PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- MVP Basketball Camp will hold its fifth annual "Ping Pong Madness" fundraiser on Friday, April 1, at the Westchester Table Tennis Center (WTTC) in Pleasantville.
The event will be a night of games, food and drink. All funds raised will go to MVP Basketball Camp scholarships to make dreams come true for basketball-loving boys and girls ages 6 - 16.
New York Times crossword puzzle editor and WTTC owner Will Shortz will provide paddles, balls and tons of tables so attendees can play table tennis all night if they like.
There will be tournaments for adults and children, as well as children's entertainment, including a magician. Raffle tickets will be sold for great prizes; plus, there will be silent auction items, which this year will feature memorabilia from NBA players Steph Curry and Kristaps Porzingis.
Many local summer camps award a handful of scholarships, but few if any have a mission to give more than 300 under-resourced children annually the opportunity for a summer camp experience. This is the mission of MVP Basketball Camp in Westchester County, where more than 30 percent of the 1,000 campers each summer come from families that can’t afford camp tuition.
MVP Basketball Camp opens its summer offerings on Monday, June 27 this year with a camp, for boys only, in North Salem.
This is followed by a special “Skills Academy” for higher level boys and girls in Rye the week of July 5 - 8, and then four weeks of camp for boys and girls ages 6 - 16 of all abilities in White Plains.
Scholarship applicants need to send documentation of family income and a letter of recommendation from school in order to be a considered.
For more information, call executive director Noel Muyskens at (914)-946-1231. You can visit the “Assisting Our Community” page at mvpbasketballcamp.org to learn more about supporting MVP Basketball Camp’s mission in Westchester County.
The "Ping Pong Madness" fundraiser will be from 6 - 10 p.m.
The Westchester Table Center is at 175 Tompkins Ave., Pleasantville.