Veterans Paintball Event

Veterans Paintball Event

MOLALLA, OR – Carpenters, veterans, and families showed up on Saturday, August 28th, for the first Veterans in the Brotherhood Paintball Battle at Splat Action Paintball Park, a 47-acre, family-owned paintball park in the woods containing tree houses, foxholes, bunkers, villages, and more. For those who are unfamiliar, paintball is a competitive team sport, in which players shoot dye-filled projectiles from air-compressed weapons or “guns”, to eliminate opposing players.

This event, organized by Northwest Carpenters Union Representative Dale Dvorak, was intended as a fun, family-friendly, networking event with the opportunity to learn more about Northwest the Carpenters Union, as well as enlisting or re-enlisting in the United States Army.

“It was an incredible event and a real team effort – we had about 40 veterans and maybe 70-80 people there in total. Everyone said they had a great time. It was a needed event in troubled times and a chance to reconnect and get everyone together. The raffles were a ton of fun, the vendors were amazing and I can’t wait to do it again soon!”

Dale Dvorak
Northwest Carpenters Union Representative and Local 1503 President

After starting “battle” in the morning, by lunchtime, players were ready to take a break to enjoy tacos from Vaquero Express food truck and barbecue from Buster’s Texas Style BBQ. After lunch, Dale raffled off more than $1,000 worth of tools donated at cost by Camp’s Lumber Yard in Gresham, Oregon – including Occidental leather bags, Stiletto hammers, Stabilo levels, and a handmade wooden safe built by member Jason Weisenberg Local 1503. 

Later in the day, a bounty was put on Dale’s head: any attendee under the age of 18 who was able to hit Dale with a paintball would receive $30. Despite many valiant attempts, the bounty was unclaimed when the event ended around 3:00 PM. Maybe next time a lucky young attendee will claim it!

Click here for more information about Veterans in the Brotherhood

Did You Know?

UBC emblem and motto.

The official emblem of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America was adopted at the Fourth General Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio, August 1884. The motto inscribed therein, “Labor Omnia Vincit,” translated from Latin means “Labor Conquers All Things.” Learn More

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