Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Meet Pope Francis At The Vatican: IfOnly and Killerspin to Offer Once-In-A-Lifetime Opportunity To Join His Holiness At World UnPlugNPlay Festival

Pope Francis with Killerspin CEO Robert Blackwell Jr.
 Shaking hands and even snapping
 a photo with Pope Francis at the
 World UnPlugNPlay Festival in
 Vatican City might seem outside
 the realm of reality. However, this
 bucket list experience is actually
 available to anyone who purchases
 a once-in-a-lifetime package
 unveiled today on experiences
 marketplace IfOnly. 
Killerspin, the world's only luxury
 table tennis experience brand,
 has partnered with IfOnly, the
 leader in one-of-a-kind
 experiences that benefit charitable causes, to create an exclusive package offering the opportunity to
 meet Pope Francis at the Vatican as part of the World UnPlugNPlay Festival August 29-31st, a
 celebration to encourage people to play table tennis with loved ones and unplug from electronic
 devices for 15 minutes a day. 

In addition to a meeting with His Holiness, the IfOnly/Killerspin Package includes table tennis
 tournaments, several exclusive gatherings including the Connect21 Ping Pong cocktail reception,
 gala dinner and panel with thought leaders discussing "digitization and humanity." In addition, the 
excursion includes private VIP tours of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel and Palazzo Colonna, a two-night
 stay at a luxurious Sardinian resort and a host of limited edition memorabilia and products from Killerspin.

About World UnPlugNPlay Day
UnPlugNPlay Day on August 29, 2016 was created by Killerspin in partnership with the Italian Table
 Tennis Federation to encourage family and friends to put away their computers and mobile phones -
 unplug in order to have fun, and connect with those they love and who need their love. The event
 will launch in Vatican City attended by the Pope, along with a series of other grassroots events in
 major cities around the world.

According to Killerspin CEO Robert Blackwell Jr., the idea behind UnPlugNPlay grew out of a
 conversation he had with Pope Francis earlier this year about the growing alienation of humanity
 caused by an increasingly digitized society. As he explains, "The Pope and I spoke about how
 technology is changing the way we communicate, to the detriment of our relationships with
 others and our health. For at least this one day, we hope people will put away their devices in order to
 have fun, and connect with those they love."

IfOnly Vatican Package Details
Two packages are offered exclusively on IfOnly.com and start at $15,000. The "Vice-Chairman
 Package" for two includes a tour of the Sistine Chapel, tickets to the Connect21 Ping Pong 
Cocktail Reception and Gala Dinner, and panel discussion with thought leaders. The "Chairman"
 package can be purchased for one or two persons, starting at $25,000, and includes a meet
 and greet with Pope Francis, tickets to the Connect21 Ping Pong Cocktail Reception, Gala Dinner
 and panel discussion, a three-day, two-night stay at a world-class Sardinian resort where the
 UnPlugNPlay Table Tennis Championship will be held, as well as the Revolution SVR Bianco
 table, one of only 37 replicas of the Killerspin Table Tennis Table gifted to the Pope.
In keeping with Pope Francis' lifelong dedication to public welfare, this experience will benefit
 Best Buddies, a nonprofit dedicated to providing opportunities for people with intellectual
 and developmental disabilities.

About IfOnly
From unique everyday offerings with local experts to once-in-a-lifetime connections with
 lauded luminaries, IfOnly provides access to a curated selection of extraordinary experiences
 that benefit worthy causes around the world. IfOnly was founded in 2012 by serial entrepreneur
 Trevor Traina and is funded by Khosla Ventures, Founders Fund, AMEX Ventures, Triple Point
 Capital, and others.

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