Ping Pong Tournament at Barclays raises money for Delaware youth

Delaware Governor Jack Markell has always said he was a good ping-pong player.  Now Barclays Bank has the proof when it raised at least $15,000 for the Boys and Girls Club of Delaware thanks to a ping pong tournament at the company.

Monday marked the end of a two-day ping pong tournament, in which 150 employees participated to help raise money for the Boys and Girls Club. Governor Markell, even stopped by the company to play the tournament’s winner. In the end, Governor Makell won. 

“I have to admit when I got the paddle in my hand and the game starts, I don’t think about anything except winning,” said Governor Markell.

Over the past three years, fundraisers at Barclays have raised over $130,000 for the Boys and Girls Club. They serve about 20,000 children throughout the state.

According to Director of Marketing and Communication, Amy Perkins, the money raised from the ping pong tournament will go to education programs at the Boys and Girls Club.  “We’re very thankful for Barclays because they always considered us,” expressed Perkins.  

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