Volunteer to help kids with cancer

Pinky Swear Foundation relies on the time and talents of volunteers to help us provide a great experience for our participants and ensure a successful event. Become one of the 1,000+ volunteers who have come together to help Pinky Swear Foundation support kids with cancer and their families. Register to volunteer today!

Hosted by KARE 11's Eric Perkins, the 6th Annual Perk's Pinky Swear Mess Fest event features 11 “Slopstacles” to get messy for kids with cancer and their families.  
The event is family-friendly and open to kids ages 6 and up. We encourage the entire family to participate.

Minnesota Pro Paintball
22554 Texas Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044

We look forward to seeing you there!

Our Newest Volunteers

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Our Mission

The Pinky Swear Story

In December of 2002, nine-year-old Mitch Chepokas, terminally ill with bone cancer, withdrew the entire $6,000 from his savings account and put it in envelopes for kids on the pediatric oncology floor at the hospital.

After giving all of his money away, Mitch’s dad made a pinky swear promise with him to always help children with cancer and their families after he was gone.

Mitch passed away on April 11, 2003, and shortly afterwards, Pinky Swear Foundation was established by his parents to honor the promise he made.

Volunteer Positions

Thursday, June 20

Site Setup
10:00am-4:00pm (15 Volunteers Needed)
Volunteers will assist with Mess Fest Course Setup including distributing supplies, pounding in stakes, hanging signage, Slopstacle creation and much more.

Friday, June 21

Site Setup
10:00am-4:00pm (10 Volunteers Needed)
Volunteers will assist with Mess Fest Course Setup including distributing supplies, pounding in stakes, hanging signage, Slopstacle creation and much more.

Saturday, June 22 (Day of the Event)

Hippo Water Slide
6:30am-12:00pm (4 Volunteers Needed)
Volunteers are responsible for overseeing the Hippo Water Slide which includes managing shoe cover stock and getting participants off of the slide and back on to the course. Volunteers will assist with setup and teardown. 

Slopstacle Manger
6:30am-12:00pm (2 Volunteers Needed)
Volunteers are responsible for overseeing this Slopstacle which includes managing the Slopstacle supplies and getting participants through and on to the next Slopstacle on the course. Volunteers will assist with setup and teardown. 

Perk's Pipeline
6:30am-12:00pm (2 Volunteers Needed)
Volunteers are responsible for overseeing Perk's Pipeline Slopstacle which includes managing the Slopstacle supplies and getting participants through and on to the next Slopstacle on the course. Volunteers will assist with setup and teardown. 

Escape Maze
6:30am-12:00pm (2 Volunteers Needed)
Volunteers responsible for overseeing the ESCAPE MSP Maze which includes managing the Slopstacle supplies and getting participants through and on to the next Slopstacle on the course. Volunteers will assist with setup and teardown. 

Reptile Garden
6:30am-12:00pm (1 Volunteer Needed)
Volunteers responsible for overseeing the Reptile Garden which includes managing the Slopstacle supplies and getting participants through and on to the next Slopstacle on the course. Volunteers will assist with setup and teardown. 

Slimey Slopes
6:30am-12:00pm (2 Volunteers Needed)
Volunteers are responsible for overseeing Slimey Slopes  which includes managing the Slopstacle supplies and getting participants through and on to the next Slopstacle on the course. Volunteers will assist with setup and teardown. 

Paintball Ridge
6:30am-12:00pm (2 Volunteers Needed)
Volunteers are responsible for overseeing Paintball Ridge  which includes managing the Slopstacle supplies and getting participants through and on to the next Slopstacle on the course. Volunteers will assist with setup and teardown. 

Sappy Slammers
6:30am-12:00pm (2 Volunteers Needed)
Volunteers are responsible for overseeing Sappy Slammers which includes managing the Slopstacle supplies and getting participants through and on to the next Slopstacle on the course. Volunteers will assist with setup and teardown. 

Sunken Treasure
6:30am-12:00pm (1 Volunteer Needed)
Volunteers are responsible for overseeing Sunken Treasure  which includes managing the Slopstacle supplies and getting participants through and on to the next Slopstacle on the course. Volunteers will assist with setup and teardown. 

Corny Hill
6:30am-12:00pm (1 Volunteer Needed)
Volunteers are responsible for overseeing Corny Hill which includes managing the Slopstacle supplies and getting participants through and on to the next Slopstacle on the course. Volunteers will assist with setup and teardown. 

Tangled Web
6:30am-12:00pm (10 Volunteers Needed)
Volunteers are responsible for overseeing Tangled Web  which includes managing the Slopstacle supplies and getting participants through and on to the next Slopstacle on the course. Volunteers will assist with setup and teardown. 

Slide to Finish
6:30am-12:00pm (2 Volunteers Needed)
Volunteers are responsible for overseeing the Slide To The Finish which includes managing the Slopstacle supplies and getting participants through and on to the next Slopstacle on the course. Volunteers will assist with setup and teardown. 

Foam Dance Party
6:30am-12:00pm (2 Volunteers Needed)
Volunteers are responsible for overseeing the Foam Dance Party which includes managing the Slopstacle supplies and getting participants through and on to the next Slopstacle on the course. Volunteers will assist with setup and teardown. 
 

Clean Up Station
6:30am-12:00pm (1 Volunteer Needed)
Volunteers are responsible for overseeing the participant Clean Up Station which includes managing and creating lines for participants to clean up. Volunteers will assist with setup and teardown. 

Parking
6:00am-12:00pm (3 Volunteers Needed)
Volunteers are responsible for overseeing the parking lot and following a parking plan set forth by the Race Director. This opportunity can also include placing flyers on cars. Volunteers will assist with setup and teardown of event. 

Changing Tents
6:30am-12:00pm (2 Volunteers Needed)
Volunteers are responsible for overseeing the participant Changing Tents which include managing and creating lines for participants to change their clothes and shoes. Volunteers will assist with all setup and teardown. 

Registration
6:30am-12:00pm (4 Volunteers Needed)
Volunteers are responsible for overseeing the registration and check-in process of all participants. Volunteers will assist with setup and teardown. 

Tear Down
10:30am-12:30pm (4 Volunteers Needed)
Volunteers are responsible for assisting with the tear down of all areas of the Mess Fest Course.