SF Explicit helps Shriners
July 31, 2009 by Brandon
Professional paintball team San Francisco Explicit recently spent an afternoon at Shriners Hospital in Sacramento, CA giving back to those in need. The team spent time with the kids and donated board games and answered tons of questions. This is paintball news that deserves attention as it involves both children in need and the promotion of paintball to the outside community. Many of you may recognize SF Explicit from both the extraordinary job they’ve done promoting paintball all while raising awareness for those both in and outside of our sport. Read on as Jana Kruska and Rob Montiero of San Francisco Explicit recount their experience.
Rob Montiero on the Shriners Children’s Hospital visit;
Recently SF EXPLICIT had the opportunity to visit Shriners Children’s Hospital in Sacramento CA.
Shriners is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing specialty care to children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate. Shriners is also dedicated to advancing research to provide answers to difficult medical issues that affect children as well as involving themselves in medical education. Shriners is a one-of-a-kind health care system that provides some of the best medical care for children.
SF EXPLICIT joined the staff to discuss our visit with the kids who were already waiting upstairs for us. The staff held a Q & A session so that the kids would have a better understanding of what we do and who we all were. It was awesome how very interested they all were about paintball. After Q & A we all had the opportunity to join in on several different activities that were going on with the kids, such as…painting, video games, cards which UNO we noticed was definitely a kid favorite. Some of the kids were confined to a bed or a wheel chair while others were able to walk around, but this didn’t seem to matter to them, they were all so curious about us. It was so amazing interacting with all of them, tons of questions, lots of laughs, and we definitely got a beatdown in a card game of UNO.
We would like to give a BIG THANK YOU to Shriners Children’s Hospital and their staff for giving us the opportunity to spend part of the day with them and sharing their lives with us. What an amazing experience it was. These kids definitely left a lasting impression on all of us and would only hope we left all of them feeling the same way.
A special thank you to Planet Eclipse, DGX, Rockstar and HA Logistics for donating T-shirts, Hats, and a dozen new board games. Thanks to Kahlen Limjoco from Make It To Sunday, Mike O’Malley from Rockstar and the Rockstar Factory Team for joining us on this visit.
There are many ways to give, for more information on how you can donate, big or small or even just your time as a volunteer visit: www.shrinershospitals.org