If you’re going
• When: 7 p.m. Oct. 19 and 20
• Where: Norman’s Landing, 365 Peachtree Pkwy.
• Cost: $20 per person
Forsyth County’s premiere table tennis tournament is back.
Norman’s Landing restaurant will hold its semiannual ping pong charity games at 7 p.m. Oct. 19 and 20.
Singles play Oct. 19 will feature a single-elimination format, while doubles will play the following night in a double elimination setup.
“Everybody comes and watches the baseball playoff games [on TV], and we have a hoot,” said owner Bill Norman.
Cost is $20 per player, with funds going to the Bald Ridge Lodge.
The lodge is a nonprofit organization providing temporary housing for boys ages 12-17.
Norman said he chose the charity because of the great work organizers do for local youth.
The tournament, featuring a favorite pastime of Norman’s, began as a way to raise money for local charities.
“That ping pong room, in total over 15 years, has raised over $200,000,” Norman said.
He’s working to add to that total with this month’s games. He’s calling a list of about 300 previous ping pong participants and enthusiasts.
Everyone who plays will receive a T-shirt and hat.