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Fifth annual event raises nearly $100,000 in funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City’s one-to-one mentoring programs; Dylan and Rex Glickman beat 31 other teams to win tournament
NEW YORK, February 22, 2013 — Jones Lang LaSalle served as a team sponsor for the fifth annual Tournament of Champions Pong held on Thursday, Jan. 24. Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City partnered with The J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions, the nation’s premier professional squash tournament, to hold the event inside an all-glass squash court that was set up in Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central Terminal.
ToC Pong is a ping-pong tournament consisting of 32 two-player teams from within the hedge fund and financial communities. ToC Pong was part of the week-long Tournament of Champions squash event that was held within Vanderbilt Hall and drew nearly 50,000 spectators throughout the day, including 5,000 reserved audience seats, casual passersby and additional Grand Central Terminal foot traffic.
Dylan and Rex Glickman, who represented JLL, beat 31 other teams to be named as the 2013 ToC Pong Champions. Dylan was the 2012 ToC Pong Champion along with his oldest brother, Jay. This year’s event raised nearly $100,000 in critical funding for the agency's one-to-one mentoring programs as part of National Mentoring Month. To date, ToC Pong has raised more than $325,000 for BBBS of NYC.
"Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City does an outstanding job helping at-risk children through their mentoring programs to give them the tools they need to create a positive change in their lives," said Paul Glickman, vice chairman with JLL and a trustee of Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC. "The money raised at the annual Tournament of Champions Pong goes a long way to helping the organization continue to expand its mission."
BBBS of NYC currently serves more than 3,500 young people every year through a number of specialized volunteer mentoring programs, and every participating team helps make a critical investment in the futures of at-risk children. Every $2,000 raised provides a Big-Little mentoring match with the financial support it needs for one year.The 2013 Tournament of Champions Pong was sponsored by Kaufman Rossin Fund Services, along with Crain’s New York Business, Morgans Hotel Group, PUMA, Joola, Whole Foods Market and Yelp. The 29 team sponsors included Jones Lang LaSalle along with Angelo Gordon, Bernstein Global Wealth Management, Centerview Partners, Citi, Global Infrastructure Partners, Harvest Management, LS Power, Macquarie, O’Brien LLP, Olshan Law, Providence Equity Partners, Riverbirch, Rothstein Kass, Sack & Sack, UCM Partners and Vollero Beach Capital Partners.
JLL is a leader in the New York tri-state commercial real estate market, with more than 1,750 of the most recognized industry experts offering brokerage, capital markets, property/facilities management, consulting, and project and development services. In 2011, the New York tri-state team completed approximately 15.9 million square feet in lease transactions, arranged capital markets transactions valued at $1.57 billion, managed projects valued at more than $6.8 billion, and oversaw a property and facilities management portfolio of 63.6 million square feet and an agency leasing portfolio of 49.8 million square feet.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York CityFor 108 years, the mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC has been to provide children facing adversity in New York City with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 mentoring relationships with adults that change their lives for the better, forever. We partner with families, volunteers, organizations and the community to inspire positive change in all. Our vision is that all children achieve success in life.
About Jones Lang LaSalleJones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. With annual revenue of $3.9 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle operates in 70 countries from more than 1,000 locations worldwide. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services to a property portfolio of 2.6 billion square feet. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $47.0 billion of real estate assets under management. For further information, visit www.jll.com.
George Shea, Mark Faris - Shea Communications