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UPDATE: Basketball Star Chris Paul Hosts Second Annual TopSpin Charity Ping Pong Tournament Presented by Hyundai at Lagasse's Stadium at the Palazzo(R) Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwired) -- 06/25/14 -- This summer, The Palazzo® Las Vegas, in partnership with Hyundai, present the Second Annual TopSpin Charity Ping Pong Tournament. The event, hosted by basketball star Chris Paul, takes place on July 26, at Lagasse's Stadium inside The Palazzo. Lavoy Allen, Al-Farouq Aminu, Alan Anderson, Jimmy Butler, Willie Green, Roger Mason, Isaiah Thomas, P.J. Tucker, and John Wallace are just a few of the athletes who are scheduled to appear with Chris Paul in this unique charity event.

Spectators will rub elbows with some of basketball's best while watching them lob and smash their way to ping pong greatness. This event is not only for the athletes. Should guests feel up to the challenge, they can buy their way into the amateur ping pong tournament that features a first-place cash prize of $1,000 plus the opportunity to meet Chris Paul and present the night's celebrity tournament winner with the championship trophy.

"The Venetian and The Palazzo are amazing partners and after last year's TopSpin event, returning for year two was a no-brainer," said Chris Paul. "I'm honored to be able to use my celebrity to give back to the community through my foundation and through events like this.

Two tiers of tickets to the Second Annual TopSpin Charity Ping Pong Tournament are on sale now:

  • $50 ticket includes entry to the event at Lagasse's Stadium, two drinks, and entry to the after-party at TAO nightclub with one hour open bar

  • $100 ticket includes everything in previous ticket tier plus a reserved spot in the amateur ping pong tournament.

To purchase tickets, please visit www.venetian.com/topspin or call 866-898-8013.

A portion of proceeds from the event will be donated to the Chris Paul Foundation, the Jump For Joy Foundation, and to TopSpin.

The Chris Paul Foundation strives to impact the communities it serves by using its resources and passion for philanthropy to enhance and promote education, health, sports and social responsibility for youth and families. In 2005, Chris established the Chris Paul Foundation, in honor of his late grandfather, to provide scholarships for kids to attend Wake Forest University.

TopSpin is a community of sports, entertainment, & media professionals that work together to raise funds for deserving educational nonprofits. Since inception four years ago, the organization has used charity Ping Pong tournaments to raise more than $1 million and fund fourteen charitable partners.

The Jump for Joy Foundation is committed to providing youth and families with the resources to combat childhood obesity and live healthier lifestyles through education and physical activity.

**TopSpin attendees and participants must be 21 years of age or older. Proper ID required. Doorman discretion. Each ticket grants entry for one person.

**TAO Nightclub/LAVO Nightclub: Guests must be 21 years of age or older. Proper ID required. Doorman discretion. Dress code enforced. No jerseys or basketball shorts allowed.

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With more than 3,000 spacious suites, luxury shopping, world-class dining and entertainment, the Silver LEED®-certified Palazzo Las Vegas literally takes luxury to new heights. Ranked as one of the top 25 hotels in the U.S. and Canada in Travel + Leisure "World's Best Awards," the AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide Four Star-Award winning resort is highlighted by a flagship 85,000-square-foot Barneys New York. Grand Canal Shoppes® at The Venetian and The Palazzo features more than 160 luxury boutiques, specialty brands and world-class restaurants nestled around a charming and faithful reproduction of Venice's Grand Canal, complete with cobbled walkways, street side cafes and live entertainment. Signature brands include Jimmy Choo, Diane von Furstenberg, Christian Louboutin, Kenneth Cole, Dooney & Bourke, Hervé Léger and Swarovski. The all-suite resort offers plush and opulent accommodations ranging from a Luxury Suite at an unprecedented 720 square feet to the 8,000-square-foot Chairman suite with private terraces and plunge pools. The Palazzo also offers a variety of cuisines from a collection of award-winning chefs such as Carnevino by Mario Batali, CUT by Wolfgang Puck and Table 10 by Emeril Lagasse. Other unique offerings include PANDA!, an unprecedented theatrical spectacle; the chic dining and nightlife hotspot, LAVO; the world's largest Canyon Ranch SpaClub; the ultimate sports bar, sportsbook and restaurant on the Strip, Lagasse's Stadium; and Prestige at The Palazzo -- an exclusive space designed to offer the sophisticated traveler an elevated level of services and amenities. Guests can earn points while they eat, sleep, shop and play with Grazie, the premier loyalty program. The Palazzo and its famed sister resort, The Venetian Las Vegas, are the first ever Alliance Resorts in the InterContinental Hotel Group global portfolio. For additional information, visit The Palazzo website at palazzo.com, follow on Twitter @palazzovegas and interact on Facebook at facebook.com/palazzolasvegas.

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