MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. --
Beating out 36 other base organizations, Marine Corps Base Quantico’s Headquarters and Service Battalion was crowned champions of the 2012 Intramural Sports Commander’s Cup during a presentation ceremony at Lejeune Hall on Sept. 12.
The annual award is a rotating trophy presented each year to the organization that has accumulated the most points over the sports year. The sports vary from year-to-year. In the 2011-2012 season, the teams competed in softball, golf, flag football, bowling, basketball and volleyball.
Col. David Maxwell, Marine Corps Base Quantico commander, presented the trophy to Col. J. C. Brennan, Headquarters and Service Battalion commanding officer, who accepted the award on the behalf of his battalion.
“The Intramural Sports Commander’s Cup Trophy truly depicts the Marines’ esprit de corps and the embodiment of teamwork and outstanding leadership,” said Bobby Brown, MCCS athletic director.
During the competition, points were awarded for each event, with six points given for first place, four for second, three for third and one point for ever team that participated.
Out of 37 Quantico organizations that competed in at least one intramural sport, H&S Bn., accumulated the most points with 21. They took first place in basketball and bowling, and second in flag football. Marine Corps Systems Command came in a close second with 20 points. In third place was the Marine Corps Air Facility with 18 points.
With all the time and effort H&S Bn. invested into winning the competition, their investment paid off when they received a check for $1,500 in their Marine Corps Community Services fund and the rights to retain this trophy for one year.
“I appreciate your time and what you do to support the battalion,” Brennan told his Marines. “You work really hard, and the people you help outside of the nucleus, I’m sure, appreciate what we do for them. This trophy is for everyone in the battalion. Whether you participated or not, this is our trophy.”