U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific


U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific

In Any Clime and Place

Summer, sports are getting hotter;

By Lance Cpl. Jared Plotts | | November 27, 2007

U.S. MARINE CORPS FORCES PACIFIC, CAMP H.M. SMITH, Hawaii -- Camp Smith remains pretty busy with its year-round intramural sports program here, especially with summer right around the corner. 

Despite its smaller size and with considerably fewer personnel than Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Hickam Air Force Base and Pearl Harbor, Camp Smith maintains sporting events with a consistent amount of interest due to its large fan base.

This season's volleyball league has a record setting ten teams, the most Camp Smith has seen in any sport.  Games are played Tuesdays and Thursdays at the base gym.  Service members and civilians, stationed here comprise the ten teams whose two-month season ends in June, followed by playoffs and award ceremonies.

Most of the sporting events here are after working hours, but with the high turnout for mid-day volleyball games, fitness center officials want to implement more daytime leagues, according to Angie Pittman, athletic coordinator, Camp Smith.

Camp Smith also holds seasonal racquetball, softball and basketball leagues and tournaments.  This summer's softball league begins next month. So far there are four teams and room for plenty more. If anyone is interested, contact the athletic coordinator's office at 477-0498.