536th Support Maint. triumphs during brigade’s Sports Day

| June 11, 2010 | 0 Comments

1st Lt. Jonathan Fredericks
45th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs, 8th Theater Sustainment Command

Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 45th Sustainment Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, pull with all their might as fellow Soldiers in the brigade cheer them on to win the tug-of-war contest during Sports Day. Companies participated in a variety of events, including softball, soccer, track, volleyball and a Strong Soldier competition. (Sgt. 1st Class Tuyen Do | 45th Sustainment Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command)SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — It was a drizzly morning for 45th Sustainment Brigade companies, Soldiers and families who battled for bragging rights as best in the battalion, here, during Sports Day, recently.  

Everyone wore their company T-shirts during the annual brigade event, which consisted of games such as flag football, soccer, volleyball, softball, relays, tug-of-war and a Strong Soldier competition.  

Teams were bracketed against one another in an elimination-style tournament for every event.  

“I loved the great competitive spirit in the brigade and rivalry between the companies,” said 1st Sgt. Maurice Williams, the 536th Support Maintenance Company first sergeant.

Every company that participated was motivated and played to win, but in the end, the 536th Support Maint. Co. came out as victors and placed first overall.

“It was a tough challenge, but we came, we saw, we conquered and we would like to thank all the other companies for trying,” said Williams. 

Capt. Jennifer Reyes, commander, 536th Support Maint. Co., was impressed with all her Soldiers and their victory, but one stood out above them all.

“We had one really outstanding Soldier during Sports Day,” said Reyes. “She showed a great can-do attitude and was willing to participate in any event.” 

Pvt. Stephanie Crowder participated in three events and helped the company place first in tug-of-war, first in the Strong Soldier competition and third in the sprint relay.

Soldiers were not the only ones having fun, here, as the 45th’s family readiness group offered fun activities for children, such as a water pool, water guns and slip ‘n slides.  

“I was fully supported by the 45th with both supplies and Soldiers,” said Geralyne Miggins, FRG support assistant. “The children who participated loved the things we got for them, and we had a few parents mention that they will definitely bring their children to the next brigade event, so they can participate in the fun as well. It was a fantastic Sports Day.”

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