Tag 4 A Cause at Ultrazone Bensalem
It was incredibly important to me that this quarter’s Tag 4 A Cause would benefit the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. Knowing that I had the support of Ultrazone Bensalem was equally significant and I want to thank Rob, Dan and the entire UZ team for hosting me for the Tag 4 A Cause night held here in support of this cause that has personal meaning to many players in our laser tag community.
We took this opportunity to do something positive and raise funds to help support the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline with their good work and mission to provide free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours, 7 days a week, across the United States. It started with me setting up a display with medals for any laser tag players who chose to make a donation that night.
I shared the information about the evening’s events including the laser tag 5K challenge and high score trophy contest during the briefing prior to every game and people took an interest. I want to thank everyone who donated to this important cause.
What was really heartening to me was how even some very young players really got behind this. I had one group of kids walk up together and each told me one by one “we want to help.” I don’t know if they fully understood the enormity of what the cause was about, but they certainly did understand that they wanted to help do something good for someone else and that is why they are each wearing a medal!
Even the birthday girl and her sister took a moment away from her party to show support.
Tag 4 A Cause nights are always a great time because it is about fundraising, fitness and fun. When you donate you know you are helping a great cause, but additionally when you accept the challenge to laser tag 5K during your games and earn the medal the result combines fitness and fun! After all, laser tag burns calories, gets you moving, is great for team building, sportsmanship and is a healthy form of competition. These are the things I love most about playing laser tag, so I jumped into some games at the end to earn my laser tag 5K medal too!
The competitive part of the night was a bonus challenge and all the participants who contributed were eligible to be part of the high score trophy contest. Congratulations to Josh Scott who won the golden phaser award with his high score of 20,402. Nice!
On a personal note, playing at Ultrazone Bensalem is meaningful to me because this is where I have enjoyed playing on many occasions including several tournaments with my friend Katt, who I believe would have appreciated this kind of event taking place in her home Zone arena. My thanks again to everyone at Ultrazone for helping to make this event happen.
This was the perfect place to begin this Tag 4 A Cause challenge and the fundraising will continue online and virtually between now and the end of December. If you would like to be involved you can make a donation to the cause and complete the laser tag 5K challenge from any laser tag arena, anywhere. Find all the info at https://www.tiviachickloveslasertag.com/tag-4-988-suicide-and-crisis-lifeline.
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