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Ping pong tournament benefits Miracle League

March 25 and 26 at Norman’s Landing

POSTED: March 19, 2014 12:02 a.m.
 

SOUTH FORSYTH — A south Forsyth restaurant will again offer table tennis play for a good cause.

Norman’s Landing, 365 Peachtree Pkwy., is holding its Spring Ping Pong Tournament at 7 p.m. March 25 and 26.

Singles play will be March 25, while doubles will follow the next night. Cost is $20 per person and includes a T-shirt.

Singles play is single eliminations, while doubles will be double elimination.

Bill Norman, owner of the restaurant, said all proceeds from the event will benefit the Miracle League of Forsyth County, which provides opportunities for children with special needs to take part in sports such as softball and bowling.

The local Miracle League is based out of its specialized softball facility at Coal Mountain Park in north Forsyth.

Norman said he had planned on supporting another charity when he learned the Miracle League’s storage facility was damaged after a pipe burst during recent subfreezing weather.

“One of my employees here, his son plays on one of the teams and he coaches,” Norman said. “We sort of changed streams when we heard they lost a lot of their equipment when that facility was flooded.”

This will be the 36th ping pong tournament Norman’s Landing has held over the past couple of decades.

Norman said the events, which are typically held each fall and spring, always support a different charitable cause.

“In total at the restaurant, we’ve raised over $1.85 million for different charities since we opened,” he said. “The ping pong room alone has generated over a quarter of a million of that.”

Norman said he’s hoping for a large turnout.  

“We’ve contacted about 250 or 300 people,” he said. “We’ll have some good basketball on [TV] after they get eliminated from the contest, so everyone should come out and have some good family fun while helping the Miracle League.”

 

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