DC Councilmembers to Face Off in Table Tennis Tournament to Mark the End of Summer Recess

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Aug. 27, 2015 – As summer recess comes to a close, DC councilmembers will go head-to-head at the Golden Triangle BID’s First Annual DC Council Table Tennis Tournament.

Councilmembers will compete Fri., Sept. 4 during lunchtime at Farragut Fridays, which is located in Farragut Park at K St. and Connecticut Ave., in the heart of the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District. (Rain date: Fri., Sept. 11.)

Councilmember (At-Large) Vincent Orange stopped by Farragut Fridays this summer and saw hundreds of area employees spending their lunch break outside eating in the shade, networking, and playing table tennis. He saw the success of the events and believed it would be a good idea to get his fellow councilmembers involved.

“Farragut Park was bustling with energy—I couldn’t believe how many people were outdoors taking a break from their desk and enjoying the summer weather. I decided that my fellow councilmembers and I shouldn’t miss out on the fun! This tournament will be a way to highlight the work of this BID in improving the city and further build camaraderie,” says Orange.

“I am proud that my ward is home to the Golden Triangle because of the energy and excitement it brings our city. But I guarantee, I have no home field advantage! May the best councilmember win,” says Jack Evans, DC councilmember (Ward 2).

To date, the following have agreed to participate:

  • Council Chair Phil Mendelson
  • Councilmember Vincent Orange (At-Large)
  • Councilmember Elissa Silverman (At-Large)
  • Councilmember Jack Evans (Ward 2)
  • Councilmember Mary Cheh (Ward 3)
  • Councilmember Brandon Todd (Ward 4)
  • Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie (Ward 5)
  • Councilmember Charles Allen (Ward 6)
  • Councilmember Yvette Alexander (Ward 7)
  • Councilmember LaRuby May (Ward 8)

One week later, a larger tournament for people who work in the Golden Triangle will commence.


The Golden Triangle BID is a non-profit organization that works to enhance DC’s Central Business District from the White House to Dupont Circle and 16th Street NW to New Hampshire Avenue NW. The BID’s primary focus is to provide a clean, safe, and friendly environment within its 43 blocks of public space for area workers, local residents, and visitors. www.goldentriangledc.com

Adam Shapiro