Ruthless competition for the common good! Join Next Step at the 3rd Annual Ping Pong For a Purpose for a night filled with a competitive ping pong tournament, raffle & silent auction prizes, silly human-sized games, networking with other young professionals in the Boston area and lots of laughs! This hilariously fun event will once again take place inside Blazing Paddles at GAME ON in Boston, MA on Thursday, January 30, 2020 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. Come to play in the team doubles format ping pong tournament or be a spectator and party with good people for a life-changing cause if ping pong isn't your thing.  Proceeds from the 3rd Annual Ping Pong For a Purpose will help fund Next Step's free year-round community, music therapy and mentorship programs for teens and young adults, ages 16-29, living with cancer, HIV and rare genetic disorders.


$50 per ticket.

Playing in the tournament? Email Colin Mueller (, Next Step Communication Coordinator, the following information to register for the tournament:

  • Team Name
  • Team Players
  • Confirmation of Payment



Become a sponsor of the 3rd Annual Ping Pong For a Purpose. Sponsorship includes event tickets for your employees, entries into ping pong tournament if desired, online/onsite recognition and networking opportunities with young professionals from the Greater Boston Area. CLICK HERE for more information about available sponsor levels.

Contact Nancy Hays, Next Step Development Director, to discuss sponsorship opportunities: 617.864.2921/



CLICK HERE to make a donation to Next Step if you cannot attend the 3rd Annual Ping Pong For a Purpose, but would still like to support our mission to shatter limitations and elevate aspirations of teens and young adults living with chronic life-threatening illnesses during their transition to adulthood.





Venue Details
Blazing Paddles in GAME ON
82 Lansdowne Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02215, United States
SHATTER LIMITATIONS. ELEVATE ASPIRATIONS. Next Step empowers young people living with serious illness to create their brightest future through community, music and mentorship. If you’re age 16-29 and are living with cancer, HIV/AIDS or a rare genetic disorder, get on over here! At Next Step, we understand the specific challenges you’re facing and we’re here to help. With our FREE programs, you’ll explore your sense of self, unleash your creative expression and envision a future that’s unique to you — all with the support of young people just like you who really get it. Learn more at