Boca Raton FL – Now that the Kentucky Derby and
Olympics are behind us, Unicorn Children’s Foundation,
Rapoport’s Restaurant Group, and the Palm Beach Table Tennis
Club invite you to engage your competitive spirit by
participating in Pongfest & Unicorn Derby 2012 at Bogart’s
Bar & Grille in Boca Raton on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 from
Approximately 150 people are anticipated to participate in
the Inaugural Pongfest & Unicorn Derby. The main events
include a recreational table tennis tournament and Unicorn
races. Pongfest offers 3 levels of competition for singles
or doubles. The Unicorn Derby allows participants to own
their own Unicorn and participate in our races.
This event is open to anyone who would like to support the
cause – no mad ping pong or jockeying skills are required.
Proceeds from this event will support the creation of
Unicorn Village Academy, an innovative high school in Boca
Raton for special needs students. This high school will
allow students ages 14-21 to discover and explore their own
interests, pursue their own goals, and prepare them for
transition to work, college, and full participation in the
communities in which they live
Sharon Alexander, Unicorn’s Executive Director explains,
“This event is the merging of two basic ideas: the
conviction that we need to help those with special needs,
and the insight that we can have a great time while doing
Who will walk away with the coveted Championship titles at
Pongfest & Unicorn Derby 2012? Individual Pong Entry is $40
per person; Doubles Tournament Entry is $75 per team; become
the proud owner of your own Unicorn at $100; spectators may
join at $25 per person. All participants will receive 2
complimentary cocktails and sumptuous hors d’oeuvres.
Tickets may be purchased online at
www.UnicornChildrensFoundation.org/pongfes t .
Pongfest & Unicorn Derby 2012 is part of Boca Festival Days
(a series of fun-filled events held at different locations
during the month of August) and is facilitated by the
Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce.
For more information on Pongfest & Unicorn Derby 2012,
Unicorn Children’s Foundation, or Unicorn Village Academy, please call
(561) 620-9377 or visit
About the Unicorn Children’s Foundation
Children's Foundation is an international non-profit
organization dedicated to children and young adults with
developmental, communication, and learning disorders so that
they have every opportunity to lead productive and
fulfilling lives through the support of education,
awareness, and research initiatives.
Unicorn Children’s Foundation was founded by Mark Rosenbloom,
MD shortly after his three year old son was diagnosed with a
severe communication disorder. Up until that time, he had
been told by numerous professionals that his son, who was
not yet speaking, would
"grow out of it." But he didn't.
Since it’s inception in 1994, Unicorn Children’s Foundation
key objective was to provide hope and answers for the
families of children affected by a developmental,
communication, or learning disorder. This is accomplished by
using education, awareness, and research to promote early
identification of symptoms associated with ADHD, autism,
bipolar, dyslexia and other learning disorders; developing
and disseminating worldwide ground-breaking and extensive
evaluation and treatment guidelines; fostering communication
and collaboration between parents, professionals and policy
makers to promote learning and increased awareness; and
providing adequate tools and resources to better meet the
needs of our beneficiaries.