Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Press Release 10/6/2009 - Max'd Kidz sponsored

San Diego, CA
Professional paintball player Nicky Cuba and his company, NuSkool, have just announced they are sponsoring a team to play in the US Paintball League World Championships being held later this month in Las Vegas October 16-18. The tournament will be held on the world famous Las Vegas Strip at the Riviera Hotel & Casino.

The young guns team, Max’d Kidz, with players as young as 10 years old, will compete in the 5 man Division 4 level.

“This is a great opportunity to get younger players more involved in our sport,” said Cuba. “Most tournaments at the National level only feature more established teams and players, but venues like Las Vegas are a perfect place for players, both young and old, to get their feet wet in the tournament scene.”

Sawyer Smith, the youngest player on the team at 10 years old, jumped at the chance to play when he found out there would be Division 4 at the event. “It’s really cool,” he said. “I’m going to be able to play in the same tournament as Nicky Cuba and teams like XSV, Arsenal, HK Army, Explicit, Legend. I’m super excited.”

Cuba is not limiting his sponsorship of the team to just a financial one. This past weekend he spent an entire day with the team at the Camp Pendleton Tournament Park in Oceanside, CA helping them prepare. The park had the USPL field set up for practice and Cuba spent the day helping the youngsters by walking the field with them in the morning and then coaching them throughout the day before, during and after each game.

“We just want the kids to go out and have a good time,” said Cuba (nicky-cuba.com). “It’s not important if they win the tournament. We want them to enjoy the experience, hopefully win a few games along the way and maybe they’ll bring their friends into our sport. We all have to do what we can to expose paintball to more and more people and this is just one way I can help do that. And in the process I get to help make some kids really, really happy.”

1 comment:

  1. This is really cool news. Cuba is a great player on the field and off the field a riot to be around. We wish you guys the best of luck and hope to run into you at the RPL. If you see any LA Hitmen be sure to say Hi! Go Max'd Kidz!