11 Ravens, a U.S.-based design and manufacturing company for custom luxury billiards, table tennis, poker, mahjong and more, has released a limited-edition Wayne Gretzky stealth ping pong table.
Five limited-edition tables are for sale, with a portion of the proceeds directed to supporting creativity and athletics through the Sport & Art Educational Foundation. SAEF offers "table tennis therapy" to enhance the lives of those with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia through specialized play.
Throughout 2021, 11 Ravens will be releasing several All-Star League game tables designed in partnership with athletes and artists.
"Collaborations are a driving force for 11 Ravens," says Michael Zaretsky, former professional table tennis player and founder, 11 Ravens. "Whether it be athletes, artists, charities, or other luxury brands, we find that partnerships open up new worlds and create a community around good design."
The ice hockey player helped design his signature table as something that can be used by the entire family for fun and to keep active.
"The limited-edition table is an homage to Wayne's career and a celebration of family, as it provides a form of entertainment and athletics for the Gretzkys," says Zaretsky. "As Wayne has famously said, 'You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.' Having the opportunity to work with Wayne was an absolute pleasure and an experience that sparked a new vision for our design."