The Inaugural Paddle Battle featured fantastic entertainment from both players and attendees. The tournament was filled with smiles and laughing as new ping pong players and those who had played before all came together to support Mental Health. There was great food and great conversations to be had all while the sounds of ping pong balls bounced all around.
Take a look at some of this year’s Paddle Battle Photos and check out all the fun that was had!
Toronto, Ontario, March 8, 2016 – Able Translations, a Canadian translations and interpreting company, and Able Transport, a full-service transportation company, raised over $23,000 on March 3rd with their inaugural Ping Pong Tournament, aptly named Paddle Battle for Mental Health. All of the proceeds from the event were donated to the Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in support of their work with mental health and addiction patients as well as their families across Canada.
Able Translations partnered with its sister organization Able Transport in order to bring awareness to the pressing issue of mental health. Throughout their respective histories both organizations have shown a commitment towards social issues both in their local community and outside of it. Paddle Battle is the latest installment in a long line of charitable endeavors and it was by far the largest with attendees ranging across a variety of industries and a number of notable celebrities.
"Mental illness indirectly affects all Canadians at some time through a family member, friend or colleague." Said President of Able Translations and Able Transport Wilson Teixeira regarding the event his companies organized.
"25% of Canadians will personally experience a mental illness in their lifetime, whether it be mild or severe."
"It affects people of all ages, educational and income levels, and cultures but we can all do our part to help."
CAMH estimated that by 2020 the leading cause of disability around the world will be depression. With the numbers being as staggering as they are it is clear that more support is needed in order to combat this growing trend. That is why the work of CAMH is crucial.
The event itself featured fantastic entertainment as teams competed to be the first ever champion of Paddle Battle for Mental Health. Fittingly, the first place team was representatives from CAMH.
Whether it was team outfits, shared smiles or high fives each and every team put their joy on display no matter if their team won or lost their match. If there is one thing to be said about the event, it would be that it was fun in every sense of the word and supported an amazing organization in a very significant way.
With the overwhelming support for Paddle Battle being so evident, Able Translations and Able Transport were proud to announce next year’s Paddle Battle will take place on March 2nd 2017.