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2017 TopSpin Charity Event

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For the eighth year in a row, MKTG was proud to produce another successful TopSpin Charity ping pong event last night at NY’s Metropolitan Pavilion. TopSpin raises awareness and provides funds for exceptional nonprofits that provide educational opportunities for under-served youth.

This was by far our most attended event with attendees spanning across brands, properties, media, leagues and agents. This year, 13 of some of NYC’s top restaurants provided amazing samples from their menus. Similar to recent years, bars were fully stocked with themed cocktails and this year’s silent auction brought some amazing sports memorabilia, including Shaq’s size 23 sneaker. Take a look below for photos from last night’s event!

Photos by Mitch Plaise @sh0tbyp

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Written by Paige McConney
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December 7th, 2017 at 12:42 pm

TopSpin 2017

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The ninth annual TopSpin table tennis tournament and fundraiser, benefitting educational nonprofits, a favorite among industry marketers and athletes, has already raised more than $300,000 in sponsorships — above 2016 to date. The highest yield was 2014, when $400,000 was raised; this year’s “stretch goal” is $500,000, said Peter Farnsworth, a founder of TopSpin and founder/CEO of business development, cause marketing and brand consultancy Foxrock Partners.

Sponsorships range from $10,000 to $50,000. EverFi, Ticketmaster, the Mets and Oak View Group are all new sponsors. Returning sponsors include industry pillars like Anheuser-Busch InBev, JPMorgan Chase, the NBA, NFL, MLS, NHL, MLBAM, AEG, Madison Square Garden, Harman, AmEx, Coke, CAA, IMG, Octagon and Wasserman.

Over the years, TopSpin has raised more than $3 million, which has benefitted 22 educational nonprofits. This year’s event is scheduled for Dec. 6 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. MKTG produces the event gratis for TopSpin, and supports sponsorship sales.

Article written by Terry Lefton, Sports Business Journal

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Written by Paige McConney
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October 2nd, 2017 at 10:50 am

MKTG4GOOD at the CT Challenge Ride

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MKTG Riders: Matt Manning, Rein Dijkema, Michelle Berg, Kathryn Rambo, Samantha Hickey. MKTG Volunteers: Erica Calhoun, Danielle Walkerwicz, Kelly Kinas, Dani Kosinski

Over the weekend, a team of riders from MKTG Westport took to their bikes to raise money for cancer survivors of all ages through the organization MISSION (yourmission.org). Through the CT Challenge, the MKTG gearheads raised $2230 to help MISSION send kids to summer camp, aid in college tuition, run confidence-building adventure trips for young adults and supply young cancer survivors visits to Mission’s Training Center. You can learn more about the charity from the video below. Many thanks to our riders, and the numerous MKTG employees who came out to volunteer starting early in the am and extending into the evening celebration!

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July 28th, 2017 at 1:27 pm

MKTG Chicago Cooks Up Kindness with MKTGood

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Last week MKTG Chicago sprung their community outreach plan into action taking part in the first monthly MKTGood Volunteer Outing. The Chicago team volunteered at the Inspiration Corporation, a Chicago-based organization that helps the homeless with programs that enable them to reach their fullest potential for self-sufficiency. Inspiration Cafe is one of their programs that allows the homeless community to enjoy a night of dining out and our team put their hospitality skills to good use. They helped dream up the menu, cook and serve delicious meals – a great start to giving back across the Windy City!

–Contributed by MKTG Chicago

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October 31st, 2016 at 3:39 pm

Speed Rack Takes On Cancer Research

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Over the course of the last few years, the mixology industry has raised (and dominated) the bar to stand at the forefront of the service industry. Bartenders all over the country are rising to the occasion and proving that passion (and getting their elbows dirty from time to time) are the two main ingredients that drive the craft that inspires them each and every day. Visit a cocktail bar in your town and take a moment to notice how much thought, care, and time goes into the drink sitting in front of you. Read up on the bartending competitions that tour across the country, spreading education and affording bartenders the opportunity to elevate their game (World Class, anyone?). Recognize the efforts that are being made to not only shed light on the mixology industry, but also to spread awareness on charitable causes near and dear to the craft.

Here’s where Speed Rack comes in.

Founded in 2011, Ivy Mix and Lynnette Marrero teamed up to create an all-female bartending competition that honors women in the spirit industry while raising money for breast cancer research, education and prevention. Spanning across 8 different cities, the organizers, competitors, and volunteers involved with Speed Rack are some of the industry’s best and brightest in the country, donating their time and talent to a double-edged cause that promotes female bartenders and puts 100% of event proceeds towards breast cancer. And if that’s not enough of a reason to learn more, do yourselves a favor and check out what these competitors are bringing to the table.

Article by: Kristina Cappuccilli
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Written by Paige McConney
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May 10th, 2016 at 2:02 pm

TopSpin Charity Event

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We can officially add another successful TopSpin Charity event into the books! Last night at the Metropolitan Pavilion, TopSpin and MKTG welcomed celebrities, industry executives and ping-pong champions to celebrate together and raise money for charity. TopSpin raises awareness and provides funds for exceptional nonprofits that provide educational opportunities for under-served youth.

Celebrity guests included; Chris McCullough of the Brooklyn Nets, John Wallace former NY Knicks player, Professional golfer Seema Sadekar and Olympic gold medalist and 3 time WNBA Champion, Swin Cash. This year’s sponsors included Effen Vodka, Cupcake, Anheuser Bush, NBA Cares and Coca Cola.

Last nights event was MKTG and TopSpin’s fifth collaboration for the annual event. Similarly in years past, restaurant vendors came and served sample bites of their best dishes while guests had the opportunity to peruse the silent auction, take photos against the step & repeat and of course play some ping-pong! There have even been some rumblings of this being “the best TopSpin event yet.” We’ll take it!

 

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December 10th, 2015 at 4:37 pm

MKTG and TopSpin Charity Welcome Clients and Guests to MKTG’s NYC Headquarters

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To celebrate MKTG’s new global Headquarters and to kick-off the football season, MKTG and TopSpin Charity welcomed clients, influencers and employees for a casual evening of fun, food and football!  We streamed the NFL kick-off game and soccer player, Olympic Gold medalist, and World Cup Champion Alex Morgan even stopped by to say hello! Take a look at the photos from this amazing night below!

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September 11th, 2015 at 2:21 pm

Race Across the Window

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MKTG friendly Jonathan Cane started Race Across the Window in 2008 after losing his mother to cancer. Three years later, the charity has changed, (this year’s event will raise money for Challenged Athletes Foundation), but the fundamentals remain the same – eight riders, 3000 miles, seven 24 hour days, and one Computrainer in the Window of Jackrabbit Sports on 14th Street (between 6th and 7th Ave.)

Check out www.raceacrossthewindow.com for more information, and catch MKTG’s own Scott Towle in the coveted 6am – 9am slot.

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June 7th, 2010 at 3:01 pm

Haiti isn’t “all better” now

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The benefit we held for Haiti was a gratifying example of an agency, and more importantly, its people pitching in and giving back. We raised $5k for Voice of Haiti in a single evening (you can always donate more at any time).

It’s been a month since the earthquake and Haiti is no longer the lead story, or often, any story on the news right now. Maybe Angelina Jolie will adopt 75,000 or so kids and grab our collective attention again, but until then, we plan to be part of a continuing effort to help.

The majority of Haitians are still suffering from medical, food and shelter shortages. There are no jobs. Government offices and many businesses no longer exist. For most, the only activity is lining up at dawn hoping to get a sack of rice.

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February 12th, 2010 at 4:58 pm

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