May 15, 2018 / By Donna Reist, Marketing Specialist

Pong for a Purpose

Associates from Miller-Valentine Group recently participated in “Pong for Purpose”, hosted by the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Dayton Class of 2018.  Each year’s class works together to create and execute a project of importance to them. The Class of 2018 chose to create a table tennis tournament to benefit those in our community affected by the opioid epidemic.

Approximately 20 companies brought in 120 participants, with 300 spectators enjoying the tournament, which is estimated to raise $20,000 in donations.

The Leadership Class identified the Recovery Alliance of Montgomery County group as the beneficiary of the funds from the ping pong tournament held at Hollywood Gaming on May 12.

The Recovery Alliance of Montgomery County consists of five clubs that provide a host of addiction recovery support services including certified peer recovery specialists, substance-free holiday events, a 12-step group, family support group, after-school youth programs, and a variety of other activities/events for individuals and their families living in recovery.

According to Michael Allen, Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, “The tournament was a big success and we plan on hosting another event sometime next year”.

Tony Williams, Senior Project Manager, Miller-Valentine Construction, is a member of the Leadership Dayton Class of 2018 and championed Miller-Valentine’s sponsorship for this event.

Participants on the Miller-Valentine team included:  Tony Williams, Nathan Howard, Joe Kennedy (2nd place, noncompetitive division), and Ethan Spahr.

About Leadership Dayton:

Each year, community leaders are chosen through an application process to be a part of the 10-month cohort of Leadership Dayton.  Topics of their once monthly, day-long retreats include: Dayton History, Diversity, Education, Health and Human Services, and Justice Day.  Each day’s theme provides a full experience of immersion, tours, and speakers from various industries and Dayton area organizations with an emphasis on deepening the leader’s understanding of local issues, resources, and the broad interconnectedness of our community.