(BY ANGELA GUAN)
2018 Dream Open: First Tournament of the Year
3, 2, 1…Happy New Year! Swan Ping Pong Club in Sunnyvale, California welcomed 2018 with a tournament on the very first day of the year. Early in the morning, forty-eight players arrived for the second Dream Table Tennis Open, matches beginning at 9am. Upon entering the club, each participant was warmly greeted by volunteers who checked the players in and gave them folders with player’s numbers, match schedules, and draw results.
Dream Open and Fund Raising for Charity events was an idea envisioned and launched by Amanda Chou, a sophomore at Basis Independent School. Supported by her parents, a team of volunteers, and sponsors, the Dream Open was created with a mission to promote the sport of table tennis by providing everyone an opportunity to compete in this enjoyable lifetime sport and to provide an opportunity to raise money to support anyone who needs help. Ultimately, all proceeds from this event will be donated directly to support poor children in Africa. In addition, the Asian Dream Foundation will donate 5 times the amount above. This year, the donations amount totaled up to $11,288 to Stanford University and the Tzu-Chi Foundation.
Check out more about the Dream Open at http://www.amandachou.com/ and join us for the 2019 Dream Open!
2018 TT Dream Open Final Results:
- Group A 1st: Victor Liu
- Group A 2nd: Ying Liu
- Group A 3rd: Angela Guan
- Group B 1st: Ryan Wu
- Group B 2nd: Danny Hui
- Group B 3rd: George Siu
- Group C 1st: Long Tran
- Group C 2nd: Rahul Kadian
- Group C 3rd: Terrence Liu
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