My 15 Year Anniversary of Playing Laser Tag
Today is the 15 year anniversary of the very first time I ever played laser tag! At least that’s how it appears based on the date on these prize redemption receipts. :)
These tickets and tokens go back to the days before I ever knew how much I would come to love the game! When I played my first system (Zone Infusion) back in 2006 I was a very casual player. It wouldn’t be until many years later that I would jump back into laser tag with an intensity that would lead me to start blogging. Back in the day, the only place I knew to go was Fun Junction. It was 2014 before I played anywhere else and now my count is currently at 385 laser tag arenas. What an amazing ride it has been!
It was the end of 2014 before I started writing this blog and at that time all I was doing was journaling about “what happened at laser tag” the night before. In a pretty short time the blog would evolve into what it has become…and for that matter, so would I.
So much has happened in my laser tag journey in the last 15 years. As I reminisce about my adventures, I smile as I remember a few highlights:
Playing laser tag with George Carter III, the inventor of Photon (the very first laser tag game) on International Laser Tag Day.
Becoming the first player to ever laser tag in all 50 states.
Launching Tag 4 A Cause as a way to raise money for charitable causes I believe in through laser tag.
Playing laser tag alongside actual Olympic athletes.
Competing in numerous tournaments across the country that raised money for worthwhile causes.
Being interviewed for newspapers, magazines, radio and podcast (including with nationally syndicated radio hosts Bob and Sheri) to talk about the game I love!
Speaking at the Laser Tag Convention in Las Vegas.
Interviewing the founders and key players from nearly every major laser tag manufacturer.
Playing on teams with some amazing friends and laser tag players along the way!
Yes, over the last 15 years I have been fortunate to have many amazing laser tag experiences. Back in those early days who ever would have guessed? Laser tag has taken me to places I never imagined I would go and I am so lucky I found it!
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