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Moanalua High School Student Raises Money for Wounded Warriors

**Air soft tournament video courtesy of Nick Tovo, Advanced Media Activity Hawaii**

Moanalua High School Student Raises Money for Wounded Warriors

Who       Calling all Air Soft Enthusiasts

What      Air Soft Tournament Team Competition

               Hosted by – Air Soft Warriors Hawaii

When      27-28 August 2011

Where     Schofield Barracks Training Ranges MOUT site

Why         To raise money for Wounded Warrior Project

How        Send E-mail to shauneriktoy@aol.com to receive registration form or contact us at -

Cost        $25

Special Instructions must have own equipment and protective gear

Safety - Rules annotated in registration form and on website

Visit us at: airsoftwarriors.org

 

Moanalua High School Student Raises Money for Wounded Warriors

Shaun Toy a junior at Moanalua HS, unlike most of his peers, this young teen is a self-motivated visionary with aspirations of one day attending the US Military Academy at West Point.  His idea to host air soft tournaments for the Wounded Warrior Project was inspired by stories told to him by his father after returning from Afghanistan where he served as a Director for Counter IED operations in Kandahar.  Inspired by his father's stories Shaun decided to do something that would give back to those who have served our nation through a passion he has for air soft.  By taking a creative approach he developed an organization that brings together air soft enthusiasts from around the islands and host tournaments with the sole purpose of raising money for the nationally established Wounded Warrior Project.  Known as Air Soft Warriors of Hawaii, Shaun has managed to balance school, sports, and scouting to develop and inspire others to give back to those who have sacrificed so much in protecting our freedoms.  "We raised nearly $3000 our first tournament, and over $5000 this past weekend!  This is a team effort – I get much adult help in this project – volunteers from the Hawaii Army Guard, and soldiers from US Army Pacific Headquarters.  I am thankful of their support because without them I am certain I could not pull this off" – explain Shaun Toy".  The Wounded Warrior Project operates solely on donations and has grown to serve wounded warriors and their families across the country.  Shaun Toy's quarterly fundraising tournaments have the potential to bring in upwards of $20,000 annually for the Wounded Warrior Project.  Recently Shaun was honored by the Honolulu City Council where Council member Tulsi Gabbard Tamayo (Chair of Public Safety Committee) read in the award citation, "Shaun's efforts to serve his community and help others are contagious.  He has impressed his parents Stanley and Julia, inspired his two younger siblings, enriched his classmates at Moanalua High School, motivated the cub scouts he mentors as an Eagle Scout, and touched the lives of our servicemen and women here in Hawai'i.  Shaun Toy is now sponsored by the Wounded Warrior Project for his fundraising achievements and a video of his most recent tournament and mission was aired on the Armed Forces Network".  That video can be viewed on Shaun's website www.airsoftwarriors.org

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