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Posted 10/21/2014

Release no. 14-050


By Stephen Satkowski
Far East District

SEOUL, South Korea - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Far East District held sports day at the district compound Oct. 17. Each division competed against each other in games ranging from badminton and ping pong to basketball and cornhole; even integrating the Korean game yut into the day’s events.

“Every day we work together to finish a project but on this one day we compete against each other to determine who is the best,” said David Wilson, district operations protection specialist and command sports manager.

A special part of the activities included a performance from the Korean national taekwondo demonstration team. These college age students perform internationally and to dignitaries around the world.

“Every year I try to bring them,” said Kim Hwa-yong, district engineer and director of the demonstration team. “We enjoy performing in front of the Far East District workforce.”

The district wellness committee helped organize and plan the day and has other events in store to help enhance morale.

“I want district employees to be excited to come to work, excited to see their friends,” said Richard Cruikshank, wellness committee vice president.  “The near future will hold opportunities for the wellness committee to give back to the district and to our local community,” said Cruikshank.

The district’s special staff won the coveted commander’s cup this year, scoring 23 points compared to second place logistics’ 20 points.