So, this kid was walking back to the re-spawn point after being shot out. He was maybe 8-9 years old, but probably a little small for his age. When out of nowhere, a tank rounds the corner and lights the kid (who was already OUT) up!! MOATI then gets between the tank and the kid and I run up to help get the kid off the field and to his parents. This situation would make even some adults so upset they would be done with day, if not forever!!
Well not this kid!! About an hour later; Me, MOATI, Bad Karma, Feel the Paint and some other walk-on players were ambushing a base in the DARK WOODS. And who comes up the trail?? Little Tank Kid!!! We found out his name is Christopher. We motioned for him to come over and get down to hide with us. He then proceeded to AMBUSH the opposing team 3 times in a row!!! This kid was a TROOPER!!!!
So, later that day, I was fortunate enough to win the grand prize in the raffle!! This included some AWESOME prizes!! It was a new nXe gear-bag stuffed with all kinds of goodies, and on top, a PIMPED out TIPPMANN X7!!!
I eagerly went up to the front to claim my booty and when I took it back to my seat, MOATI and I looked at each other. We both knew what needed to be done. I took the X7 back to the front and asked Christopher to come up. Then we gave him the X7 and told him to make sure he keeps playing, and told him how thoroughly impressed we both were with his attitude.
Just a small gesture to pay it forward, and ensure that we have a new generation of stand-up players to play with in this sport we all love.
THANKS TO EVERYONE THAT CAME OUT TO SUPERGAME 40!!!!!!! The sportsmanship and good attitudes from players were abundant in the woods of Oregon..... And I was lucky to be a part of it