For me New Year’s Eve is both a time to plan ahead and reflect on the past year. As I’m looking towards what is to come in 2022 I am preparing to launch the next Tag 4 A Cause quarterly 5K challenge by completing the new medal design. I am also baking after-Christmas cookies to ring in the new year! I would like to take a moment to reflect on some of the good things that have happened during this past year by once again bringing you my annual list of my personal top ten laser
When I say a marathon ended in the laser tag arena I am not exaggerating. I mean I completed a literal 26.2 mile marathon while at my local laser tag arena this past weekend. Ok, I’ll take a moment to explain. I had signed up for a one day step challenge in support of the Ninjas Fighting Lymphedema Foundation. I was determined to get the most steps by the end of the day, so I started early and I walked…and walked…and walked some more. Mostly I was mall walking because it is t
One of the things I am always heartened by during the holidays is the generosity of my local community, which is particularly evident when you see the results of this toy drive organized by the media company for which I work. This has turned into the largest holiday toy drive in Central New York! I personally like to make sure laser tag is represented in this toy mountain by contributing a laser tag set with hopes that it will find its way to a child who may not otherwise be
I launched my first Tag 4 A Cause Laser Tag 5K Challenge just over a year ago and it started out small with an event in Albany, NY. This was planned even before most laser tag centers in my state had re-opened amidst the pandemic and I was looking for a way to do some good and encourage people to get back to playing laser tag (safely and with proper precautions) wherever and whenever it was possible for them to do so. That’s why I initially focused on this as a virtual challe
IAAPA recently took place in Orlando and provided an opportunity for laser tag manufacturers to showcase their newest gear, updates and features. Although I was not attending the expo this time around, I was still fortunate to get a peek at some of what Laserforce had to debut in their latest SUP release. I have to say, when I stumbled upon this little easter egg included with their new avatars in the update I almost cried from happiness!!! This new avatar makes me SO happy!
A regional Laser Storm tournament taking place at Skyway Laser Storm in Warren, OH seemed like a perfect opportunity for a Tag 4 A Cause pop-up event to involve the Laser Storm community in the laser tag 5K challenge. After all, when you play in a tournament it is a forgone conclusion that you will have played at least 5K of laser tag during the course of the event. It was so great to have all these players donating to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief while earning thei
Even though Tag 4 A Cause began as an online virtual challenge, one of my goals is to take it to laser tag arenas throughout the country and host in-person event nights where fundraising for a charitable cause and the laser tag 5K challenge can go hand in hand. Another goal is to have a wide variety of laser tag systems represented with these events. That’s why partnering with Laser Zone Canton for a pop-up event was something I was excited to pursue because this is the only