Olivet – Home of Puppets and Pong

Just a little over a week until the start of the 2010 International Festival of Christian Puppetry and Ventriloquism. The festival is July 5-10 and there is still time to register. As usual, the conference is being held at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, IL.

Of course, the puppetry community knows Olivet as the home of I-Fest, but it’s famous for other reasons…beyond being a fine educational institute, mustn’t forget that. It’s also the home of the Chicago Bears training camp each summer, oh yes, and it’s famous for pong. Yes pong! A little over a year ago a video hit Youtube and became a worldwide hit! It features several college students tossing ping pong balls into a cup in creative ways. Turns out, the video was shot at Olivet! It’s often called “Beer Pong,” but since Olivet is a Christian college…let’s just call it “pong.”

Enjoy the video, then come to I-Fest and see where it was shot!


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One Response to “Olivet – Home of Puppets and Pong”

  1. David Hellyer Says:


    how am I supposed to find time to prepare workshops between my “pong” preparations 🙂

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