Inaugural T4Youth Tournament to Take Place in October

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Table Tennis Tournament Founded to Unite Chicago Tech Professionals and Support Future Technologists

This fall will kick off the first annual Chicago Table Tennis Tech Tournament, “T4Youth,” hosted on October 2nd, 2014 and all proceeds will go to fund the Chicago Tech Academy.

Ryan Pollock, managing partner of Objective Paradigm and one of T4Youth’s founders, said of the tournament, “T4Youth was developed with the intent of bringing together Chicago tech professionals in support of a good cause. The Chicago tech boom is proof that programmers can be incredible competitors and we are anxious to see who is the most talented table tennis player among us.”

Table tennis matches will take place throughout the day of the event at Killerspin House, followed by a championship round in the evening as well as food, drinks, and a raffle for all tournament participants.

This year, all proceeds from the event will benefit Chicago Tech Academy, a non-profit, 4-year contract school located in University Village, dedicated to inspiring, educating, and connecting the next generation of technology leaders, especially among minority and low income students.

Said Matt Hancock, founding executive director of Chicago Tech Academy, “The proceeds raised by T4Youth will help us to continue to provide scholarships and opportunities for our students. The event will also improve recognition of ChiTech and our students by T4Youth’s big name tech sponsors and participants, ultimately investing in our students’ and Chicago’s future.”

T4Youth founders include: 3Points Communications, Creating IT Futures Foundation, GiveForward, Killerspin House, Objective Paradigm, Solstice Mobile, SPR Companies, and Trading Technologies.

Promotional sponsors of the event include: CardConnect, Chicago Print Group, Coors Light, Illinois Technology Association, and Techweek.

Chicagoland tech companies have already started registering including Sprout Social,10th Magnitude, and Hireology. To sign up your company team, please visit:

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