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Alpha Tau Omega will host its first ping pong tour­nament Sat­urday, Dec. 2, at 11 a.m. in the Grewcock Student Union.

“I noticed the traffic at the ping pong table has increased this semester, so I thought it would be a fun way to play for a good cause,” Steve Sartore, ATO’s phil­an­thropy chair, said.

The tour­nament will begin with a round of pool play, and con­tes­tants who win two out of three games will advance to a single-elim­i­nation bracket. Sartore said the final structure of the brackets will depend on how many people sign up, but there will be a chance to buy back into the bracket after double elim­i­nation in pool play. Grand prize is a $50 Amazon gift card.

All pro­ceeds for the event will go to InvolvedDad, an orga­ni­zation that aims to get sep­a­rated fathers back into their fam­ilies and com­mu­nities.

“We’ve been working with InvolvedDad for two years now,” Sartore said. “It’s a small orga­ni­zation so our dollar goes a long way toward helping them out.”

Tickets are for sale in the Union throughout the week for $4 in advance, or $5 at the door.