Nice!...I will contribute minimum $20 but sign him up and we'll make sure he's taken care of...I know you also like to pass the hat to collect for tipping our refs which I also want to support and encourage.
What I love best about this event is that it is a real community effort. Several groups collaborating to make it better and attract more players for a common goal of getting folks out to play! Thanks to EVERYONE that has pitched in because the support on this has been tremendous and with everyone's help I don't see why we wouldn't be able to continue it and continue to expand on it! New themes...new games...new props...fun and safe for everyone to encourage and grow...I have a goal to try to get more girls to attend (including my gf who does come with) but also kids and I have a handicapped friend I am wanting to get playing as well.
That is the only way we'll keep the sport growing and benefiting everyone...players, store owners, manufacturers, and field owners. I don't know about you but I want to see better and cheaper paint and other new and innovative products and exciting new or updated fields and events like this one! Also, the more of these I seem to work on with people like you here the more people come out of the woodwork and ask a) how they can help and support and b) how much they like what we're doing.
I don't know if you saw but the LA Meetup group was founded by Sonny Lopez of the LA Hitmen. I took over the group from him and he's been super supportive. I was hoping to get him and Carmatech to come to our event with their bolt action mag fed sniper rifle but I know Sonny is super busy flying around all over the place. Anyway...let's keep up the good work and continue to fight the good fight!