It's working! July 4th Paintball
By Bobbie McCreary
June 27, 2007
If you want to see our youth at work, come out to the Ketchikan
Hot Shots Paintball Park...choose a day when they are hosting
a group of crew members from a cruise ship or COME OUT ON JULY
4th-to play in the season opening TOURNAMENT (4-person teams,
reg fee is $5 per person--see flyer attached.) CALL 617-0102
The Hot Shots may be the only youth led and operated, non profit
paintball park in the US. With the community's support, this
venture is now getting off the ground and you should be really
proud of our youth leaders. Selling to groups, like cruise members
off the ships, greatly reduces the cost to the HOT SHOTS members.
Now youth can join the League for just $5 a year, have access
to equipment at no charge and earn free paint by working at the
They have a paid field manager, Bill Pearson, a Kayhi student
who oversees a group of helpers who work for paint (expensive
stuff--a single bag costs $12). These youth take the full responsibility
for managing the people at the site, keeping the sport safe,
and keeping the equipment in good shape.
Ketchikan Youth Initiatives (KYI), the oversight organization,
helps with the financial and administrative aspects and promotion
of the program (again with talented youth at work...I hope you
have heard the Tournament PSA on KRBD recorded by Forrest Townsend
or have seen the recent interview on KTKN with Austin Duckworth
and Tara Wilhelm.)
Come on out, lend a helping hand, have some fun. The tournament
runs from 4 to 7pm with free play following. Musicians welcome.
CALL 617-0102 to register your 4 person team for the tournament,
to offer to play music that afternoon/evening, or to offer a
scheme for providing food at the site. See you on July 4th!
Received June 26, 2007 - Published
June 27, 2007
About: "A youth advocate
and one of the founders of Ketchikan Youth Initiatives. KYI serves
youth and young adults ages 14 to 24"
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