Running Wild Paintball, Inc.
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In 1997 the boys got the idea to start a paintball field.
We were on TV!!!
Check out Biz Kids
(2008 economic Cycles)
The Paintball field was on TV!!
"Economic Cycles (What Goes Up Must Come Down)"
Airs on WXXI on 2/20/09 at 5:30PM, and 2/22/09 at 10:30AM
Airs on City12 on 3/8/09 at 6PM
28 April 2010 Biz Kid$ visits the NYSE and celebrates Financial Literacy.
On Wednesday, April 28, Biz Kid$, the Emmy Award-winning financial literacy series on public television, visited the New York Stock Exchange to celebrate the launch of five new episodes in April. In honor of the occasion, Kaelon Horst, one of the Biz Kid$ hosts, and Ray Harris, Vice Chairman of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, rang the NYSE Closing Bell. They were joined on the bell podium by Alexander Oki and Austin Siedentopf, Biz Kid$ hosts, along with seven of the young entrepreneurs from Boston, Washington, D.C., and New York, who have been featured on the series.
We Rang the Bell ...
The Paintball Field Rang The Closing bell in NYC at the NY Stock Exchange..
RunningWild Paintball Blog
Running Wild Paintball, Inc. will be highlighted on WXXI Biz Kids. Entitled
"Economic Cycles (What Goes Up Must Come Down)", the feature will air on WXXI
on February 20 at 5:30 PM, and February 22 at 10:30 AM. You can also see it on
City12 at 6 PM on March 8. In addition to Running Wild Paintball, Inc., Biz Kids will
also feature other businesses started and run by young adults.
Running Wild Paintball, Inc. is a small, family-run paintball field in Nunda,
New York, founded and run by 18-year-old John Johnson and his brothers, Ben
Johnson and Kirk Schrier. Their love of paintball led them to start a paintball field,
but combined with a lot of hard work, determination and tons of support from the
community, they have established a very successful business.
In its inaugural season, Running Wild Paintball, Inc. has proven to be a
friendly, family-oriented field. Groups such as birthday parties, scout troops, baseball
teams, swim teams, church groups, bachelor parties, and soccer teams, as well
as our regular customers, come to test their skills and play at the safe, fun facility.
Others from the area pitched in as well. Triple Creek Golf Course helped with
advertising by allowing Running Wild Paintball to place a sign alongside the golf courses
own sign; The Green Familys donation of reclaimed barn wood became an old west
town paintball field; Ed Gunn (Dansville Town and Country Agway), Bryan Buckel and
Joe Maddalena donated pallets which built our very popular pallet town field. John
Johnson and his brothers are also thankful for the kindness and moral support shown to
them by Woodlynn Hills Golf Course, Ed Haefner, Jr., Mr. Riggi and Mrs Marsh.
Finally, the brothers acknowledge the support of their regulars. Experienced
paintball players Roger Potter, James Leach, Don Sutherland (www.hoofheartedproductions.
com), and Bret Pierce donated their time and talents to referee tournaments,
as well as teach and coach younger players.
In these difficult economic times, every job and business is very important. Running
Wild Paintball, Inc. would like to thank the entire Nunda community for all of its help
and support in getting this business up and running. The people in our area really are
amazing and we are proud of them all.
John Johnson attributes much of the success of this enterprise
to the help and support of the community. Nunda and the
surrounding area is full of kind, amazing people who have stepped
up to the plate and to help these young entrepreneurs.
To get the business off the ground, Tom Baldwin (of Baldwin
Accounting) and Randy Leuman (of Lueman Land Surveying)
offered to rent land to the boys on Route 408. This great leap for the
business was just the beginning.
Once the field was started, offers of help came pouring in.
Brett Pierce and his family (Nate, Becca, and Nicky) spent endless
hours getting the facility ready for competitive play, assisting with
everything from building bunkers, putting up nets to providing sound
guidance and advice.