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Third Annual Playing It Forward 2019

Choozle donates $2,772.33 to two Denver nonprofits

Choozle's third annual Playing It Forward

Choozle donates $2,772.33 to two Denver nonprofits

Our Third Annual Playing It Forward has come and gone and it was our best year yet. Our team hosted a charity Ping-Pong Tournament with the Denver technology community on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, from 5:00 PM–8:00 PM MST at Ace Eat Serve in Denver.

Sponsored by Choozle, LiveRamp, The Trade Desk, Booyah Advertising, and SpotX, this year’s lumberjack-themed tournament benefited two local charities, Harvesting Hope 5K and The Gathering Place. Thirty doubles teams played in the tournament and more than 130 people from Denver-based tech companies attended.

Total donation: $2,772.33

At the end of the tournament, Choozle presented the two benefiting charities with a donation of $1,386.17 each. This year’s registration numbers and donation amounts were double that of years’ past. With the donation, Harvesting Hope is able to advocate for further and better research for Prader-Willi Syndrome, and The Gathering Place is able to provide one month of infant nutrition to 45 mothers, a nutritious meal for 40 of their members, and one month of jobs and education assistance.

“As one of the premier philanthropic events on the Front Range for the technology community here in Denver, we’re excited to be able to continue the annual tradition of Playing It Forward,” Choozle CEO & Co-Founder, Andrew Fischer said. “The tournament is meant to provide a means for us and our friends in the Denver tech scene to give back to our local community, and we always have fun doing it.”

If you were able to make it to the event, thank you! If not, we’ll see you next year.

Harvesting Hope Logo

About Harvesting Hope

Harvesting Hope strives to eliminate the challenges of Prader-Willi syndrome through the advancement of research and education of rare genetic disorders and childhood obesity. Prader-Willi syndrome is a genetic disorder that occurs in approximately one out of every 15,000 births and is recognized as the most common genetic cause of life-threatening childhood obesity.

The Gathering Place

About The Gathering Place

Founded in 1986, The Gathering Place is the only daytime drop-in center in metropolitan Denver that serves women, their children, and transgender individuals who are experiencing poverty, many of whom are also experiencing homelessness. While we refer to those we serve as “members,” no fees are ever charged for programs or services.

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