Fort Stewart Single Soldiers find outdoor fun at Holbrook
June 11, 2010
<b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Thanks to the Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers program, Fort Stewart's Single Soldiers were able to pick and enjoy their own outdoor fun at Holbrook Outdoor Recreation Area, June 4.
Nearly two dozen single Soldiers braved the rain in order to participate in the outdoor activity of their choice, including games of one-on-one basketball, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boating, skeet and paintball.
The day actually got off to a false start when, shortly after activities began, a heavy morning shower sent everyone running for shelter. No one left, however, and when the rains subsided, some Soldiers began playing one-on-one basketball and HORSE.
Others ventured out into Holbrook Pond and tried out their skills canoeing, kayaking or paddle boating.
Meanwhile, loud music blared from speakers on the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation sound stage, all of which helped these single Soldiers enjoy their day off.
The heat and humidity caused some to stay under shelter where they played cards and dominoes while waiting for the grill master to serve up hotdogs and hamburgers.
After lunch, a few Soldiers decided to test their hand-eye coordination with a round of skeet. Still others tried their hand at paintball.
"I was invited out here to help set up for the activities today," said Spc. Kyle Sparrow, BOSS representative for Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 703rd Brigade Support Battalion.
"(Activities like this) help get Soldiers out of the barracks and give them a chance to meet people and have fun."