BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Paint balls were hurled around the P3 paint fields in Curtis Bay on Saturday for fun and for a good cause.
They are part of the popular Paintball Tournament, which benefits the families of service members with falls or disabilities.
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The tournament was organized by Jimmy’s Famous Seafood, retired Army Officer and Medal of Honor recipient Florent “Flo” Groberg, who raised money to help veterans.
🎖 Medal of Honor Recipient @FlorentGroberg will be hosting the inaugural charity shooting tournament this Saturday!
🇺🇸 Join us for a day of family-friendly fun that will benefit two amazing veteran-based charities! We are NOT waiting to get out there and make some memories! pic.twitter.com/8OUaVbQXtj
– Jimmy’s Famous Seafood (@JimmysSeafood) March 8, 2022
“Whenever it’s a veterans organization, being a veteran myself, that’s a huge thing for me,” said Veteran Marc Friend Jr. speak. “You don’t even have to tell me what you’re doing, just the fact that you’re doing something for the veterans is so important to me.”
Funds raised today will go to Folds of Honor, which helps families with fallen and disabled service members with scholarships, and the Catch A Lift Foundation, which helps veterans recover from mental illness. spiritual and physical.
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Catch A Lift Fund’s Jess Drew said: “Increasing support for our veterans is needed now more than ever, so we’re honored to be here and it’s great to be here. see others going out to support our veterans,” said Jess Drew of Catch A Lift Fund.
The inaugural paintball tournament had two categories: Top Gun and Fun Gun. This ensures that anyone can play regardless of experience.
“It would be awesome,” Friend said. “I haven’t played for about two years. I’m excited to go out there and shoot some people.”
Shooting people with a paintball gun as a charitable effort to help ease pain.
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“We need all the support we can get because even if the war is over, it’s not over yet,” Friend said.
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