Monday, March 29, 2010

Team Practice, Saturday April 17th

We're scheduling a team practice on Saturday, April 17th at Pentgon Paintball. We will start at 10am and will run till about 2 or so. This will count towards your attendance (yes we pay attention to the little things). We will run a few drills, and most likely focus on radio communication. Depending on turnout, we'll also run a few games.
If you need a ride, have suggestions, etc, etc, etc, please let us know and we will do what we can to help you out.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Kelly's Heroes Aftermath

We would like to thank all who attended with Hand of Fate this year for the Kelley's Heroes event at Battlefront. With your help and support we were able to bring the first victory for the German team. It was a long and tough battle. The second half of the game was not looking too good for us, but we were able to pull out a victory. If you have heard, there was some second guessing and tempers at times. That is something that tends to happen from time to time. In the end we all have our own opinion and that is fine. I believe we all had a good time. Again we want to thank each of you for showing sportsmanship and contributing to the "team"-work. Without the help that each of you provided history may have repeated itself and we would have saw defeat. I hope each of you enjoy the spoils that came from a hard day of paintball… YOU EARNED IT! ! !
The next big game coming up would be Sherwood Forest's Quest for the Holy Grail. This is a 26 hour event with night time play. We will be leaving Friday afternoon (April 30th), and returning Sunday evening. Plans are already formulating on our forum, so if you haven't already, please go sign up on the forums and join the discussion.
Also, if you haven't heard, our website is now live. There will be changes and additions made in the upcomming weeks, but all the basic information is there.
Lastly, we are looking to schedule a team practice in April. This will happen at Pentagon, on a Saturday or Sunday depending on when the most team members will be available. Non team members are welcome to attend. If you have a preference for when this should happen, email us and we'll consider it for scheduling.
Sloppy Joe

P.S. A special thanks to Dan for the warm lunch… love the meat!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Sloppy Joe's Primary Gear


Reminder for Kelly's Heroes Event

If anyone is looking for a ride to get to the event this Saturday, here is who you can contact...
  • Joe Folts - Leaving from Greenville
  • Rick Girt - Leaving from Meadville
  • Mike Groh - Leaving from Erie
If there is anyone else interested in offering rides to the event, feel free to "Reply All" to this email.
If you are driving yourself, and are unsure of how to get there, check the Google Maps link below.
Lastly... if you havent heard, Gimly will be smoking up a mess of BBQ pulled Pork. If you want to eat it, bring a $5 donation to help cover the costs.
That is all...

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

HoF Update, from your fearless leader.

It's been a while since I've sent something out. Being that I'm starting to beat some nasty illness, and am in the process of catching up with things, I figured I'd send out an email to you all to keep you abreast (teehee!) of recent information re guarding the HoF.
1. Kelley's Heroes
This game at Battlefront is coming up fast. So far it looks like we have 12 guys from the HoF attending this one. We are playing the German side this year, and hoping to break the 3 year winning streak the Americans have. This will be tough since the Arc Troopers are playing American, and they have home field advantage. I think we're up for the challenge though. If you are playing and haven't pre-registered yet, take a min. to do so now at the following link.
2. Pentagon Sponsorship
Pentagon Paintball has been our home Field for almost 3 years now. At the last team meating we discussed in detail a specific discount program that Sean has graciously decided to extend to our team. Ten of our players have been picked by the HoF team Captains to be the recipient of a PP discount card. The list will be evaluated twice a year to make sure that the team members that put forth the most effort are being rewarded. Once the list is OK'd by Sean, notification will be sent out to those involved.
3. New Members
We have a few new members that will be playing with us at the upcoming BF game. I would like to extend a welcome to Brett "Red Leg" Skinner and John "Beefy" Prosek. It looks like these guys will be a good fit for the team, and we're looking forward to their involvement in future Hand of Fate shenanigans. In addition, we have a few "ole school" members coming back into the fold. Killer, Pacaso, and PaintballGeorge: welcome back.
4. CPF Donation Drive
We have been using the forums as our team forum since the teams inception. This has been a valuable tool for us to keep in touch, and discuss team matters as it is hard for us to all get together at once. This website costs the owners money to upkeep every year. So in an effort to help with costs, they are raffling off two tickets for the Hell Survivors Day of the Rangers game for every $5 donation you send their way. For more information, check the link:
In addition, with a $10 donation, you get a pass to play at Synergy Paintball, good till the end of 2010. This is a great opportunity to help out the community and get your game on.
Lastly, please take some time to check out our forums and team calendar. These are the best ways we have to keep in touch in between face pwning sessions. We are constantly updating, and talking shop. Don't get left out.