Paintball Legend Becomes News Item
More people have sent in this story to the PaintBall.com news desk than any other non-industry lead we've ever received. Dale Price, the captain of the famous old-school Paraplegic Turtles paintball team, has made nationwide headlines after a story ran involving the daily prank that Dale pulls on his son.
For an entire school year, Price would dress up as a different costumed character every day and rush out to the sidewalk to wave at his son as the school bus drove by. His wife kept a blog on the prank, WaveAtTheBus.BlogSpot.com
. After a local news team covered the story, it was immediately picked up by major media outlets around the nation.
Here's an excerpt from one of the articles:
"Dale Price waves at his son’s school bus dressed in a different costume each morning, American Fork, Utah, America – Jun 2011
It can be embarrassing when your parents wave you off to school, but when you are a 15-year-old teenager and your dad insists on dressing in a different comical outfit everyday, you have to feel for Rain Price.
His father Dale has adopted 170 wacky costumes to see off the school bus as it passes the family home in American Fork, Utah. The family has kept track of all the days on a blog."
ProPaintball.com dug up a classic clip of Price playing in the famous televised 1996 World Paintball Championships on ESPN. Check it out.