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About Children's Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota

Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is one of the largest pediatric health systems in the United States and the only health system in Minnesota to provide care exclusively to children, from before birth through young adulthood. An independent and not-for-profit system since 1924, Children’s serves kids throughout the Upper Midwest at two free-standing hospitals, 12 primary and specialty-care clinics and six rehabilitation sites. Children’s maintains its longstanding commitment to the community to improve children’s health by providing high-quality, family-centered pediatric services and advancing those efforts through research and education. An award-winning health system, Children’s is regularly ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top children’s hospital and by The Leapfrog Group for quality and efficiency.

About the Cause

As an organization that changes lives every day, the Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of MN holds a special place in MN Pro Paintball owner, and Challenge for Children’s (C4C) founder, Matt Ames’ heart. Living with a congenital heart defect, Matt has been treated at Children’s Hospitals since birth and still gets his care there today.

With his personal mission to live his life through meaningful experiences that create lasting memories, and his love for paintball, Matt founded C4C as a way to bring people together to create memories of their own while giving back to an organization that gives so much to others.

With giving back top of mind, in 2013 C4C committed to donate $250,000 by 2017 to Children’s to help build a state-of-the-art Simulation Center. Since then, C4C has become the largest third party event benefiting the Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of MN and the largest charity paintball game in the Midwest.

In our efforts to continue to make meaningful contributions to Children’s , and to create more memories while doing so, WE NEED YOUR HELP! Join us through sponsorship, volunteering, donating, registering to play or coming out to watch on game-day!

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