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Detroit loves ping-pong! Help us bring table tennis to Detroit right in the heart of Downtown.
Detroit loves ping-pong! Help us bring table tennis to Detroit right in the heart of Downtown.
85 backers pledged $5,662 to help bring this project to life.

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Detroit loves ping-pong.  So why aren't there any ping pong clubs in the city? Don't worry, Drive Table Tennis Social Club is going to solve that problem.  We're on a mission to open Detroit's only ping pong social club where people can hang with your friends, grab a bite to eat, listen to the coolest DJs in Detroit, and be a ping-pong rock star! 

Drive has hosted various pop-up events, all with overwhelming success(check out the pics and video).  We believe the time is now to open a fully functional, daily operational table tennis club for all of the ping pong enthusiasts and social pioneers! We also believe that ping-pong can change the world. Every table is connected to a local non-profit, so every time you play at Drive you will financially support important causes in your local community. How cool is that?

We have an amazing opportunity to renovate a space right in the heart of Downtown Detroit at 1441 Woodward and make it the coolest social venue in the city walking distance from Campus Martius, Fox Theatre, and Detroit Tigers Comerica Park! It will include a stage for local bands to play, comfortable seating to watch the action, and 8 olympic quality ping pong tables (the best in the industry).  Visitors can play pick up games or become members and have unlimited access, free reservations, and other perks.

Drive Tabe Tennis Social Club is set to have its grand opening on Friday, January 18, 2013. Your Kickstarter pledge will contribute to the design, insurance, and utilities associated with getting this community gathering spot up and running. Our goal is to raise $5,500 dollars in 30 days. Help us bring ping pong to Detroit. 

HOW CAN YOU HELP? EASY! MAKE A PLEDGE, EARN OUR ETERNAL GRATITUDE, AND GET A REWARD. IT'S THAT SIMPLE!

 Here is a sneak peak at some rewards (see all of them to your right):

The Official Drive T-Shirt: $30.  Represent the right way with an authentic Drive T-Shirt.  Trust us when we tell you people will ask where you got yours from and where there can get one.  It happens to us all the time.

Drive Ping Pong Paddle Set: $125. Two official Drive Paddles and a case of ping-pong balls equals a party!  Whip out your paddle at any occasion and you will strike fear in your opponent.  Or they can be nice mantle pieces :)

Information to fulfill your reward such as mailing address, T-shirt size, etc. will be collected from you AFTER this kickstarter project is successfully funded (even more reason to accomplish our goal).

We only have 30 days to reach our goal! Donate early and help spread the word to all your friends. Every dollar donated puts us one notch closer to hitting our goal. The unique thing about Kickstarter is that we must reach our goal or else we don't receive any funds!

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$50 X 110 FANS = THE FUNDING GOAL!

Special thanks to Gingras Global (www.gingrasglobal.com), Square Lake Associates (squarelakeassociates.com), Brush Labs (www.brushlabs.com), Voxtropolis (www.voxtropolis.com), and Awakenings Movement (www.awakendetroit.com)  for all their unending support of this project.

If you have any questions please contact us:

313-473-0370
drive@drive-detroit.com
www.drive-detroit.com

Risks and challenges

** As with any project there are always unforeseen bumps in the road. There is a chance that the updates needed for the new space wont be ready by the grand opening date. If so, the grand opening date will be moved back to make sure all the necessary updates are made.

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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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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    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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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    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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    Pledge $125 or more About $125

    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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    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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    Pledge $175 or more About $175

    Three Month Membership Deal: Three 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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    Pledge $400 or more About $400

    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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