PCC / News / March 26, 2014

Roger Frank Ping-Pong Tourney raises $3,000 for PCC Foundation scholarships

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In February, Portland Community College hosted the First Annual Roger Frank Memorial Ping-Pong Tournament. PCC staff, faculty, students, community members and Ping-Pong enthusiasts came together for an afternoon of fun and Ping-Pong.

Some competitors in action at Pure Pong in Northwest Portland.

Some competitors in action at Pure Pong in Northwest Portland.

Roger Frank was a psychologist who helped many with his kindness, competence, generosity, spirit, and friendliness. Due to a spinal cord injury, Frank worked and lived from his wheelchair. One of his pleasures was playing Ping-Pong with family and friends. In 2012, Roger passed away unexpectedly. After his death many staff, students, and community members contributed gifts to start a scholarship and sponsor a Ping-Pong tournament in his name.

“The Roger Frank Memorial Scholarship Committee is very happy with the success of its first annual Ping-Pong tournament and fundraiser,” said Sylvania Counselor and Committee Member Jackie Elliot.

The event raised $3,000. Proceeds from the event were dedicated to the Roger Frank Memorial Scholarship Fund through the PCC Foundation. The tourney was sponsored by Sylvania Campus President Linda Gerber, Pure Pong in the Pearl, West Coast Event Productions, Tim Titrud Inc., Paddle Palace, and Portland Table Tennis Club.

“Roger Frank loved helping students and was an avid ping pong player and enthusiast,” said Catherine Sills, a PCC counselor and instructor. “This event was a huge success and we look forward to honoring Roger and supporting students for years to come.”

If you were not able to attend this event and would like to support it, please visit the First Annual Roger Frank Memorial Ping-Pong Tournament ​page and click the “donate” link. All donations are t​ax deductible and will benefit the lives of students at PCC.​

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x by Jordan Ritchie 6 months ago

This was a great event. Although I was quickly eliminated in the tournament I enjoyed watching others and some were highly skilled. I am looking forward to next years event!

x by Yu Shi 6 months ago

want to join in

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