If astronauts get to play, then so do we! - (NASA/Victor Zelentsov)

If astronauts get to play than so do we! – (NASA/Victor Zelentsov) Note: Not at City Hall

Will leave the polling to CHS, but back at the Justice League (City Hall) a new addition has passed through the primaries, and early results forecast good times.

City hall is now sporting the entertaining new attribute of a Ping-Pong table, available for public use, and to put a cherry on top Councilmember Nick Licata and Northeastern University Dean Tayloe Washburn will go head-to-head in the table’s first match.

In a gesture of generosity and partnership, Northeastern University practically donated the Ping-Pong table, paddles, and balls to the city for a humble cost of one dollar. Northeastern is a private non-profit research university that has a campus in South Lake Union, and apparently like to throw down on the green court.

“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,” Washburn said in a release. Licata concurs with a why not attitude saying in the statement, ”City Hall is host to public concerts, public protests, public rallies; why wouldn’t we add a public Ping-Pong table to the mix?”

The civic showdown will take place at 12 PM on Wednesday August 7 on the lower level of City Hall. Following the event the public will be able to reserve and schedule playing time on the table. Council President Sally J. Clark will also be in attendance, in addition to the possibility of the Mayor and his office staffers, who were all sent an invitation.

So if you want to see a university admin and civil servant get heated in the cherished game of pong, make sure to swing by City Hall! Here is the lowdown:

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]

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