Awesome Tampa Bay: Ping Pong In The Park

“Ping Pong in the Park,’’ a creative placemaking project by The Urban Conga in Tampa, is the latest winner of a small grant from Awesome Tampa Bay.

“Ryan Swanson and The Urban Conga had an innovative idea to help make our public spaces more fun by adding a semi-permanent ping pong table to a park in downtown Tampa,’’ says Dean of Awesomeness Rafaela “Razi’’ Amador. 

The Urban Conga is among dozens of individuals and organizations that pitch ideas to Awesome Tampa Bay in pursuit of $1,000 grants awarded throughout the year.

“We believe in making our community the best it can be, one Awesome grant at a time,’’ says Amador.

Awesome Tampa Bay is a group of individuals who support the furthering of awesomeness in the greater community. 

This video by Trustee of Awesomeness Michael Flanagan, a St. Petersburg photographer and TV producer, tells the story of how Ping Pong in the Park came to be.

Diane Egner, publisher and managing editor of 83 Degrees, is a Founding Trustee of Awesomeness at Awesome Tampa Bay. Comments? Contact 83 Degrees.

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Diane Egner is the publisher and managing editor at 83 Degrees Media in the Tampa Bay region of Florida. 
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