Church’s ping pong tourney breaks target

A large group of people holding ping pong paddles
Participants in St. Christopher, Richmond Hill’s Ping Pong Relay gather for a photo. The tourney raised $35,870 for FaithWorks. Photo courtesy of St. Christopher, Richmond Hill.
 on November 30, 2022

St. Christopher, Richmond Hill hosted its fifth annual Ping Pong Relay on Sept. 24 to raise funds for FaithWorks’ 16 charitable organizations. Despite the pandemic lockdown, the church’s Ping Pong Relays carried on virtually via Zoom during the last two years. With the gradual re-opening, the relay this year was a hybrid model, with 26 people attending in person and five on Zoom. To add to the fun, organizers split participants into women’s and men’s teams, each with their cheering slogans. It was a fierce but friendly competition in four categories of ingenious ping pong games. We challenged each other with different tricks and encouraged them by financial sponsorship; the higher the scores, the higher the donation. Raising funds was important but having tons of fun and fellowship with each other was the best of all. We raised more than $6,000 on the day of the event. Including the amount we asked for sponsorship before the day, the total was $35,870. God once again did amazing work through St. Christopher’s 2022 Ping Pong Relay. Praise be to God!

Submitted by the Rev. Canon Dr. Philip Der


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