Susan Sarandon who has donated US$ 100,000 to support the development of table tennis
Photo By: Samantha Sun
American actress Susan Sarandon, noted in particular for her outstanding role in the 1995 film Dead Man Walking for which she received an Academy Award, has donated US$ 100,000 for the promotion of table tennis in New York.
One of the founders of the innovative SPiN New York Table Tennis Club, Susan Sarandon is an avid table tennis player and was very much a star attraction in June last year, when the New York Club played a specially selected team from Shanghai in the Volkswagen 2011 China versus World Team Challenge in the Luwan Stadium.
She is noted for her social awareness; the donation reflects her liking for table tennis and her concern for society.
Over the years she has been noted for her social awareness; the donation reflects not only her liking for table tennis but her concern for others.
She told Wall Street journalists that table tennis is a sport that helps relieve stress and is perfect for young people who need a focus in life and also exercise.
Over 25 schools in New York have introduced table tennis into their programmes in the past tear; the money will be used to purchase equipment and pay for coaching,
The donation is a major boost for table tennis in New York, a fact Kathleen Grimm, the Deputy Schools Chancellor, acknowledged.
Wall Street Journal
News of the donation was reported in the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday 15th February 2012