What is TechPong?

What is TechPong?

Brought to you by CHIMP (Charitable Impact), TechPong invites the local tech community to an epic ping pong tournament, so we can join together to raise money for the causes we care about. Whether you enter a team, or just come along to watch, it's going to be a great night!

When: November 7th, 2019
Where: Science World (1455 Quebec St, Vancouver, BC)

Want to enter a team?

If you are interested in entering a team, fill out the form below to sign-up. Here is everything you need to know:

  • In order for your team to qualify for the tournament, you must raise a minimum of $2,000 for your favourite charity using Charitable Impact.
  • Raising $2,000 allows you to enter one player into the singles tournament, and two players into the doubles tournament.
  • Once you have signed up, we will contact you to set up a campaign page for your team, to make your fundraising as easy as possible.
  • Got more questions? See our FAQ's.
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Sponsorship

Become a TechPong 2019 Sponsor

Sponsoring TechPong is a great opportunity to showcase your brand to Vancouver based technology professionals. We have a range of sponsorship packages available, and would love to have you onboard. Fill in the form below, and we will reach out to you with a sponsorship package.


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Frequently Asked Questions


Because ping pong is fun:

  • Participate in (or just sit back and watch) Vancouver’s biggest and best ping pong tournament 
  • Rally some teamwork in your office through fundraising efforts (think: pizza days, bake-offs, and—maybe?—burpee challenges)
  • Win bragging rights for raising the most Charitable Dollars for the causes of your choice
  • Get your ping pong practice in and you might bring back a trophy

Aaaaaand, because:

  • Network with tech leaders and peers from across the city (from companies such as Samsung, Bananatag, Clio, Copperleaf Inc., Galvanize and PayByPhone)
  • Win Charitable Dollars that you can use to support your favourite cause or give away to friends and family (the holiday season will be right around the corner!)
  • Catch up with this year’s fun fair carnival theme with fun games and entertainment
  • Get some cool surprise swag (don’t worry, it won’t be more pens and stress balls)

The minimum fundraising requirement to qualify for TechPong is $2,000. This amount allows you to enter three players - one in the singles tournament, and two in the doubles tournament.

Depending on capacity, your company can choose to enroll an extra three players (one doubles team and one singles team) for every additional $1,000 raised. We cannot guarantee that there will be capacity for every company to add additional teams.

To qualify for TechPong, you must meet the minimum fundraising requirement by midnight on October 31st, one week before the tournament.

Of course! It's completely up to you how you structure your teams.

Your Campaign will capture the total sum of all contributions made to your fundraiser. It can be used as your team’s only fundraising page, or you can invite individuals to create supporting Giving Groups. Giving Groups could be created for different departments, small work fundraisers (i.e. bake sale), or individual team members.

A Giving Group is a stand-alone fundraising page, and a wonderful way to gather people together to raise money for a cause. You can invite people to join as members, easily share your group on social media, and set a visible fundraising goals. Click here to learn how to create a supporting Giving Group to your company’s fundraising Campaign.

For any question, click here to see our Help Center for Campaign administrators.

Absolutely! Since Charitable Impact Foundation is a registered charity, all donations made on this platform are immediately tax receipted.

Only donations submitted directly to Charitable Impact can be tax receipted. If you have collected a sum of cash outside of Charitable Impact, the individual contributors cannot be tax receipted. If you are hosting a bake sale, or other similar fundraisers at work, why not create a Giving Group for the occasion? Through a Giving Group linked to your Campaign individuals can automatically send funds directly to your company's main Campaign page. Tax receipts will then be issued for individual donors to the Giving Group.

To qualify for TechPong, funds must be donated to your official TechPong 2019 Campaign page. This is how we track the total amount donated, and the total amount on the Campaign page cannot be artificially inflated.

Congratulations on your successful fundraising! Click here for instructions on how to send the funds away to charity when you are ready.

You're in good company


Brought to you by:

This year’s sponsors of TechPong

Clearly
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Impact Recruitment
Parallel 49 Brewing Company
Visier
Switchboard
Techcouver

Companies that participated in TechPong last year

ACL
Affinity IT Recruitment
Barter Bay
Samsung"
BC Tech Association
Salesforce
Unbounce
IQ Metrix
Long View
Media Valet
Microsoft
Nude Vodka Soda
Pay By Phone
Clearly
Pixieset
STAT Search Analytics
TEKSystems
Transoft Solutions