There are many ways people choose to honor military veterans.
The latest local idea appears to be a natural fit.
The Dead on Sight Paintball team will host a charity event to support the Wounded Warrior Project Saturday at its field at 6302 Hewitt Road in Jeddo.
“We did it last year and had a pretty good turnout,” said Paul Dixon, who is helping direct the event along with his wife. “This year we are trying to promote it a little more and we are getting a lot of stuff from companies that have donated that we can raffle off to help make money for the event.”
The scenario paintball games are scheduled to take place from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The $15 entry fee is good for the day and includes food and drinks.
International Screen Printing and Paintball will be on hand to provide rental equipment for $20, unlimited HPA air for $10 and paintballs at an additional cost.
“I love this event,” Dixon said. “I can’t wait to get it going. I’ve already run into a couple of vets that were dropping their kids off to other games and they said they couldn’t wait to come down and play this one.”
Dixon said he also hopes the event will also positively affect the younger adolescents at the game.
“It’s definitely a learning experience for the younger kids coming up to see the support that we give to help each other out,” Dixon said.
As for the format of the games, Dixon is keeping it secret, other than offering this hint.
“It’s kind of a surprise, Dixon said with a chuckle. “But hopefully what I’m planning works out and we will run it most of the day. If either team wins we will jump down to our smaller scenarios.”
For more information on the event search for Dead on Sight Paintball on facebook.
Contact Joseph Hayes at (810) 989-6268 or at email@example.com. Follow him on twitter @jhayes1136.