Summertime is usually filled with many charity eventstoday, Jon Schaeffer went into the field to experience a different type of fundraiser.
In a field north of Bismarck- sounds of encased balls of paint ring out. Tracy Wildeman" You see the runs you see the walks you see the golf tournaments but the paintball guys were just enthusiastic about doing this and it was such a different idea and something different is always good." For forty plus people, there is no better way to raise money for the Bismarck Cancer Center Foundation. The Legacy Games have been hosted the past three years by three men who happen to be partners in the same business. Tim Zander "I married robbie's sister and he married Drew's sister that makes us the three brother in laws." The three brothers paintballing got the idea for the fundraiser from a few other paintballers who were involved with the Cancer Center, and they haven't looked back since. Rob Fischer " their Philosophy their mission really aligns with what we're trying to do as well as those two things together we work well as a team." While paint splatters, welts rise, and people are knocked out of the game, there seems to still be smiles all around. Tracy- "We are just enjoying the day watching them go out and get shot at and shoot back." The welts will heal, the paint will wash away, the memories will be made of getting that kill shot, and when all is said and done this group of people may never know what they've done for someone else's life. "They do it all for a great cause that's just beyond what they'd believe what they would know.
Covered in splattered paint, Jon Schaeffer KXNEWS
The Three Brothers Paintballing opens up the field for paintballers every other weekend for a small fee.