The Event

On Thursday, December 1st, TopSpin New York returned to the Metropolitan Pavilion for a great night highlighted by the professional, celebrity and open ping pong tournament. With music by DJ Kalkutta and food from some of NYC's finest restaurants, the event was a tremendous success!

Here In New York


40% of New York City high school students do NOT graduate high school.


Only ONE IN FOUR students who enter high school in New York City are ready for college after four years and less than HALF enroll.


In NYC, the two-year attrition rate for teachers is 25% with an 18% of teachers leaving in the first year - while the national rate is only ten percent.


Cutting the dropout rate of a single graduating class in half would likely support as many as 54,000 new jobs and would likely increase the gross domestic product by as much as $9.6 billion.

Organizations Making an Impact

A Better Chance

Focused on increasing educational opportunities for underrepresented, low-income students of color from the five boroughs of New York City

America Needs You

The mission of America Needs You is to fight for economic mobility for ambitious, first-generation college students.  We do this by providing transformative mentorship and intensive career development.


Horizons at Brooklyn Friends School is a summer and afterschool academic enrichment program serving low-income students in grades K-8 with a dynamic curriculum of Reading, Math, Science, and the Arts.

TopSpin Hoops Academy

The overnight camp provides intense basketball training and competition, but is just as much about scholarship, conflict resolution and community service.

Host Committee

Mark Tatum


Charley Horsey


Emilio Collins


Ian Schafer

Deep Focus

Dominic Curran


Thayer Lavielle


Will Funk



Some of our friends who have battled it out in the name of education.

Chris Paul

Steph Curry

Mike Woodson

Julius "Dr. J" Erving

Jerome Randle

Harrison Barnes

Shawn Porter

Paul Pierce

John Starks

Zab Judah

Rudy Gay

Elena Delle Donne

Monte Barrett

Isaiah Thomas

Willie Green

Nerlens Noel

Jordan Mickey

Bernard James

Alan Anderson

Chris Spencer

Al-Farouq Aminu

Jerry Stackhouse

Jill Martin

Swin Cash

Chris McCullough

Leger Douzable

Chelsie Hightower

Chris Algieri

Dejuan Blair

Don Benjamin

Jessie Vargas

Marcellus Wiley

Mario Manningham

Soo Yeon Lee