Story and photo by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
June 23 marked the beginning of the summer 2014 Intramural Basketball Season at Luke Air Force Base and features the East and West regions with 11 teams representing each region.
The 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment squared off with the 56th Civil Engineer Squadron in the first match of the evening. CES won the game 42-26.
The second game of the night was between 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron and the 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron with LRS winning the game 60-30.
“The game went well,” said Kent Friley, 56th LRS superintendent customer support. “EMS gave us a good challenge. There was no pivotal moment about last night, we just got off to a great start. We went up by 10 points in the first three minutes of the game.”
The third and final game was between members of the 56th Fighter Wing Staff Agency and the Army and Air Force Exchange Service. The game was very competitive and for most of the players, it was their first time playing with new Airmen. It was a close scoring game but AAFES came out on top winning 70-57.
“For the first time playing together, we did a good job, and we will get better from here on out,” said Corey Shires, 56th Comptroller Squadron MilPay technician. “I felt like we were ‘The Replacements’ with Keanu Reeves; we are still working at piecing everything together.”
The intramural basketball season runs until July 28 and all games take place at the Bryant Fitness Center. The first game of the night begins at 6 p.m. with the gym hosting three games a night with free attendance.
Family golf month
July is family golf month at Falcon Dunes Golf Course. Juniors, to age 17, play for free with a paying adult. For more information, call 623-535-9334.
A two-day scuba diving class is Saturday and Sunday or Aug. 16 and 17 at Silver Wings Pool. The cost is $99 per person. For more information, call 623-856-7120.
Funtastic Fitness Camp
Funtastic Fitness Camp is 1 to 3 p.m. July 21 through 25 for children ages 9 to 16 at the Luke Air Force Base Youth Center. The cost is $20 per youth program member and $30 per nonmember. For more information, call 623-856-7470.
The Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center is holding a men’s bodybuilding/physique and women’s physique, figure and bikini competition at 5 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Luke Air Force Base Theater. For more information, call 623-856-6241.
Silver Wings Pool reopens
The Silver Wings Pool is open. Lap swimming is free and a schedule will be posted. Daily open swim is $2 per person, a season pool pass for four is $60 ($10 per person after four people), and a single person season pool pass is $25. Open days are Friday through Tuesday. Swim classes are July 7 through 18. For more information, call Silver Wings Pool at 623-856-7120.