As I first told you last September, the U.S. Table Tennis Open is this weekend at the Frontier Airlines Center. More than 700 men, women and juniors from around the world will compete on 100 tables.
As a tie-in to this big event, VISIT Milwaukee has teamed up with Chicago-based manufacturer of ping pong tables, Killerspin, to place eight tables around greater Downtown Milwaukee for free public use.
You got game? Tables will be set up throughout the summer at the following locations:
· Chase Bank Plaza
· General Mitchell International Airport
· Harley-Davidson Museum
· Horny Goat Hideaway
· InterContinental Milwaukee Hotel
· Lakefront Brewery
· Mitchell Park Conservatory
· Milwaukee Art Museum (July only)
According to VISIT Milwaukee President & CEO Paul Upchurch, "Milwaukee in the summertime is all about having fun, and we felt that the tables would be another way for the fun to continue all summer long for visitors and residents."
A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.
He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.
Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.
He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.
He also thinks you should read OnMilwaukee each and every day.