The US Army Allstars Paintball Team were at Operation Paintball Field early on Saturday, December 7, 2013. There were only two of them, Sergeant Christopher Carroll Mooney and Specialist Lonnie Austin. Along with JBLM Phoenix Paintball Team members Specialist Jonathan Tyler Martin, Specialist Graham Hanlin and Northwest Mercenaries guest player Sergeant Richard Donald Kesinger the Allstars set up a booth dedicated to the Fisher House Paintball Jersey Fundraiser.
The event weather was cold, starting at a low 17 degrees and warming up to 30 degrees by 1 pm in the afternoon. The paintball markers were pushed to the limit as the cold effected their mechanics, the games went on however. Teams were set to face seven other teams in a best two out of three matches per team, making the turn around between games fast and leaving little time between matches for people to visit the booth. That said several players approched Sgt Mooney and Spc Austin about the jerseys and by the end of the day only twenty two flyers remained out of seven five.
All in all I would say the event was a success, with each jersey priced at $125 and all the proceeds going to the Fisher House hopefully a large amount of money will be donated. JBLM Phoenix plans to hold a Fisher House Fundraiser tournament in February to benefit the local Fisher House on Joint Base Lewis McChord. Here are the scores for the day:
JBLM Phoenix vs OP-CKB:2 losses
JBLM Phoenix vs Seattle Sinister:1 win, 2 losses
JBLM Phoenix vs N Control:2 wins, closed out
JBLM Phoenix vs Fast Five: 2 wins, closed out
JBLM Phoenix vs Thunder Gold:1 win, 2 losses
JBLM Phoenix vs DBS Paintball.com:0 wins
JBLM Phoenix vs Understated:2 wins, closed out