Finally, we can let the cat out of the bag.
In March, Sawyer did a photo shoot for Kingman Training. The purpose of the photo shoot was to create an ad to be featured Nationwide in magazines on airlines. Just about everyone has looked at a Skymall magazine before. The Summer 2010 magazine has now been released. If you won't be on a plane in the near future, you can check it out at the Skymall website virtual magazine - http://www.skymall.com/. It is a half page ad on Page 69.
As far as anyone knows, this is the first time a paintball product has been advertised nationally to the mainstream public.
"It's pretty cool", Sawyer said about the ad. "I hope more people learn about paintball and start to play because they see the ad. I hope a lot of kids will tell their parents they want to try it and the sport will grow."
Kingman Training brought Sawyer back for a video shoot in June. They wanted to bring the photo shoot to life and feature the video on their website. It is now on the font page of their website - look toward the bottom left - http://www.kingmantraining.com/.
Kingman Training is Sawyer's biggest sponsor. "We have a few of the pistols, and they are so much fun to play with in the back yard. My brothers and I really like playing with them at home," said Sawyer. "We've even played with them on the fields before when we play recball."
Both the photo shoot and the video were filmed locally at the world famous Hollywood Sports Park, part of the Giant paintball family.
Sawyer normally has several of the Kingman Training pistols with him at practices and tournaments that he lets players try out as part of the "Next Big Thing" tour that Kingman Training has going. If you see him out there, just ask him.
This is a somewhat direct link to the ad - http://skymall.shoplocal.com/skymall/default.aspx?action=browsepageflash&storeid=2600514&rapid=920850&prvid=SkyMall-100623&promotioncode=SkyMall-100623&fsid=129218747883276068