By Intern Lee, Jo-eunApril 23, 2017
April is National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month. Area IV Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention team held various events such as First Responders Fair, SHARP Ambassador Training and SHARP Relay Race to get rid of sexual assault and harassment.
The SHARP Olympics hosted by United States Army Garrison Daegu SHARP Office took place at Camp Henry Victory Field on Apr. 20. It was held to promote SHARP Awareness month and create interactive training.
"SHARP Olympics reminds people of awareness and responsibility," said Richard Flowers, USAG Daegu Sexual Assault Response Coordinator. "This event is ringing out information and knowledge about sexual harassment and prevention, as people have fun playing games. By putting lots of entertainment, the younger and older, Soldiers and Civilians can work together and then we start talking about the differences and understanding conflict situation. Everyone can join the SHARP Olympics."
The game asked SHARP related questions such as "Other than SARC or VA, who else can you go with the restricted case?" If the contestant missed a question, they were doused by water guns and water balloons while riding a bike or dancing.
"It was so exciting Olympics!" said Staff Sgt. Micah Voss, Logistics Readiness Center, Daegu 403rd AFSB, AMC. "I got the wrong answer and had to dance but it was fun. I became more aware of the things related to SHARP knowledge."
"It was really fun," said Pfc. Lee, Hyun-chang, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, USAG Daegu. "I enjoyed it. I learned about SHARP by that game. It was a good experience. I wish we do this event again next year."
"SHARP awareness month is once a year for the Army but we do it every day. Respecting everyone around you!" said Richard Flowers. For more information regarding the SHARP and SAAPM, contact at Area IV SHARP SARC or 763-4069.