Funded! This project was successfully funded on January 3, 2013.

Update #8

Rewards are in! You will receive them soon

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Hello Everyone,

I know many of you have been anxiously awaiting your rewards.  Good news is that we finally have them all in and we will be mailing them out within the next week and a half.

Drive is doing incredibly well and we are continuing to help reshape the Downtown Detroit landscape with fun, entertainment, and of course ping pong.  

Enjoy Life, Play Ping-Pong, Be Happy!

Diallo Smith


Update #7

We made the front page of the Detroit News!!!!

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Thanks to all of you, Drive and our successful kickstarter campaign was mentioned in the Detroit News!!!  I thought it would only be right to share this with you since you all were a huge part of our success.

Detroit News Article Link

Also our Grand Opening Event is Friday January 18 starting at 7pm.  I want to see all of you there!! Email drive@drive-detroit.com or call 313-962-1830 to make reservations because it's going to be packed.  We'll have live entertainment, complimentary drinks and finger foods.  There will also be media coverage as well.       

We are making reservations for the half hour for $10 to ensure that everyone gets a chance to experience the party.  Of course you can come in and hang out and just have a good time too.

Our address is:

1441 Woodward

Detroit, MI 48226

Let's Celebrate!

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Update #6

For the Love of Ping Pong, For the Love of Detroit

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85 backers, $5662 raised!  Backers from as far away California, Texas, & Ohio!  This has been an incredible campaign and all of you have helped to make Drive Table Tennis Social Club in Detroit, MI a success.

So many people and organizations to thank who were a part of this success including The IMN, Mercury Productions, Chopspin, Voxtropolis, Get Jayne Media, Awakenings Movement, Thrillest Detroit, Huffington Post Detroit, Detroit Unspun, Gingras Global, Square Lake Associaties, D: Hive, and others who put in extra efforts to get the word out. 

Every pledge big and small played a huge part in this success and now it's time to party.  Everyone of our backers is on our VIP list for our Official Grand Opening Party Friday January 18th at Drive.  And of course to the victor goes the spoils so expect your rewards soon.

Lastly, now that Drive is going to be here a while invite your peeps to come on down for a game or two of table tennis.  Detroit now has some ping to add to its pong. 

Eternal Gratitude,

Diallo Smith


Update #5

We did it!!!!!

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I am so incredibly excited to say that with 7 hours left we reached our goal of $5,500.  Ping Pong is here to stay in Detroit with a little bit of class and style too.  

Your generosity will allow for us to accomplish so much and make Drive Table Tennis Social Club a staple in the Downtown Detroit community.

Thank you, Thank you, and Thank you.  Now let's get ready to party at our Grand Opening on December 18.  More to come stay tuned!!

For the love of pong,

Diallo smith


Update #4

35 hours to go. Grand Opening Event date pushed back.

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Hello to all!

With 35 hours left we are only $2000 away from our campaign goal of $5500.  We're almost there and we're confident we'll get it!

We are thankful for the generous support of those who have supported us along the way.  The attention has been so overwhelming that we will be pushing back our Grand Opening event to Friday January 18 to accomodate the crowd.  The Detroit News and other media outlets want to do pieces on our grand opening event and a lot of that is because of the buzz that all of you have created.

Thank you so much for the generosity and support.  We're almost there! Let's Go!

Diallo Smith  


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    A special shout out on Drive's Facebook or Twitter page, an RSVP to our VIP Preview Party(12/28), and our eternal gratitude.

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    Hour Reservation: Reserve a table to play on one of our Olympic quality Joola 3000SC tables. Get a special shout out on Drive's Facebook and Twitter page, an RSVP to our VIP Preview Party(12/28), and our eternal gratitude.

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    Table Reservation of up to 4 people: Reserve a table to play one of our Olympic quality Joola 3000SC tables. You and up to 3 more of your friends can go straight to your table without waiting. Plus 4 RSVPs to our VIP Preview Party(12/28). Game on!

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    Day pass at Drive: So one hour isn't long enough? We understand. Ping-pong can be addictive. Play all day with a day pass at Drive. Plus an RSVP to our VIP Preview Party(12/28).

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    Drive T-Shirt: An authentic Drive T-Shirt lets everyone know that you are a proud fan of the intergalactic game of table tennis and a part of Drive's social network. And it looks really cool too! Also you get an RSVP to our VIP Preview Party(12/28).

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    Official Drive Ping Pong Paddle: This custom made Drive table tennis paddle will draw attention at any ping pong event. Whether you play with it or use it or display it on your mantle, people will stop and stare. Even if you're not that good, you'll still have the coolest paddle. And you get an RSVP to our VIP Preview Party(12/28).

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    One Month Membership: One month membership at Drive (unlimited play every day all day). Plus an RSVP to our VIP Preview Party(12/28).

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    One Month Membership Deal: One month membership at Drive (unlimited play) + Drive T-Shirt, and an RSVP to our VIP Preview Party(12/28).

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    Ping-Pong Paddle Set:Why stop at one paddle when you can have a set. Two paddles and ping pong balls are all you need to get a party started. This set comes with 2 custom made Drive table tennis paddles and a case of Joola balls (48 count). And of course, an RSVP to our VIP Preview Party(12/28).

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    Two Month Membership Deal: Two month membership at Drive (unlimited play) + Drive T-Shirt and an RSVP to our VIP Preview Party(12/28).

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    Founders Membership Package: 1 year annual membership to Drive (unlimited play for a whole year), invitation to members only and Drive VIP events, Drive T-­Shirt, official paddle plaque on our membership wall, and much more (and oh yeah, an RSVP to our VIP Preview Party on 12/28.)

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    Private Party for a group of 10: Invite 9 of your friends for a night of ping-pong, music, and fun. 3 Olympic quality Joola 3000 SC tables and 3 hours all reserved for you and your friends. Your private party comes equipped with a server and food platter. Oh and did I mention all 10 of you have an RSVP to our VIP preview party (12/28).

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