Celebrities Gather For Park Avenue Ping-Pong

by ANTHONY NATOLI · September 18, 2009

Several months ago, Franck Raharinosy, the New York socialite and crowned Prince of Madagascar, had a vision; a vision of a world where New Yorkers, celebrities, and sports enthusiasts alike could gather together and be united in the spirit of ping-pong.  This vision led him and his friends Jonathan Bricklin and Bill Mack, as well as some other ping-pong enthusiasts like Susan Sarandon to open SPiN, NYC. And last night, the doors of the Park Avenue space opened to a horde of eager party people who couldn't wait to hit the tables. More photos below...The ping-pong inspired social club sponsored in part by sportswear designer Fred Perry.  When they weren't busy ponging, celebrity players relaxed in the members-only lounge designed by Todd Olman, a list that included Alan Cumming, Peter Sarsgaard, Susan Sarandon and Spiderman.

Soo Yeon                                      Peter Sarsgaard

Robert Chavez, Susan Sarandon,Edward Menicheschi

Veronica Webb                           Russel Simmons

Alan Cumming                             Ashley Shaw

Kazuyuki Yokoyama, Wally Green

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