The Fundraiser for Alanis Hamilton's Hopes Week camp and tournament has officially concluded today, April 15, 2019 as the Hopes Week camp starts its first day. With the help of many people, we raised over $1,614! Thank you to everyone who participated to make this fundraiser a success!
Total Funds Raised as of April 15, 2019:
- Collected: $1,614
Thank You to our Donors:
- Arkansas Table Tennis Academy (NLR) ($200)
- ARKTTA Memberships ($296)
- William Hall (Little Rock) ($30)
- Mike Sr. & Cathy Lauro (Tampa, Florida) ($25)
- Mike Lauro, Jr. (Little Rock) ($28)
- ARKTTA Team League participants ($140)
- LRTTC Monthly Tournament players from April 13, 2019 ($45)
- Charlie Brooks (Sheridan, AR) winning bid on Little Rock Hopes Swag Bag ($150)
- Cole and Marla Reeves (Rogers, AR) ($700)
As a registered domestic nonprofit organization in Arkansas with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status pending, the Arkansas Table Tennis Academy (ARKTTA) is excited to bring you this special announcement!
Congratulations to Alanis Hamilton, gold medalist at 2019 Little Rock Hopes table tennis tournament!
Arkansas resident and competitive table tennis player Alanis Hamilton, age 12, from Bentonville, Arkansas recently won one of the regional Hopes Girls tournaments at the 2019 USA Hopes Qualifying Tournament held at the Little Rock Table Tennis Club on February 24, 2019.
The Arkansas Table Tennis Academy congratulates Alanis on this amazing and well-deserved accomplishment and is proud to announce that we are sponsoring her participation at the 2019 USA Hopes Week and Challenge.
Photos, Videos and Report of 2019 USATT Hopes Camp and Tournament, February 22-24 in Little Rock, Arkansas
The 2019 Hopes camp and tournament at the Little Rock Table Tennis Club was an amazing experience! From writing the proposal requesting that USATT hold a camp here, through several months of planning, to meeting the parents and working with the young athletes in the camp, the entire adventure was educational, inspiring, and rewarding.
Read about the weekend, enjoy the photos, and watch the video conveniently organized in my camp and tournament report published on the USATT website: 2019 Little Rock Hopes. Thanks to Sean O'Neill at Paddle Palace and Matt Heatherington at USATT for helping to format and publish this report with photos and videos.
Click "Read More" for links to the academy's photo albums (Google) and live stream videos (Facebook)
We were invited to appear on a local television show called Good Afternoon Arkansas on KATV Channel 7. On Tuesday, January 29, 2019, Mike Lauro, Jr. joined Meg Matthews of Arkansas State Parks, P. Allen Smith, and host Elicia Dover to highlight the Arkansas Table Tennis Academy, the Little Rock Table Tennis Club, and the upcoming national youth training camp. Visit our page for the 2019 USA Hopes national youth training camp and tournament for more details and to register youth players up to age 15 for the event. The camp runs from Friday February 22 through Sunday February 24 at the Jim Dailey Fitness and Aquatic Center.