Hefu Sports Equipment supports ITTF Foundation
Earlier this year, another hero made a generous in-kind donation to us: Guangzhou Hefu Sports Equipment Co., Ltd donated 250.000 ITTF Foundation branded table tennis training balls.
China-based Guangzhou Hefu Sports Equipment Co., Ltd is a well-known table tennis equipment provider. Their philanthropic act was initiated by Hefu management also agreeing to brand the 250.000 training balls with the logo of our ITTF Foundation. We highly appreciate this additional act of kindness towards our Foundation and our cause to spread solidarity through table tennis.
In general, the balls will be used at our field projects all around the world aiming at our overall goal: Contributing to development and peace through table tennis.
Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 related restrictions in most of the countries and regions we were not yet able to distribute the training balls to the various ongoing global initiatives and projects. Luckily, some of these projects can finally #RESTART after a long and local lockdown, therefore the support will be given in the near future.
Thinking about the necessity of table tennis training balls in order to enjoy our beloved sport, and about how many balls are being played during a training session, we can assure that this in-kind donation will bring a much-needed aid to people from our table tennis community, regardless of their age, race, religion, gender, skills or physical abilities.
Still, in these difficult and unique times also facing travel restrictions we further donated around In the framework of our Emergency Relief Fund, we have donated 10,000 balls to the Iranian Table Tennis Federation. It is currently rebuilding their table tennis training facilities, which were severely damaged by the great flood of 2019.
“It is my pleasure to announce that we have donated 250,000 seamless table tennis balls to the ITTF Foundation as a sign of our appreciation for their mission, which consists of using table tennis as a tool for development and peace by connecting people all around the world, as well as carrying out and supporting projects in the field and empowering their partners to serve as role models; making table tennis popular, universal and inclusive. Being a member of the table tennis industry ourselves, we are delighted to contribute to such a wonderful goal and hope that table tennis will ensure a brighter future!“ Wendy Zhang, General Manager at Hefu
We, the ITTF Foundation, would like to express our sincere gratitude to Guangzhou Hefu Sports Equipment Co., Ltd for this generous donation in kind and we are happy to welcome Hefu to the ITTF Foundation family.