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The George Braithwaite Table Tennis Court unveiling at Capobianco Field

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The George Braithwaite Table Tennis Court will be unveiled at Capobianco Field, Roosevelt Island, during the late sportsman’s Ping Pong Diplomacy Commemoration on Saturday, Oct. 23, reports Caribbean Life News.

Braithwaite, who died last October, was born in Guyana but spent most of his life on Roosevelt Island.

Read his Table Tennis Hall of Fame Profile

He was a member of the original USA team involved in the historic 1971 match against the Chinese in Beijing, report said.

“Three, blue concrete tables in Braithwaite’s honor were commissioned by the State of New York and built by Alan Good of HENGE Tables.”

Players and officials from China, Guyana, the Caribbean, and other parts of the world will attend the celebration that will be highlighted with music, poetry, and dance.

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