Kick Butts Day to feature free paintball

By Karen Colbenson

Post-Bulletin, Austin MN

Kids are invited to an anti-tobacco event Saturday which will include a free paintball game to celebrate the 2008 Kick Butts Day, an annual event sponsored by the Southeast Minnesota Tobacco Collaborative.

Hundreds of kids participate in the celebration each year to stand up, speak out and fight back against tobacco company’s targeting efforts. Those who participate will be able to screen print their own T-shirts and posters with extreme anti-tobacco messages and participate in the "most disgusted face" contest.

Refreshments will also be available. Parents and families are invited to stay and watch.


The event will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at SPLAT paintball field located six miles south of Interstate 90 on Highway 218.

The first 60 kids ages 12 to 17 to register will get to play a free game of paintball. All players under 18 will need to present a signed parental consent form the day of the event.

To register, call 507-328-7444 or e-mail

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