Sports program expands opportunities
Lance Cpl. Mariano Silva pitches to Atsushi Touma Nov. 30 during a scrimmage between the Camp Hansen Tigers and the Ginoza Village Baseball Team at the Ginoza Village Baseball Stadium, Okinawa. The Tigers are one of several teams that are part of a base-wide sports program developed on Camp Hansen. The program was designed to provide a fun opportunity for skilled players at each Marine Corps installation to compete against each other as well as local athletes across a wide range of sports, according to Maj. Andrew Merz, a field artillery officer and the officer in charge of Camp Hansen Camp Operations. Silva is a field wireman with 7th Communication Battalion, III Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, III MEF. Touma is the mayor of Ginoza Village.