2nd Annual Tippinators Charity Golf Tournament
The Tippinators have never been considered a typical paintball team. Unlike other teams the Tipps feel that whenever possible it is important to give back to the community outside paintball. It was with that community spirit in mind that Tippinators put down their markers in favour of clubs to raise money for charity.
2nd Annual Tippinators Charity Golf Tournament was played Saturday October 15, 2011. Hartlen Point Forces Golf Club in Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia once again played host to the charity event in support of the Canadian Cancer Society.
"There are many worthy charities out there." said Tippinators Captain Bruce Johnston, "When you consider everyone has been touched by cancer in one way or another, our choice of the Canadian Cancer Society was obvious."
The Canadian Cancer Society is a not for profit national community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer.
The players took to the beautiful links style golf course on the shore of the north Atlantic on an unusually warm fall day. Though warm, the conditions were far from perfect. Wind gusts of up to 70mph would blow a ball off the tee and at times players were afraid of blowing over themselves.
Regardless of the wind the players were in high spirits and enjoyed some competitive time together away from the paintball field and being able to raise money for charity.
"I don’t think we made enough of an impact on the other players." laughed Tippinator Mark Miller. "Next year I will wear my paintball gear including mask and fill my pods with golf balls. That will turn some heads."
When all the players came off the course the tournament champions was going to be crowned, however, nobody kept score. Like the Tippinators brand of paintball, purpose of the golf day was to have fun.
"I don’t really see the difference." commented Tippinator Trevor Colwell. "I shoot a case of paint a day when I play paintball. I lose a case of golf balls a day when I golf."
The day was an unqualified success. The team played some golf on a championship golf course, had more than a few laughs, and more importantly raised money for a very worth while charity.
"The event this year was even better than the 2010 tournament" said Johnston. "We are very pleased that Hartlen Point has already slotted us in for the 3rd Annual Charity Tournament in 2012. Maybe next year we will have everyone wear their masks."