MCAS BEAUFORT S.C. -- The winners of Marine Corps Community Service’s 101 Days of Summer were announced during a concluding ceremony held at Afterburners, Sept. 5. The summer-long campaign promotes the elimination of illegal drug use and promotes the safe use of alcohol in the military community.
First place winners received $1,000, second place won $750 and third place won $500.
Air Station winners included Combat Logistics Company 23 in first place, Marine Air Control Squadron 2 in second place and Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron in third place.
According to Sgt. Aaron Baisden, CLC-23 squadron Gunnery Sergeant, the squadron plans on using their prize money to pay for the ball tickets for their Marines.
Units who won on Marine Corps Recruit Depot include Headquarters and Support Battalion in first place, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion in second place and 4th Recruit Training Battalion in third place.
“The 101 Days of Summer brings out the spirit of competition and camaraderie while encouraging everyone to get out and do something new,” said Kathy Williams, Marine Corps Community Services health promotions coordinator.
Participants in MCCS events were encouraged to utilize a sign-in sheet to record and earn points for their respective units.
MCCS provides many quality of life programs for Marines, sailors and families stationed in the Tri-Command area. The program is designed to support basic life needs and promote the physical, financial, mental and emotional well-being of all active duty and reired Marines, sailors and their families.
“MCCS offers many programs other than Semper Fit and with the challenge, everyone had the opportunity to experience new events we offer,” said Williams, a native of Princeton, W.Va.
Future MCCS events can be found by visiting their website at www.mccs-sc.com/news/calendar.asp.