Susan Sarandon Gives $75,000 For Table Tennis Programs In New York Public Schools

Susan Sarandon attends the Perrier-Jouet 200th anniversary cocktail party at the Mondrian Soho in New York City on June 2, 2011 Susan Sarandon attends the Perrier-Jouet 200th anniversary cocktail party at the Mondrian Soho in New York City on June 2, 2011

Susan Sarandon has donated $75,000 to support table tennis programs in New York City public schools.

The city Department of Education said Wednesday that the money will pay for equipment and coaching. More than 25 schools have added table tennis this year.

Sarandon is the co-owner of a Manhattan table tennis club called SPIN.

The actress told The Wall Street Journal that the sport relieves stress and is great for kids who are unfocused and need exercise.

Deputy Schools Chancellor Kathleen Grimm thanked Sarandon for her strong support.

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