Paintball United for Hurricane Sandy
Hurricane Sandy hit the heart of America as it devasted portions of the Caribbean, the Mid-Atlantic, and eventually made it to our doorsteps in Northern United States during late October 2012.
With so many people in need, twenty paintball fields from all over the country will be holding a fundraiser by the name of â€œSandy Relief Weekendâ€on December 15th and 16th. Nicky Cuba, Pete Utshig, and members of the paintball community, have pledged to participate in the paintball event where paintballers around the country will hit the field on the same days and raise money for their fellow enthusiast that might have suffered.
â€œI have always known the paintball community to be a tight knit family who would do anything for one another. They have always had my back and it makes me proud to be a part of an organization that also has the back of my East coast family in their time of need. Sandy devastated so many lives including some of my closest friends and family so this fundraiser touches very close to home for me. Seeing paintball come together in support of this cause has made me prouder than ever to be a part of such a great sport and caring group of people.â€ â€“ Nicky Cuba, Professional Paintball Player for Team Infamous
So far, $31,200 has been raised through the production of a special â€œSandy Relief Weekendâ€ Marballizer paintball which Empire formulated just for the event, the paintball is a special referee, white, and blue Marballizer paintball just for this event and will donate all profits to the Red Cross. In addition each participating field also received an Empire Axe Marker combo package (valued at over $895) with each order of paint. The Empire Axe Marker combo package will be raffled away at the events with all profits from the raffle being donated by the respective field to the charity of their choice.
The list of fields below will be participating in the â€œSandy Relief Weekendâ€ paintball event. Only official Red Cross Marballizer, being sold on-site will be permitted. Paintball World, Boston Paintball, Commando Paintball, Dynamic Paintball Inc., FC Paintball LLC, Quick Shot Paintball, Paintball Charleston, Cru Paintball, Boss Paintball, Paintball Wholesalers, Fox 4 Paintball, Hogans Alley Paintball, Lehigh Valley Paintball, High Velocity Paintball, Cousins Paintball, Paintball Sports and Supply, Top Gun Paintball, P and L Paintball, Operation Stingray, All Star Indoor.
Although with the struggling economy, over 20 paintball fields prove that together, the paintball community are able to help out the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Please join in the effort and support the "Sandy Relief Weekend" and help make a difference.
By Roger Ursenbach for Giant Sportz
(Special thanks to tomcat at www.catshackreports.com for sharing this wonderful event)