Children’s Aid Society Partners with TopSpin Charity to Support New York City Children

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Partnership Includes Fundraising and Promotion Opportunities, November 6 Kick-Off Event

September 12, 2013

The Children’s Aid Society is pleased to announce its partnership with TopSpin Charity, a community of sports and media professionals dedicated  to providing necessary resources to underprivileged children. By leveraging its strengths, including wide visibility in the media and sports industries, TopSpin will focus its partnership with Children’s Aid on raising awareness and support for the Children’s Aid College Prep Charter School, beginning with a Nov. 6 charity table tennis event at the Metropolitan Pavilion.  

The charter school, the first founded by Children’s Aid, opened its doors in the Morrisania section of the Bronx in August 2012. It offers students a rigorous academic program in addition to addressing their medical, mental health, dental and social needs. The school currently serves nearly 200 students in kindergarten, first and second grade. The Nov. 6 event will benefit Children’s Aid College Prep and other educational nonprofits around New York.

“TopSpin is excited to partner with The Children’s Aid Society – an organization that shares our passion for solving the education crisis in our communities,” said Peter Farnsworth, founder of TopSpin Charity. “Table tennis is a great way to bring the sports industry together in support of education. We’re hoping to exceed our fundraising goals and have people enjoy a little friendly competition along the way.”

“The Children’s Aid Society is honored to partner with TopSpin in these efforts to serve New York City’s vulnerable communities,” said Richard Buery, president and CEO of The Children’s Aid Society. “TopSpin’s mission to support quality educational opportunities for low-income youth aligns with our comprehensive approach to academic and personal success.”

Tickets for the Nov. 6 TopSpin charity event are currently on sale for $125 per ticket and $225 for table tennis tournament entry. To purchase tickets and sign up to participate in the Corporate Challenge or Open Division Tournament, please visit www.topspincharity.com.
 
About TopSpin Charity
TopSpin was founded in 2009 guided by the principle that every child deserves access to a well-rounded, quality education. TopSpin seeks to provide necessary resources for underserved youth to succeed. Since inception, TopSpin has quickly grown into one of New York’s premiere sports, entertainment and media industry partners, attracting 3,500+ influencers and professionals while raising more than $1,000,000 for 14 nonprofit organizations. To learn more about TopSpin and its work to date, please visit www.topspincharity.com, and follow us on social media via our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/TopSpinCharity) and Twitter account (@TopSpinCharity).

About The Children’s Aid Society
The Children’s Aid Society is an independent, not-for-profit organization established to serve the children of New York City. Our mission is to help children in poverty to succeed and thrive. We do this by providing comprehensive supports to children and their families in targeted high-needs New York City neighborhoods. Founded in 1853, it is one of the nation’s largest and most innovative non-sectarian agencies, serving New York’s neediest children. Services are provided in community schools, neighborhood centers, health clinics and camps. For additional information, please call Anthony Ramos at (212) 949-4938/ (917) 204-8214, email anthonyr@childrensaidsociety.org or visit www.childrensaidsociety.org.