September 7, 2011


Tickets for the 2012 U.S. and North American Table Tennis Olympic Trials on Sale Now

CARY, NC – A special, limited edition ticket package for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials - Table Tennis, and the North America 2012 Olympic Games Qualifying Tournament are on sale now at the Cary Arts Center Box Office, 101 Dry Avenue, and online at

This package, which also includes admission to a VIP Reception with the country's top table tennis athletes, includes tickets to every practice and competition session for both events, is available at a cost of $75.

The 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials - Table Tennis, will take place February 9-12, 2012 at the Bond Park Community Center in Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 150 Metro Park Drive, Cary. The North America 2012 Olympic Games Qualifying Tournament will take place April 20-22 at the same venue. The U.S. Olympic Trials will qualify American athletes for the North America Qualifying Tournament. The top competitors from the North America Qualifying Tournament will be selected to represent their country at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England.

The 2012 Table Tennis Olympic Trials are being hosted by the Triangle Sports Commission, Town of Cary, the Greater Raleigh Convention & Visitors Bureau, and the Cary Table Tennis Association. For more information, please visit


About the Triangle Sports Commission
Incorporated in 2001, the Triangle Sports Commission is a North Carolina charitable non-profit organization and an all-volunteer sports commission serving the Triangle region. The TSC led the Triangle's recruitment effort for the relocation of USA Baseball from Arizona that resulted in USA Baseball’s new headquarters at Durham Bulls Athletic Park and their National Training Complex at Thomas Brooks Park in Cary. In 2008, the TSC hosted the Lenovo Olympic Celebration featuring 31 Olympic athletes, where Jim Scherr, CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee, announced the TSC as the USOC’s newest Community Olympic Partner. In 2009, U.S. Masters Swimming selected the Triangle Sports Commission to host its annual High-Performance Camp and named the TSC an Official Community Partner. For more information on the Triangle Sports Commission, visit

About the Greater Raleigh Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau, as the official destination marketing organization of Raleigh and Wake County, accelerates sustainable economic growth and development by increasing visitor, sports and convention business. For more information on the Greater Raleigh Convention & Visitors Bureau sports marketing department, please visit

About the Town of Cary
The Town of Cary is a thriving community in the heart of the Triangle area of North Carolina, between Raleigh and renowned Research Triangle Park. Cary, with a population of around 143,000, has ranked among the top regions in the country to live or work, to find a home or start a business, to raise a family or retire. The Town is a designated North Carolina Fit Community and was selected by the NCAA to serve as one of the inaugural members in its “NCAA Championship City” pilot program, annually hosting NCAA Division I, II, and III men’s and women’s championships through the year 2012. This year, Cary became the home of a Continental Basketball League’s team, Cary Invasion. For more on recreation in Cary, visit


Faryn Roy, Director of Operations- Triangle Sports Commission, (919) 678-1651
Dwayne Jones, Recreation Manager, (919) 469-4064
Deanna Boone, Deputy Public Information Officer, (919) 462-3908
Susan Moran, Public Information Director, (919) 460-4951