JUNETEENTH: Wally Green Is The Only One Who Saved His Life With Ping-Pong

June 21, 2022
1 hr 2 min
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JUNETEENTH: Wally Green Is The Only One Who Saved His Life With Ping-Pong

JUNETEENTH: Wally Green Is The Only One Who Saved His Life With Ping-Pong

June 21, 2022
1 hr 2 min
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CATEGORY: Society & Culture
Celebrating Black Stories And Voices: Imagine that everyone you grew up with was destined for jail or an early death? Celebrity Table Tennis pro and co-founder of SPIN, New York, Wally Green joined a gang while growing up in one of the most dangerous housing projects in Brooklyn and was constantly abused by his stepfather who told him repeatedly that he would never amount to anything. But what would you do if someone noticed you and offered to pay you to go to Germany to play at an elite ping-pong school? Would you laugh in their face and continue to live a life filled with violence? Or would you take him up on his offer and leave the streets behind you? More from Wally Green: Visit: https://www.whoiswallygreen.com If you're in NYC & want to learn ping pong visit: Spin NY Finding Wally Green: Instagram: @wallygreennyc Twitter: @wallygreennyc Special thanks to our sponsors: Away: We love our new sponsor AWAY, the modern lifestyle brand that creates thoughtful products for every traveler and every kind of trip. Start YOUR 100-day trial and shop the entire Away line-up of travel essentials, including their best-selling suitcases, at AWAYTravel.com/theonlyone. PATREON SHOUT OUTS: Mercedes Cusick LMFT, Website: www.mercedescusick.com, IG: @recoverhealbloom Check Out How To Do The Pot Thanks to Kathleen Hahn Cute Booty Lounge is made right here in the USA, by women and for women. The company is incredible, female, and minority-owned and all of their leggings make makes your booty look amazing. Go to https://cutebooty.com/ today! Embrace your body, love your booty! Join our Patreon: Become an Only One In The Room patron by joining us on Patreon! Starting at only $5.00 per month, you’ll get bonus content, access to outtakes that the general public will NEVER see, extremely cool merch, and depending on what tier you get, monthly hang time with Scott and Laura. Join our Patreon today at https://www.patreon.com/theonlyonepodcast Be sure not to miss Scott Talks on Wednesdays, our Sunday release called Sunday Edition & our brand new series On My Nightstand releasing on Fridays by subscribing to the show wherever you listen to podcasts.  Join our Only One In The Room Facebook Group if you'd like to ask a question of any of our upcoming guests for this series.  Also visit the website www.theonlyonepod.com for the latest from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins like featured articles and more. We love hearing from you in the comments on iTunes and while you're there don't forget to rate us, subscribe and share the show! All of us at The Only One In The Room wish you safety and wellness during this challenging time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices