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.