Announcing: Ping Pong Parkinson Championship

Announcing: Ping Pong Parkinson Championship

What:  Ping Pong Tournament for People with Parkinson’s Disease

When:  Saturday, February 17, 12:00 noon

Where:  Westchester Table Tennis Center (175 Tompkins Ave., Pleasantville, NY 10570) – easily accessible by train from Grand Central Station in New York City.  (See directions below for the train and for driving by car!)

Who:  Open to everyone who has Parkinson’s, at every level of ability in ping pong.  Hosted by Will Shortz (puzzle editor for the New York Times and NPR – on the left in the picture above) and Nenad Bach (musician who has PD – on the right).  You can enroll at the event.

Why:  To have fun, challenge ourselves, and learn/reinforce new physical and mental skills

To Learn More:  Download this PDF –  Ping_Pong_Parkinson_Championship_Press_Release


For additional information about the Ping Pong Parkinson program in Pleasantville, read my earlier posts:  click!  click!  click!

Here are directions to Pleasantville, if you are taking a train from New York City’s Grand Central Station:

  • Take MetroNorth to Pleasantville (47 minutes from Grand Central Terminal)
  • Exit the rear (south end) of the train
  • Climb the steps to Bedford Road
  • Turn left (east); walk 1-1/2 blocks to Tompkins Ave.
  • Turn right (south); walk 2 blocks to Vermilyea St.
  • Address: 175 Tompkins Ave. (entrance on Vermilyea)

For more information, including directions for driving by car, click here for the Table Tennis Center’s website.

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