April 23rd, 2016 was truly an epic year for ping pong and LAUSD at Dodger Stadium as the 3rd Annual Move It Challenge grew to a multi-faceted festival for 13,000 school kids. Pongstarz and Cornilleau partnered with many other organizations like Target, LA Fitness, and Dodgers in support of healthy students, healthy families and a healthy community. The event included a fun and exciting 5K Run, Nutrition Workshops, an Interactive Kid Zone with games and sports, dance classes, live entertainment, music, food, celebrities, and of course the number one attraction ping pong!
Cornilleau proudly provided 10 tables for kids to play on and Pongstarz gave away over 200 autographed paddles to take home as souvenirs. The kids could not have been any more appreciative and thrilled beyond words to have paddles of their own with which to start taking lessons. The funds raised here will create the necessary school athletic programs that will contribute to LAUSD students’ health and wellness as well as an annual campaign that puts our commitment to health and fitness into perpetual action. Many thanks out to all the Pongstarz volunteers and staff who helped to make this happen, mission accomplished Los Angeles!