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Ping pong tourney benefits boys lodge
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Ken Moore III competes in a ping pong tournament at Normans Landing earlier this year. - photo by File photo

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.