NYC Airsoft organizes C.A.R.E.S : Tri-State fundraising effort for Hurricane Sandy Relief (UPDATE)
November 10, 2012
Airsoft C.A.R.E.S (C)QB (A)id (RE)lief for (S)andy raises money for Hurricane Sandy charities
NEW YORK – NYC Airsoft and airsoft fields in New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey are proud to announce that the weekend of November 17-18 will be designated “Airsoft C.A.R.E.S” (CQB Aid Relief for Sandy). Each field will host special CQB (Close Quarter Battle) events to raise money for the Red Cross, Team Rubicon, The Tunnels to Towers Foundation and other local charities engaged in relief efforts for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Tom “Moondog DelMundo, founder of NYC Airsoft, comments, “Airsoft enthusiasts and hobbyists are a very diverse and dispersed community but Hurricane Sandy affected us all. The storm impacted millions across the North East, including many of our team mates, co-workers, friends, and family. I and many members of the NYC Airsoft had already started working, collecting and fundraising for Sandy charities in an ad-hoc, individual basis. I saw a desire by airsoft players and business across the region, to come together in a coordinated effort to help, which is why I started contacting airsoft fields across the Tri-State and organized Airsoft C.A.R.E.S.”
Sponsors of Airsoft CARES include a broad range of companies including Operation Lion Claws, Advanced Disposal, and online retailers such as Evike.com, Airsplat, Urban Ops Armory, and Airsoft Atlanta who have donated raffle prizes, gifts and emergency equipment for the events and to local charities.
The complete list of participating fields: http://nycairsoft.com/frontpage/2012/11/airsoft-cares-sandy-relief-day/
ABOUT NYC AIRSOFT
NYCAirsoft is an online community of airsoft enthusiasts based in New York City and the surrounding regions, where players and teams can share information about equipment, carpools and airsoft events happening outside of New York City. Players can post on the forum at http://www.NYCAirsoft.com or in Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/nycairsoftmail. NYCAirsoft.com was founded in 2011 by Moondog Industries, a boutique developer of airsoft products.
Airsoft is a recreational activity, similar to Paintball, utilizing toy/replica guns, which propel non-marking, small, plastic BBs. Originated in Japan in the late 1980’s, airsoft has since spread world-wide with players of all ages. Players typically engage in military-simulation or reenactment style games, similar to Live-Action-Roleplay (LARP) of video games such as “Call of Duty: Black Ops” or “Medal of Honor: Modern Warfighter”