Family farm becomes paintball battleground
LIBERTY TOWNSHIP – There’s a revolution set to explode across an Ohio farmer’s field on May 11. Who will survive as the mega clash between hundreds of paintball enthusiasts simulating America’s Civil War?
Survival is symbolic to Niederman Family Farm and those fighting leukemia & lymphoma cancer. This special event is the second annual Bob Niederman Memorial Scenario Event. A large scale war will wage across more than 40 acres of Niederman’s 210 acre farm, spanning fields, woods, a creek and more.
Portions of the proceeds will be donated to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Bob Niederman, farm owner, passed from lymphoma cancer. The family is committed to its fight to keep all that Bob has helped create to continue serving the public with spring farm tours, fall festivities and year-round paintball. This second annual event in his honor simulates the Civil War – America’s 3rd revolution! Sign-up to play in the Civil War — The Third American Revolution: Bob Niederman Memorial Scenario Game at https://www.facebook.com/events/453371828045925/.
The Niederman Family Farm is being saved one paintball game at a time.
What began with a handful of locals asking to play paintball in an old cow pasture on a 210 acre farm has turned into nine sophisticated paintball courses attracting several hundred players for some games.
The early days in 2000 required a complete family effort. The Niederman children were occasionally summoned to play a game of paintball when teams needed an extra player to have even sides. Players must be at least ten years old and everyone participating has to sign a waiver.
The paintball venture snowballed.
Niederman Family Farm has everything anyone needs to play paintball: Safety goggles, guns, paintballs and anything else to suit up and join the fun. Those players are added to groups on various courses throughout the farm according to skill level. Any size group can reserve a field of play. Group events include church outings, bachelor and birthday parties, and corporate team building exercises, family reunions, youth day camps, and sports teams.
This working farm is located between Cincinnati and Dayton. In its fourth generation, the Niederman’s have diversified parts of their farm in order to survive and preserve their way of life.
Ongoing activities feature bonfire pits, barn rentals, primitive cabins (with heat and air conditioning) and many seasonal events plus group tours. Group accommodations are routinely made for families, mom clubs, school groups, day care centers and home school groups. The Niederman’s also accommodate large family reunions and corporate events in a restored 1890s barn with modern amenities.
Niederman Family Farm is located at 5110 LeSourdsville-West Chester Road in Liberty Township. Call 513–779-6184 or visit www.niedermanfamilyfarm.com.