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More than just a Paintball Team

10/21/2013 06:45 EDT | Updated 12/20/2013 05:12 EST

One of the most common things you will hear a member of the Crimson Sabres proudly say is, "We are more than Just a Paintball Team" But, what exactly do they mean? Most importantly, Why.

Back in the early days of 2007, I was asked by a good friend to join him and bring back our sleeping paintball Team. To which I agreed, but with a few caveat's. One of those being; Let's use this new Team to give back to our children and community. We both shook hands and agreed on several other points and further invited another friend in to further support this new Team.

We started giving back by stepping up and assisting our Sponsor Field (Weekend Warriors Paintball) with a season long series of Tactical games. Due to the amount of work involved, we were only able to field twice. However, we were able to ensure that the tactical series ran and that other teams were able to play.

Furthermore, In our early days, being more than just a paintball team meant taking time away from games for Team building, family bbq's, geocaching and fishing trips. But, we were still missing out on our idea of truly giving back.

It wasn't until August of 2011 were we given the chance to give back to the community as a Team. We had the pleasure of staffing and assisting in the coordination of a charity scavenger hunt. With the proceeds going to Meals on Wheels in Calgary.

Watching the Team come together over this event and seeing the smiles on our faces truly rang a bell with me. Not long later at a Team bbq the Team agreed in one voice that we were now becoming "More than just a paintball Team."

Since that day, we have joined as a Team to assist our Sponsor fields during paintball games, TV commercials, Assistance for the Calgary Marathon, charity events for food banks

and Special Olympics.

Now five-and-a-half years later, We still proudly walk paintball fields, the streets, and events of our community as Crimson Sabres.

"We are more than Just a Paintball Team" ... "It's an Experience".