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City of Seattle
Seattle City Council
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: Councilmember Licata to unveil City Hall Ping-Pong table with Northeastern University - Seattle
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
8/6/2013  1:00:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Stephanie Pure, Northeastern University - Seattle, 206-291-5201

Dana Robinson Slote  (206) 615-0061


Councilmember Nick Licata
Dean & CEO Tayloe Washburn, Northeastern University - Seattle

Councilmember Licata to unveil City Hall Ping-Pong table with Northeastern University - Seattle
Table available for public use

Seattle - Councilmember Nick Licata will unveil a new City Hall Ping-Pong table Wednesday, August 7, in partnership with Northeastern University- Seattle. The Ping -Pong table will be housed on the lower level of City Hall and be available for public use.

Councilmember Licata and Northeastern University - Seattle Dean & CEO Tayloe Washburn will provide remarks on the origin story of the table and explain how members of the public can sign up to play. Ping-Pong aficionados Licata and Washburn will then face-off for the table's first game.

Councilmember Nick Licata said, "City Hall is host to public concerts, public protests, public rallies; why wouldn't we add a public Ping-Pong table to the mix?"

"Ping-Pong is one of the most popular recreational activities on our South Lake Union campus, largely because simple, low energy activity can improve thought processes and spark innovation," said Tayloe Washburn, Dean and CEO of Northeastern University - Seattle. "The more innovation the better, so Northeastern was happy to spread the wealth."

The Ping-Pong table, paddles and Ping-Pong balls were sold to the City of Seattle by the non-profit Northeastern University - Seattle for one dollar.

WHAT:
City Hall Ping-Pong table unveiling; Ping-Pong showdown between City Councilmember Nick Licata and Northeastern University - Seattle Dean & CEO Tayloe Washburn

WHEN:
12 p.m., Wednesday, August 7

WHERE:
Seattle City Hall
Lower Level, Room adjacent to the red paneling on the 4th Avenue public plaza
600 Fourth Ave, Seattle 98104

WHO:
Councilmember Nick Licata
Tayloe Washburn, Dean & CEO of Northeastern University - Seattle
Council President Sally J. Clark
Office of the Mayor [invited]

About Northeastern University - Seattle
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a top-tier, non-profit private research university founded in Boston. Northeastern opened its Seattle Graduate Campus in January 2013 in South Lake Union, offering 28 high-demand graduate degrees in flexible formats designed for working professionals, including science and technology; healthcare and education; non-profit, public, and business administration; and more. Learn more at northeastern.edu/seattle.

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