MN Pro 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

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.

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