FORT LEE, Va. (December 15, 2011)-- Headquarters and Headquarters Company, CASCOM, reigns as king of the local sports scene.
The unit, despite its heavy concentration of senior noncoms and officers, beat out 25 other organizations to win the Commander's Cup. It finished with 860 points, almost double that of the runner up, HHC, U.S. Army Garrison. The 108th QM Co. ended the sports year in third.
The cup is presented to the unit with the best rate of competitiveness and participation in each of the events on the intramural sports calendar. The Installation Sports Office conducted leagues in flag football, basketball, volleyball and softball during the calendar year.
Capt. Ellis Allen, the HHC, CASCOM commander, accepted the 18-inch gold cup Tuesday during an informal ceremony. He said winning the award can be attributed to strong efforts across the board.
"The Soldiers put a lot of hard work and dedication into the intramural program at Fort Lee," he said. "They represented us well."
HHC won the volleyball championship and finished strong in basketball and football.
Staff Sgt. Demetrius Matthews, who participated in several sports, said unit Soldiers and Family members gave "heart and a lot of dedication" to the program.
The Commander's Cup has a long history in the Army. It serves to increase morale and esprit de corps among the troops and takes its name from the installation commander. The concept is similar to the Commander's-in-Chief Trophy presented to the service academy that betters the other service schools in college football.
The Fort Lee Commander's Cup was resurrected this year after at least a seven-year hiatus.