By U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, Army Community Service, Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and RecreationApril 29, 2011
FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - Army-Hawaii single Soldiers bowled to "Strike Out Sexual Assault" at the bowling center, here, April 21.
The Sexual Assault Prevention Response Program, or SAPRP, and the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers, or BOSS, Program partnered for the event.
The bowling tournament raised awareness for Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and the detrimental impact that sexual assault has on Soldiers, families and the military in general.
Ten teams competed for trophies and prizes. The teams were comprised of active duty single service members in the Army, Navy and Marines, or military support agencies.
"The tournament was a great way to bring together service members to educate and build awareness against sexual assault," said Carren Ziegenfuss, Installation Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii. "It was a great success."
The free bowling tournament's focus was single service members who represent the target age of 18-24. This age group represents more than 50 percent of sexual assault victims, according to a Department of Defense 2010 annual report.
Sexual assault prevention resources
Contact any of these sources for help or information about sexual assault:
-TAMC's Safe Place at 433-5083.
-Military Police at Schofield Barracks, 655-5555; at Fort Shafter, 438-7114.
-The 24/7 (Army) victim advocate SAFE line at 624-7233, www.SafeHelpline.org or (877) 995-5247.
-The Child Protective Service Switchboard at 832-5300.
-The Department of Defense sexual assault prevention and response at www.sapr.mil.
-Army sexual assault awareness at www.sexualassault.army.mil.
-National Sexual Violence Resource Center at www.nsvrc.org/saam; search for "Army."
-Army One Source at www.armyonesource.com; click on "Family Programs and Services," then "Family Advocacy Program."