MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. --
Service members dug
their feet deep into the sand, and pulled the rope with all their might. Taking
steps backward, they yanked their opponents over the finish line and were
crowned the champions during the 2015 Combine Federal Campaign Tug-of-War
Tournament at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, Oct. 23.
Marine Wing Support
Squadron 274 took home the CFC tug-of-war title during the single elimination
tug-of-war tournament against seven other Cherry Point and 2nd Marine Aircraft
The CFC provides
federal employees with an opportunity to make donations to more than 20,000 different nonprofit
contest was fun and a great way to get service members together,” said Lance
Cpl. Michael Northrop, an aircraft rescue and firefighting specialist with
The tournament is
held annually and teaches service members that team work and confidence can go
a long way.
“When you work
together as a team, it is possible to accomplish any goal,” said Northrop. “These
events help us build team spirit and camaraderie to keep pushing.”
The purpose of the
event was to shed light on the campaign and make federal employees aware of
their opportunity to donate to selected charities and organizations. Donors can
participate and make donations to the 2015 CFC until Dec. 15.
“We use the tug-of-war tournament as a way to
get service members interested in the CFC, and have a little fun,” said Wayne
Snell, a program analyst with civilian manpower here.
The CFC is an annual
workplace charity campaign that is authorized in the federal workplace.
“The CFC is not over
yet,” said Snell. “There is plenty of time to make a donation and make a
For more information
about the CFC, speak with a representative or visit http://www.cfctoday.org.