Bounce City Cup - UK
The inaugural Bounce City Cup, already recognised as the City of London’s most coveted sporting event, was held in early October 2021 with over 200 bankers, fund managers, lawyers and accountants all battling it out for bragging rights, the trophy and a year’s free supply of Heineken. Our founding charity partner was The Charlie Waller Trust which supports young people in the UK suffering from depression. This was a cause very close to our hearts at State of Play given the mental health challenges that the whole hospitality industry faced during the pandemic with our businesses closed and our team members on furlough for long periods of time.
Bounce City Cup 2022 took on a World Cup theme. It was another epic night watching our supporters do battle with their paddles for a great cause – this time, The Izzie Wilson Trust. The Trust partners with The St George’s Hospital Charity to make children’s stay in hospital as happy as possible. The heady mix of fierce competition and ping pong thrills and spills raised thousands for this fantastic cause so our plans are already underway for the 2023 tournament.