By Tim HippsMarch 28, 2008
WASHINGTON (Army News Service, March 28, 2008) -- The "Wii Warrior Challenge" provides an opportunity for adult Morale, Welfare and Recreation patrons to compete in a Superstars type of competition with other gaming aficionados on 25 Army installations.
Contestants can compete for prizes in baseball, bowling, boxing, golf and tennis on the Nintendo game consoles.
Each of the five sports will be contested on different nights at local Army MWR venues. Those who would like to participate should contact their local MWR offices for sites and times. The competition is open to all MWR patrons 18-and-older, with the exception of MWR employees and others directly involved with the contest.
First-round prizes -- which include a rebound trampoline, a Mio cardio monitor, a $75 gift card from Nike and a RipStik skateboard -- will be awarded to the winners of each sport.
The top four finishers in each sport will then advance to local championships, where they will compete in all five sports against the top-four local finishers in the other sports.
Finalists will be rewarded with a Wii package for the champions, a Flip Video Camcorder for runners-up, and a custom Nike sneaker gift card for third-place finishers.
The following installations are scheduled to participate in the Wii Warrior Challenge: Fort Benning, Ga.; Fort Bragg, N.C.; Fort Huachuca, Ariz.; Fort Drum, N.Y.; Fort Jackson, S.C., Fort Lee, Va.; Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.; Fort McCoy, Wisc.; Fort Meade, Md.; Forts Bliss, Sam Houston and Sill in Texas; Fort Rucker, Ala.; Forts Richardson and Wainwright in Alaska; Camp Zama, Japan; Mannheim, Schweinfurt, Hohenfels and Wisbaden, Gemany; Presidio of Monterey, Calif.; Camp Humphreys and Yongsan, Korea; and Forts Campbell and Knox in Kentucky.
For more information and contest rules, visit www.mwrpromotions.com.