Gather your toys and load up on paint for the fourth annual Toys For Tots charity paintball shoot-out at Adventure Beach Paintball on Dec. 4.
This annual “toy-raiser” continues to grow in size and popularity every year, according to Kevin Shimwell, owner of Adventure Beach Paintball.
“Last years event drew over 150 players with over 200 Toys collected by Adventure Beach Paintball,” Shimwell said. “This year’s event is expected to grow with the number of players climbing to over 200, maybe as high as 250.”
In addition to the toys, the weekend event also raised $400 for the Seahaven Shelter Home for Youth. To lean more about Seahaven go to www.seahaveninc.com
“We got to have some of the boys out here to play some paintball,” Shimwell said. “I think it is just great that we could give them a special experience for the holidays.”
Volunteers and donations from local business also helped to make the weekend a success, according to Shimwell.
Each player must bring an unwrapped Toy with a value of $20 or more to participate. The Toys For Tots event is a popular event among regular players and beginners.
“You bring a toy, and we provide you with a rental marker and mask,” Shimwell said. “The only thing you have to pay for is the paintballs.”
ABP will supply rental markers, Mask and Hoppers to players who do not have one.
(Note due to marker availability, markers may need to be shared among participants.)
Registration begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4. Games begin at 10: 30 and run hourly until 4 p.m. Drawings for prize will happen after the end of the last game.
“Our goal is to bring awareness to the US Marines efforts through the great cause called ‘Toys For Tots,'” Shimwell said. “We want everyone to have fun while helping make Christmas a little brighter for needy children in our area.”
Adventure Beach is located 6 miles from Hwy. 9 on Hwy. 905 near Pierway, N.C. at the NC/SC boarder (Lays Lake).
ABP encourages any business or Paintball team to help with the event.
Sponsorship is the donation to the event s prize package, cash donations and giveaways. Sponsors will receive your name on a banner donated by The Sign Station in North Myrtle Beach and will be able to set up a booth at the. Adventure Beach will also put up any marketing material you may have or want to have displayed in the pro shop.
Previous sponsors have included Anderson Brothers Bank, Heatherglenn Golf Course, Elliott Realty, Grapefull Sisters Winery, Chris's Pizza, Coastal Scuba, Carrol Woods RV Resort Starbucks Coffee, Krogers, Sign Station, Port City Militia, Team Fracture, Shadow Group Paintball, Dunkin Donuts, Outback Steak House, Century 21 Thomas, Steve Clemmons Waffle House, Little River Bojangles, Conway McDonald’s, TGI Fridays, Bass Pro Shop and thingy’s Sporting Goods
For more information, or to help sponsor the event, call Shimwell at 843-222-9081 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also go to www.abpaintball.com to learn more about this and other events happening at Adventure Beach Paintball.
Kevin Shimwell AKA KSHAMMER Adventure Beach Paintball Park www.abpaintball.com email@example.com