*LOS ANGELES –– Hollywood’s bravest talent battled at Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, California, this past weekend raising thousands of dollars for Adrian Paul’s PEACE Fund and its supported charities while trending on twitter.
The first annual celebrity paintball tournament was host to a star-studded roster, paintball professionals, fans from Los Angeles to San Diego and even those at home. The Hunger Games styled event was the first interactive paintball tournament, where fans who anxiously watched from home were able to help their favorite teams by donating “resources,” to give them advantages in the game. Attendees enjoyed a day of festivities, including paintball challenge courses and a celebrity paintball battle while raising funds and awareness for PEACE Fund, a charity that is committed to educating and protecting children around the world.
Celebrity attendees lead their teams into battle on Saturday, fighting for the top 3 spots, while representing the charities closest to their hearts. After a rigorous and colorful game, Rene and Casey Nezhoda, Stefano Langone, Dalal Bruchmann, Carrie Keagan, Luke Goss, Ryan Edge and Ryan Greenspan were victorious, earning donations for both PEACE Fund and their “districts,” PADRES Contra El Cáncer, The Animal Welfare Institute and Saint Judes Research. The painted carpet was also graced by, PEACE Fund founder, Adrian Paul, Bail Ling, Matthew Espinosa (Social Influencer), NFL stars Hank Baskett, Jackie Long (Real Husbands of Hollywood), Kyle Massey (Dancing with the Stars), Wesley Jonathan (What I Like About You), Stefano Langone (American Idol Finalist),Robbie Jones (Tyler Perry’s Temptation) and Carrie Keagan, to name a few. Southern California’s most elite paintball professionals also played to support PEACE Fund’s inspirational cause, including San Diego Dynasty, CP Raiders, Edmonton Impact and Team Ironmen. Sunday was an epic paintball battle, led by Adrian Paul and Carrie Keagan, with Adrian’s team earning the title of PEACE Fund’s first champions.
Event sponsors included HK Army, Valken and Airow Gun, contributing specialty merchandise for our top placing teams. Since its inception PEACE Fund has been dedicated to helping children plagued by troubling issues everywhere. The charity now works with organizations around the world to continue its commitment to help protect, educate and aid children.
About PEACE Fund
The PEACE Fund was founded in 1997, by Actor Adrian Paul with his mandate of “helping children everywhere,” and the Fund’s initial program “School Makes a Difference.” The program was designed to show children how fun learning can be and how it positively impacts their lives. Now, the PEACE Fund has a series of strategic relationships with organizations around the world that aid to continue its commitment to help protect, educate and aid children everywhere. Funds raised work to improve the lives of children around the world, providing hygienic kits for the children of Mercy and Sharing charity, building homes for children in the
Dominican Republic and supplying a baby respiratory unit for a hospital in Hungary are just some of the way The PEACE Fund gives back.
About Adrian Paul
With over 25 films and 200 hours of television experience, versatility, discipline and a solid work ethic have been the underpinnings of Adrian’s very successful 30-year, Internationally recognized, acting career. Adrian has also produced and directed both film and television projects, opening his own production company FIlmblips Inc., in 2009. The concept was to develop compelling stories catering to a worldwide audience, while backing them with solid creative and business plans.
Adrian also finds time, for a hands on approach to his own charity, “The Peace Fund”, (www.thepeacefund.org) that he founded in 1997. During this time The Peace Fund has grown, funding its own initiatives, along with partnering and funding other children’s charities worldwide. In 2012, the Peace Fund launched Celebs4kids (www.celebs4kids.org), a fundraising arm of the charity, where celebrities from any field of interest, allow themselves to be photographed doing their own unique version of the peace sign. The photos are uploaded to the site and are downloaded for a donation.
Since 2012, Adrian has produced and hosted, Peace Fund Radio, alongside Ethan Dettanmeir, as a platform for charities. The hour-long show gives heartfelt insights into the issues facing our children today, such as homelessness, child cancer, autism, child safety, bullying, slavery, and hunger, to name but a few. The emotions in the voices are real, the kid heroes, highlighted every week, are inspiring and the celebrity involvement is passionate.
The initiatives The Peace Fund put forward in 2014, were building houses in the Dominican Republic, facilitating and sending hygiene kits to children in Haiti, raised funds for a young transplant patient in dire need of an operation and provided funding for the building of two wells in Niger West Africa, the world’s poorest country 2014 saw the launch of three other initiatives for the Fund. The first was an interactive platform for charities in partnership with Microsoft, to share their ideas and cross platform resources. The second, was the first, Peace Fund Celebrity Poker Tournament that raised money for wells in Niger West African in partnership with Wells Bring Hope. The third was a celebrity paintball event, “The Peace Fund Games”, where celebrities, professional paintballers and the general public went head to head, to raise money and awareness for kids in need. The event not only attracted over 40 celebrities participants from film, music, television and the paintball world, but was so talked about that it even trended on Twitter.