I am off to University of Utah next year, and was wondering whether the school has any paintball clubs. I'm not looking to play competitively, just a group of people to meet up with and play on the weekends.
I actually belong to a local team Salt City Vengeance and am attending the U. You don't have to commit to anything, but check out our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/SaltCityVengeance. I am thinking of starting a club up there because I don't believe there is a paintball club. Reply if you guys would be interested in that.
So, once this fall semester starts I will know more about the financing. We have to wait for a couple weeks before we can request the actual funding. Once that is done and taken care of I will post more about it. As of right now it's just a waiting game.
I started a paintball club at the University of Utah a few years ago called University United Paintball. We'd play every week either addicts, uxp, or the retribution woodsball field in Bountiful. Most the members graduated and it quickly died.
I'd be totally interested in another paintball club.
Nothing really came of this club because they shot down the funding for it. They told me at the time that they won't pay for rentals of weapons (guns) and that the paintballs are considered to be ammunition so this kind of dissolved. If you are interested in playing paintball let me know I can help put you through to the right people if you don't know anyone around here.
Hmm, could always just say it is the school team and have it be unofficial. They wouldn't be interested in having it be official if funding only went to tournament fees? Not like the school would put up enough cash to cover anything beyond that anyways.
I spoke with the captain of the BYU team a few weeks back, they pitched the club as being fully self funded and are only seeking permission to utilize the school's name. The goal then is to develop the team's reputation by playing tournaments and then after successfully establishing a reputation seek out potential school funding.