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May 21, 2010 > Next generation of Olympians needs your help

Next generation of Olympians needs your help

Submitted By India Community Center

In just five years the India Community Center's table tennis program has become the home of the largest dedicated table tennis facility in North America. It's honed the skills of 20 nationally-ranked players; two of the youngest ever 2009 World Championship contenders; and more than 15 medal holders form the 2009 US National Championship, all of whom call the Table Tennis Center home.

The Center has an internationally-acclaimed coaching staff and the largest Junior Training Program in the country. The Center offers comprehensive table tennis programming for all ages, and emphasizes the cultural importance of table tennis in the lives of many in the greater Bay Area community.

By offering live web casting of tournaments such as the California State Tournament, the Center ensures that family and community members worldwide are able to watch events in real-time. The Table Tennis Center supports multiple world-class champion players and their coaches, and holds tournaments such as the recent California State Table Tennis Tournament, the largest in 2010 to date.

The ICC is a nonprofit and relies on the support of the public to keep these activities, and the Table Tennis Center training programs, open to the larger community at little-to-no cost. To help keep the table tennis program available for all who want to play, the ICC is holding a Table Tennis Fundraiser on Sunday, June 6.

The star-studded night will include celebrity matches between Anil Godhwani (ICC co-founder), Steve Westly (former California state controller and avid table tennis supporter), six-time Yugoslavian champion Biba Golic, the No.-1 U.S. men's player Lupi Lupulesku, world-ranked players Ariel Hsing and Lily Zhang, among others.

Attire is casual, and a buffet dinner, as well as drinks and appetizers, will be served. All donations go directly to the Junior Training Program, and limited VIP tickets are available. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the ICC at www.indiacc.org/tt2010.

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