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September 10, 2002
JOLIET, IL - When William Shatner told
his executive officer, Patrick
The result of McKinnon's efforts culminated
in a fully industry sponsored
The Magnificent 7 consisted of: Patrick
"Pacman" McKinnon of Team Blitzkrieg and Mackz Xtreme Sportz; Mike "Blue"
Hanse, owner of EMR Paintball Park; "Smokin" Joe Stayback, owner of Sherwood
Forest Adventure Games; Kerry "Viper" Rosenberry, owner of Viper Enterprises
and Paintballmaxx; Kevin "Joker" Wilkes of team Joint Fury; Matthew "GQ"
Zeyn of the Florida Doom Troopers and Area 52 paintball products, and Diane
"Mother" Howe McKinnon of Team Blitzkrieg and Mackz Xtreme Sportz. The
special ops units were led by Bobby "Darkman" Gogolin of Mackz Xtreme Sportz;
Shawn and Jason Imbach of Evil Inc. and Tactical Gear; Robin "Styles" Stiller
of Atomic Ordinance and
More industry representatives who took
on active roles for the Federation
Scenario teams Evil Inc., Rat Pack, Texas Rangers, FUBAR, RPM and Misfits International also made strong showings on the field.
Members of The Magnificent 7 were fully
outfitted, down to their underwear, as industry supporters rallied to the
Federation's battle cry. Generation E supplied Shatner's field commanders
with Matrix LCDs; Odyssey provided Halo loaders; CP donated Pro Barrel
systems, ASAs and cradles; PMI sent Pure Energy 4500 PSI tanks; Redz Comfort
Gear came in for the team, Shatner, his wife and daughter with Dimension
pants, packs, belts, gloves, lanyards and bags; V-Force provided Shatner
and his field commanders with Morph goggle systems; BustNBalls supplied
HydroStorm hydration systems and comfy underwear, and paintball artist
Ronn Stern added the final touch with his custom Barrel Blocking Devices.
The entire group shot RP Scherer's Advantage
A great, big "Thank you" goes out to JJ Brookshire of SPPLAT and Challenge Park Xtreme for providing this event, and supporting the recball players in this industry.
Accompanying photo courtesy of Scenario
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