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October 01, 2015 13:47 ET

Chimp and SHOES.com Announce the Return of TechPong on October 21, Vancouver Tech Companies Will Paddle It Out for Charity

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VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - October 01, 2015) - TechPong, the epic ping pong tournament with a purpose, is back for round two. Launched last year and smashing all expectations, the event aims to bring Vancouver's booming tech industry together for a night of fun to help raise money for charities in support of the Syrian refugee crisis.

TechPong, taking place October 21, 2015 at Imperial Vancouver, invites tech companies to raise a minimum of $1,000 for a charity of their choice in support of the Syrian refugee crisis, whether it be charities providing emergency relief overseas or those helping with refugees resettling in Canada. Hosted by SHOES.com, the leading online footwear and apparel retailer in North America, and Chimp, which brings people and charities together to change the world, TechPong will showcase talent from some of the most recognized names in the tech sector, including: Hootsuite, BuildDirect, Vision Critical, Unbounce, Mobify, and others.

"Vancouver's tech industry is a growing and important economic and human capital force in Canada, and TechPong is really about the industry coming together and making a collective impact while having some fun," said John Bromley, CEO of Chimp. "That they've chosen to support the refugee crisis this year shows how much that issue has shocked us all in some way. It has certainly caused me to stop and think about how lucky I am to be living in Vancouver."

"It's inspiring to see Vancouver's tech community rallying in support of the Syrian refugee crisis. It really demonstrates the cohesiveness of our industry," said Roger Hardy, CEO of SHOES.com. "Charity and corporate social responsibility are fundamental to the Shoes.com team and we are eager to make a positive impact on a humanitarian crisis' that has touched millions of lives."

Building on the success of last year's TechPong, which raised more than $70,000 for Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, TechPong 2015 hopes to raise $100,000. Tickets are $10 and include a drink and appetizers.

For more information on TechPong or to purchase a ticket, please visit: TechPong.ca.

Watch a Preview for TechPong 2015

Praise for last year's TechPong:

"TechPong is a fun way for our team and the tech sector to rally together for a good cause."
Rick Perreault, CEO, Unbounce

"Community involvement is a pretty big part of our culture. When we get people together to do something to give back that really helps build our culture. It's what bonds people together and brings them out of their shell."
Wisam Abdulla, COO, PaySavvy

Last year's event video: TechPong: Charity at Work

About Chimp:
Chimp (charitable + impact) brings people and charities together to change the world. Chimp is a charitable marketplace - a vibrant community rich with opportunities to discover and act on causes you care about. Give when you want and how you want. To date, more than $79 million has been given to charity, and more than 50,000 Canadians have helped change the world through Chimp. Learn more about Chimp at chimp.net.

About SHOES.com:
SHOES.com is the leading online footwear and apparel retailer in Canada. The company began with one simple goal in mind -- empower people to discover footwear they love. SHOES.com is harnessing new technology and people-power to curate a refined collection of shoes for each individual customer. SHOES.com offers a selection of over 500 brands and successfully serves over 8 million customers across the US and Canada. Learn more about the company's Canadian counterpart, SHOEme by visiting SHOEme.ca.

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