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In the News: This ping pong tournament aims to raise $175K for Chicago Tech Academy


It’s no secret that techies love ping pong, but those in Chicago’s startup community will soon get the chance to play table tennis together for more than just fun.

T4Youth is an annual ping pong tournament that brings Chicago’s top tech companies together and raises money for the Chicago Tech Academy, or ChiTech, a nonprofit high school that teaches STEM concepts to minority and low-income students. The amount of funds T4Youth raised has increased year over year, from $50,000 in 2014 to over $100,000 last year.

Now in its fourth year, T4Youth expects to involve 48 teams and hundreds of attendees with a goal of raising $175,000 in the team building, networking and fundraising night out. Each team will make a donation of $1,000 to play with nine companies paying additional money to sponsor the event so far.

Read more at Chicago Inno.