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Game On at KIPP Bay’s Ping Pong Smackdown

The NewSchools Adventure Fund team and the You Just Got NewSchooled team used their superhero powers to pull off a couple of victories at KIPP Bay Area’s second annual ping pong tournament, held this year at Airbnb’s ultra-hip headquarters in San Francisco.

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Although we were no match for Apple Ping Pong Loves Education (APPLE) teams I, II and III (two of which were in the finals), NewSchools’ Superman (aka David Havens) did manage a showdown against San Francisco mayor, the Honorable Ed Lee and an eleven-year-old ping pong prodigy.

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All joking aside, this is KIPP Bay’s most important fundraiser of the year and NewSchools, along with many of our portfolio companies (Gobstopper, Blendspace, No Red Ink, and Goal Book) was honored to support our friends at one of the Bay Area’s highest-performing CMO’s. Funds raised will help 2,600 low-income students and 1,200 alumni in seven Bay Area schools climb the mountain to and through college.

Thanks to our sponsors, Ann & John Doerr, for backing our teams. What we may have lacked in skill, we certainly made up for in spirit. Cheers!

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