Last weekend the Nordic Center at The Mountain Top Inn & Resort hosted the 7th Annual Paintball Biathlon. Unfortunately I was unable to attend to see how “Team Paintball” once again created a fantastic event for everyone involved; kids, parents, families, participants, spectators, staff and all the volunteers are raving about the weekend filled with fun, friendly competition, smiles, rosy cheeks and memories.
In an effort to thank everyone who devoted their time and expertise I want to quote from the thank you email written by Mary Anne Levins, volunteer coordinator, since I could never say it as eloquently as Mary Anne did.
“Dear Team Paintball,
I am sorry for the slight delay in extending my sincerest thanks for a combined volunteer effort that knocked Mountain Top Paintball Biathlon 2012 out of the park!! Each and every one of you, those new to Team Paintball and veterans, didn’t miss a step when it came to getting the job done, filling in the crucial gaps and doing it all with a perfect balance of focus and fun…
Max Cobb, President & CEO, US Biathlon Association, made the comment that he hadn’t been to a ski event where there was more joy on the faces of the kids!! The credit for this goes to all of you. Each year “Team Paintball” comes together, seamlessly wrapping its arms around the duties of the event and the essence of the event, creating a very strong message that permeates the venue and everyone involved. ‘We are here for some biathlon fun, compete at your best, and be sure to enjoy this celebration of Nordic skiing, biathlon and community!’
Based on Max’s comments and the feedback I’ve received, our message is being heard loud and clear!!
I am sure most of you had a 1,000 things you could have been doing last weekend. Some of you have had this event on your schedule for months, some of you dropped other plans to help because you knew we needed you, some of you traveled hours to volunteer… thank you all for being there…!!
As long as I can remember, one of my greatest joys has been to gather together good people and watch their positive energy become such a force that it ‘infects’ everyone around them.
Thanks to all of you for a weekend full of great energy and great joy!!
Mary Anne Levins
Mountain Top Nordic Volunteer