Paintball is SAFE,FUN, and a GREAT Tool for Organizations What is Paintball? • Paintball has moved away from it’s military- themed past and has changed in to a fast paced, team oriented sport enjoyed by millions across the globe • Players wearing protective safety goggles use gas powered paintball markers to play a variety of different games in a fun and safe environment • Players are considered “out” when a paintball hits and leaves a splat of paint on them • Paintball can be played indoors, in the woods, or on netted off fields called speedball Paintball is: SAFE • Little known fact: – Paintball is one of the safest sports. Period. – When proper safety is practiced and enforced, paintball is statistically safer than bowling! • Children as little as 12 years old can play! • Referees are constantly monitoring the safety of all paintball games being played • All rules and safety procedures are explained upon arrival to the field Ohio University and Paintball • The OU Paintball Club is currently the #2 ranked college paintball team in the USA (2009) • The team has been featured on TV on the Fox College Sports channel, magazines (FACEFULL, Action Pursuit Games, PBX3), www.Hulu.com, and is currently sponsored by JT Sports and Procaps Paintballs. • The club consists of highly skilled tournament players all the way down to first time players • The club participates in fund raising activities, community service, and helps promote, employ, and practices at the Ohio Paintball™ field. Paintball: A GREAT Team Building Exercise • Paintball puts all participants, especially first timers, in a very competitive and high pressure situation. • In order to win a game of paintball, your teams must work together, communicate, and be willing to take risks, all great attributes to instill. • Everyone will remember their first day of paintball, and sharing that moment with team members can create a bond that will stay for life • Superiors, look out! This game is a great opportunity for all parts of an organization to compete on the same level Cost to Play Paintball • Paintball is not cheap, but the memories and opportunities the sport presents are worth every penny! • Prices will include paintballs, rental equipment (gun, tank, mask), and refills of CO2 • An average day of paintball costs around $20 per player (same price as a movie date or a bar tab) • GOOD NEWS! Ohio Paintball™ offers a discounted rate for groups, students, and special events Tips For Your First Time • Take risks! Don’t just stay in the back and hide! Run down the field and be a hero! • Wear old clothing. Paintballs don’t stain but you may get muddy or get some wear and tear running through the different courses • Bring extra cash! You may like the sport so much you’ll want to stay and buy more paintballs! • Don’t be scared! Paintball is 100% safe and you will have a lot more fun once you put the fear behind you! • Bring friends, enemies, and whoever else you would like to see covered up in your paintballs!