Archive for April, 2012

MN Pro Fourth Annual Challenge for Children’s Paintball Big Game

Friday, April 27th, 2012

FOURTH ANNUAL CHALLENGE FOR CHILDREN’S PAINTBALL BIG GAME
MN Pro Paintball raises money for Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Lakeville, MN – MN Pro Paintball hosts the Fourth Annual Challenge for Children’s Big Game on Sunday, May 20th 2012. This fun paintball event raises money for Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. Over 400 people from the Twin Cities area participate in this scenario-based game on over 200 acres of paintball terrain with a castle and urban settings.

These players, in addition to donations from local businesses, raised over $50,000 for the cardiovascular department of Children’s over the past three years.  ”We are grateful for the community support that has made Challenge for Children’s one of the largest privately run fundraising events for Children’s.  We would not be able to provide the high quality care to all in need without fundraising help from groups like MN Pro Paintball,” said Briana Oakes, Benefit Events Coordinator at Children’s Foundation.  The money raised from Challenge for Children’s will help patients and their families through the tough road of a cardiac diagnosis. This year the event is expected to raise $25,000.

Challenge for Children’s is a scenario-based game suitable for all levels of paintball players from first-timers to experienced veterans. Matt Ames, CEO of MN Pro Paintball and founder of Challenge for Children’s says, “not only does this event raise money for Children’s, but we also have a lot of fun. Paintball is a great sport because anyone can play regardless of experience or skill level.” Matt has been a patient at Children’s for 28 years. Other patients from Children’s also play at the event.

The 2012 Challenge for Children’s Big Game takes place at MN Pro Paintball’s park in Lakeville, MN on Sunday, May 20th from 9 AM – 5 PM. Pre-registration is available for $25 until Monday, May 14th and registration the day of the event is $40. Registration includes admission to the game and unlimited air fills. Rental packages are available for $10 and field paint will be sold onsite. For more information and to pre-register visit www.challengeforchildrens.com.

About MN Pro Paintball: MN Pro Paintball is the closest paintball park to the Twin Cities. Located on 200 acres in Lakeville, the park features eleven different fields that each offer a unique playing experience including a tournament style x-ball field and woodsball fields complete with a castle and urban settings. MN Pro Paintball also offers the largest inventory of paintball supplies in two retail stores located in Burnsville and Minnetonka for all of your paintball needs.

About Children’s Hospitals of Minnesota: Serving as Minnesota’s children’s hospital since 1924, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is one of the largest pediatric health care organization in the United States, with 340 staffed beds at its two hospitals in St. Paul and Minneapolis. An independent, not-for-profit health care system, Children’s of Minnesota provides care through more than 12,000 inpatient visits and more than 200,000 emergency room and other outpatient visits every year. Children’s is the only Minnesota hospital system to provide comprehensive care exclusively to children.

 

www.challengeforchildrens.com

www.mnpropaintball.com

Local New Hampshire TV station reports on the AG Paintball Field

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

A New Hampshire local TV station posts an interesting story on AG Paintball Field

Check Out the Link Below

http://www.wmur.com/r-video/30882550/detail.html

Or visit their website at

AGpaintball.com 

 

Justin Schwarz recaps PSP Phoenix

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

The Ironmen started practicing a few weeks ahead of Phoenix event. Our first practice was against a divisional team from San Jose called Royalty, which is led by former coach of the Ironmen Shane Pestana. They are a great team to practice as they have tons of young talent and will always attack.

We are starting to build chemistry between the new and old guys on the Ironmen and are working well together both on and off the field, creating a cohesive team. That’s the key to winning tournaments. If you have a solid team then you will be a very consistent, and become a dominant team.

The following weekend we had the opportunity to practice against Tampa Bay Damage for a solid 3 days of practice. Tampa Bay Damage is a great team to practice against, not only did they win several tournaments last year, but they have a team full of great players. We did pretty well against Tampa Bay Damage and I would say that we either split points all weekend or they beat us by a small margin.

Right after practice we started our 5 hour trek to Phoenix. Some of the Ironmen and myself went early to help set up the Paintball Access and Dye Paintball Truck.

Our first match in the PSP Galveston make-up games we drew Seattle Thunder and beat them to move onto the semi finals. Ironically we played Tampa Bay Damage to move on to play for 1st and 2nd. Unfortunately they prevailed and we were knocked out of the tournament with a 4th place finish

The PSP Phoenix Open came in the blink of an eye and we were off to a great start. The Ironmen have a history of not winning the first game and not only did we win the 1st game but we went 4-0 in the prelims to get the number 1 seed moving onto Sunday. Thankfully with the number 1 seat we had a bye which automatically put us into the top 4.

Our first match was against the Russian Legion. We felt that it was a great draw for us and we could definitely beat them. We had a great start and won the first point. Throughout the match the Ironmen received several major and minor penalties which cost us the match and we 7-5. I felt that we made many small mental errors which added up to a loss.

Now that we have a few weeks off from practice some of us are off to play tournaments with different teams all around the world. Make sure to follow my fan page to see when I am going to be at a field near you! My fan page is Justin “LJ” Schwarz. Thanks for all of the continued support and be sure to watch the LA Ironmen this year! #SHOOTKILLWIN

PSP Phoenix Webcast is coming April 19-22

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012


PSP Phoenix Open
April 19 – 22, 2012
Glendale Youth Sports Complex
6221 N. 91st Ave., Glendale, AZ 85305
Get ready for the second event of PSP’s 2012 five event circuit – The PSP Phoenix Open! Located next to the University of Phoenix Stadium, this event will be held on the green grass of the Glendale Youth Sports Complex at 6221 N. 91st Avenue in Glendale, AZ. This event and trade show will be free and open to the public! Use the following links to begin planning your trip:

Register
Team List
Entry Fees and Prizes
Hotels
Flights


LIVE WEBCAST APRIL 19-22nd

Congratulations to the Milan Scorpions for their 3rd place finish

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

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