Events grows into huge success
Special Ops Paintball played host to 200 participants last weekend for the Warsoft Charity Game for cancer research.
What started as just a small day with organisers intending to donate the gate fee grew into a weekend event. It started with a dinner and an auction at the Sugar Loaf Cafe on Saturday evening, and on Sunday hundreds of people from across Ireland and the airsoft community gathered.
The auction was hugely supported with items donated by golf supremo Padraig Harrington, a signed jersey from Ireland goalie Darren Randolph, weekends away donated by many local hotels including The Martello and The Glenview, as well as meal vouchers from Box Burger, Platform Pizza and The Sugar Loaf Cafe to name but a few.
In addition airsoft retailers throughout the country donated amazing and sought after items both for auction and prizes over the weekend.
Head marshall Paddy Carroll shaved off his infamous beard and hair as part of the auction.
The charity day included axe throwing and a three-gun-run competition.
Special Ops was founded by Bray local Michael O’Toole in 2012. Initially specialising in paintball, it has expanded into a multi-activity centre with the addition of airsoft, axe throwing, bushcraft and survival skill training to name but a few. Special Ops was one of the founding members of Paintball.ie, an online booking platform developed in close conjunction with the Special Ops Team and a local start-up in Bray. The platform has been a runaway success and brought players, new and old, to the venue.
Special Ops caters to players for players of all abilities and skills, with an emphasis on fun and enjoyment for all.
Some of the 200 participants who took part in the fundraising day for cancer research.
Heath Dawson of Axe Throwing Ireland and Ian Bolt of Fatbike Adventures.
Igor Guerreiro taking a Fatbike Adventures bike for a spin.