For one weekend this season, the collegiate summer level Lakeshore Chinooks, who play in Mequon, Wisconsin, will replace their longtime salmon-based Chinooks brand with one based on Chinook helicopters.
The helicopter-based alternate identity portrays the Boeing CH-47 Chinook, with its signature tandem rotor, first introduced in 1962 with a top speed of 200 miles per hour. The helicopter has been used by the US army since the 1960s.
The Chinook helicopter draws its name from the tradition (once a formal regulation) that military helicopters be named for Native American tribes or notable figures. The Chinook peoples live in the Pacific Northwest of the United States.
The Lakeshore Chinooks will take the field in their helicopter-based brand July 29 and 30.