CHICAGO, Aug. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The World UnPlugNPlay Festival starts Monday August 29, 2016. People from around the world will be coming together celebrate the power of human connections. The purpose of the festival is to promote the idea of play to connect with those we love and that need our love.
According to Robert Blackwell Jr., CEO of Chicago based Killerspin (www.killerspin.com), UnPlugNPlay Summer had table tennis events throughout the City for people from all communities and backgrounds to connect together through play.
The global trend of the Digitization of Everything is changing the way we work, communicate, learn, play and interact. Technology has given us the ability to send messages to anyone, anywhere at any time. Unfortunately we have learned that we can send messages to family and friends who are sitting right next to us.
To celebrate World UnPlugNPlay Day - which was announced in May at the Vatican - Killerspin is sponsoring the travel and accommodations for some young pilgrims from North and South America for the purpose of presenting a special gift to Pope Francis. These young people will be representing their communities.
In keeping with the spirit of the World UnPlugNPlay Festival which is connecting to those that we love and need our love Best Buddies, a group that helps young people with intellectual disabilities will be benefitting and each supporters of the event are donating equipment to a needy institution so that those in need can benefit from play.
World UnPlugNPlay Day supporters will participate in tour of Rome, a gala dinner and stay in Sardinia where all the participatory activities are.
"Unfortunately some published articles and blogs on the Web have mischaracterized the experience as "paying to play ping pong with the Pope at the Vatican." The Vatican is a sacred place and there has never been any discussion of Ping Pong at the Vatican," Blackwell said. "The World UnPlugNPlay Festival is about building connections to people we love and that need our love through play and we are appreciative of those that have come along on this journey with us to bring attention to the real human need to connect."
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