crystal TopSpin Las Vegas trophy. "I'm taking this to the club," Paul exclaimed hoisting the trophy in the air while fans cheered.
In addition to the ping pong tournament, guests enjoyed passed hors d'oeuvres, an open bar, music by DJ Rob, and the chance to bid on fantastic sports memorabilia at the silent auction.
A portion of all the proceeds will benefit the Chris Paul Foundation, TopSpin Charity, and the Jump for Joy Foundation through TAO Cares. The party continued at TAO Nightclub, where guests celebrated the big win with Chris Paul.