With a little help from a couple Penguins (the hockey-playing kind), Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy unveiled a new permanent ping-pong table on Schenley Plaza on Sept. 24.
Penguins forwards Zach Aston-Reese and Dominik Simon played the inaugural game on the metal table designed by strawberryluna, a husband-wife design team based in Pittsburgh. As two young players joined the hockey stars, Penguins announcers Phil Bourque and Josh Getzoff called the game.
The new table was sponsored by Keurig/Dr Pepper, which has partnered with the nonprofit Kaboom! to encourage kids to get active nationwide through its Let’s Play program.
— Susan Jones