THANK YOU FOR RESPECTING THE
PROPERTY OF KETCHIKAN HOT SHOTS PAINTBALL LEAGUE... TRAILER NEEDED!
By Bobbie McCreary
January 23, 2007
We GREATLY appreciate the considerable reduction in vandalism
at the paintball park on Revilla Road. It appears there has been
no shooting of the barrels or burning of the barricades in many
months. The youth members of the Hot Shots League will be working
this Spring to improve the park and ready it for a busy spring
and summer season.
Do you know someone who has a trailer or a motor home that could
be donated or rented to Ketchikan Youth Initiatives (a 501(c)3
non profit corporation) for the season? Arranging for someone
to live on site allows us to leave the special paintball safety
net installed, thus saving over an hour of hard work to put it
up and take it down each time we use the field. This will also
allow the field to be used SAFELY.
We have a generous offer by Chas Edwardson to provide a carpentry
class at UAS this Spring to build a covered deck next to the
trailer, and to improve the trailer if it is donated. This will
help us manage rental and maintenance of equipment and keep our
guests dry between games.
During the summer we will have a young adult serving as field
manager as a full-time paid position. This person will manage
the use of the field, train and oversee field referees and promote
group sales (to groups of 20) particularly for crews from the
cruise ships and local organizations. These groups will be our
primary source of revenue and will allow us to provide scholarships
to allow the participation of young people without the resources
to pay for paintballs and CO2.
Thank you Ketchikan for supporting our youth and young adults
in learning the leadership and management skills that come with
running a business venture. How better to build the assets of
our youth! These are our future leaders.
Received January 23, 2007 - Published January 23, 2007
About: " Volunteer founder
of Ketchikan Youth Initiatives, looking for ways to support our
community's youth and young adults."
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