SPiN San Francisco To Host 2016 US Olympic Table Tennis Team

By USATT | June 16, 2016, 12:31 p.m. (ET)

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New Social Ping Pong Club Set to Send Olympians Off in Style on July 21

June 16, 2016 (San Francisco, CA) – SPiN San Francisco, the new ping pong social club, will host the 2016 US Olympic Table Tennis Team for the first-ever “Friends with Paddles” fundraiser on Thursday, July 21st, just days before the team is set to leave for Rio to compete in the 2016 Olympic Games. 

The evening will feature exhibitions from both the Men’s and Women’s teams, along with opportunities for attendees to play some pong and interact with the Olympians. 2016 marks the first time that the US has qualified both Men’s and Women’s teams for an Olympic Games. 2016 marks the first time in the history of USATT that both a men’s and women’s team have qualified for the Olympics in the same year. 

“I am very excited that SPiN San Francisco will be hosting our 2016 Olympic table tennis team for this great event,” commented SPiN owner and founder Susan Sarandon. “I am sure that everyone will be amazed by these great athletes that will representing the United States at the 2016 Olympic Games. My only regret is that I won’t be there to show them a few of my own tricks and give them some last minute advice before they leave for Rio!” 

“I would like to thank Susan Sarandon and the team at SPiN for providing our Olympians with this incredible opportunity,” added Gordon Kaye, CEO of USA Table Tennis. “I think it’s amazing that our teams, and the San Francisco table tennis community, have the chance to get together to honor their accomplishments and have some fun as they get ready to leave for Rio.” 

A minimum $75 donation (per person) is required for admission, and includes a limited open bar and light appetizers from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Sponsorships (Print Flyer) are also available, which include private table time with an Olympian. For more information, visit http://sanfrancisco.wearespin.com

2016 US Olympic Team
Front row (left to right): Jiaqi Zheng, Kanak Jha, Lily Yip, Lily Zhang, Yue "Jennifer" Wu. Back row (left to right): Massimo Costantini, Yijun Feng, Timothy Wang. 

Please Join Us from 6:00pm -9:00pm at 690 Folsom St #100, San Francisco, CA 94107!

About SPiN

SPiN is a network of international ping pong social clubs that combine a unique mixture of sport, design and entertainment meant to inspire connections and shared experiences. Offering experiences from both day to night, the clubs feature engaging atmospheres such as ping pong courts, a full bar, restaurant and private VIP room. Memberships are available but are not necessary to reserve a ping pong table, take part in the nightly events, tournaments, private ping pong instruction with professional players, and casual socializing and play. Venues are currently located in San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Toronto. For more information, please visit: www.wearespin.com.

About USA Table Tennis

USA Table Tennis is organized under the United States Olympic Committee as the National Governing Body for the sport of table tennis in the United States. As a member service organization it promotes table tennis by creating opportunities for athletes and coaches of all backgrounds to participate in the sport through more than 250 clubs and over 350 tournaments across the nation annually. USA Table Tennis is a member of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF), and is responsible for selecting and training teams for international competition including the Pan American and Olympic Games.