SitNews - Stories in the News - Ketchikan, Alaska



Community Support Overwhelming, Thank you!
By Ty Rettke


May 04, 2006

Over the past couple of weeks, a year's worth of effort has come to fruition as the Ketchikan Hot Shots Paintball League paintball field on Revilla Road (1/2 way to Harriett Hunt Lake) finally comes into being. We wish to publicly thank the following companies and individuals who made this dream possible for the youth of our community. (See story Dream Of Establishing Paintball Club Comes True)

Alaska Coastal Contracting
Alaska Coastal Divers
Alaska Marine Lines
Alaska Ship and DryDock
Anderes Oil
Associated Grocers
Boy Scout Troop
Cape Fox Corporation
Carl Web
Castle Trucking
Cedar's Lodge
Cellular One
Dan Zink
Don Zink
Dave Valentine Trucking
Dawson Construction
Dig-It Construction
First City Electric
Gregory Vickery
Hal's Equipment
Heaton Rentals
K&K Construction
KTKN (Devon)
Ketchikan General Hospital
Ketchikan Ready Mix
Ketchikan Youth Court
Linda Adcock
Madison Lumber
Northland Boyer Barge
Northshore Nursery
Panhandle Rigging
Paul and Paula Hamilton
Petro Marine
Princess Lines
R McCreary Associates
Rally Trucking
Red Bull
Revilla Island Prevention Coalition
Ryan Kingrea
Shar Jo's Restaurant
Southeast Engineering
State of Alaska DOT
Steve Shrum
Tyler Rentals
Wade King Trucking
Wal Mart

This is the first program sponsored under the umbrella of Ketchikan Youth Initiatives, a non-profit organization formed to support healthy alternatives for youth and young adults in our community. The paintball field is a youth led and operated endeavor and perhaps the only non-profit field in the country. We are proud of our youth and forever grateful to our supporters.

Come and join us on May 21st for the Grand Opening. Play on the field is free, equipment is available to borrow, music and food will make it a grand party for all.

Ty Rettke
President, Ketchikan Youth Initiatives
President, Ketchikan Hot Shots Paintball League

Related Story:

Dream Of Establishing Paintball Club Comes True By MARIE L. MONYAK - At 19 years of age, local resident Ty Rettke had a dream to share something he was passionate about with other teenagers and young adults in the Ketchikan area. He had no lofty goals of finding a cure for cancer or establishing world peace, it was something much simpler and easily attainable, or so he thought. He wanted to share his love of paintballing and begin a club. - More...
Thursday - May 04, 2006



Note: Comments published on Viewpoints are the opinions of the writer
and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Sitnews.


Write a Letter -------Read Letters

E-mail the Editor

Stories In The News
Ketchikan, Alaska