THANK YOU to all who joined us for the 9th Annual Pongapalooza on Tuesday November 8, 2022 to help provide books to kids in need. Hundreds of partners turned up to fight for ping-pong glory. Teachers, bankers, authors, marketers, book publishers and more joined the festivities and raised thousands of dollars for Canadian kids in need.

SPIN to Win!

Thank you SPIN Toronto! SEE YOU SOON.

Pongapalooza is an annual ping pong tournament held annually in support of First Book Canada.

Funds raised from this high-energy event helps us continue our mission of reaching children in need across the country and distributing books that they can take home, keep, and share with their families.

Since 2012, Pongapalooza has raised nearly $350,000 for First Book Canada, providing thousands of brand-new books through our programs.

Get In On the Action

No matter how skilled you are with a paddle, you can get involved and help kids in need.

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For general inquiries, please email us at canada@firstbook.org

Pongapalooza’s Impact On Kids In Need

Since 2012, Pongapalooza has raised over $350,000 for First Book Canada, providing thousands of brand new books and educational resources to Canadian children in need.

With generous support from our sponsors, First Book Canada is elevating the quality of education for children in need on a permanent, sustainable basis – but we cannot do it alone. Our partners in getting life-changing books to kids represent some of the smartest, most generous organizations across the for-profit and nonprofit sectors, and we want you to join us in this fun ping pong event. Help us reach thousands of Canadian children who want to experience the joy of reading and owning their very own first book.

What is Pongapalooza?

Watch the video to find out!

SPiN Toronto, a ping pong social club, will once again host a night of epic ping pong in support of First Book Canada where thirty-two teams of four will battle it out for the 2022 Pongapalooza Cup. Who will come out on top? Join us amidst the battlefield of swinging paddles and stray balls where guests can win remarkable prizes, play recreational ping pong, taste SPiN’s amazing hors d’oeuvres, and cool off with a refreshing beer.