SEOUL — Base officials are offering a range of Memorial Day weekend activities at bases across the peninsula.
Check out the following list to find everything from a community festival at Yongsan to bowling and golf tournaments at Kunsan Air Base to waterskiing and kayaking in Daegu:
Yongsan GarrisonMay 25-28: 17th Annual Pacificwide Men’s and Women’s Softball Tournament on the softball fields behind Collier Field House. There will be softball games played 24 hours a day. Everyone is invited. The opening ceremony will be at 8:30 a.m. May 25 at Lombardo Field behind Collier Field House. Call 738-8608.May 25: Yongsan Garrison annual retiree appreciation night at 6:30 p.m. at Harvey’s Lounge. Call 723-5678.May 26: Block party at the Main Post Club parking lot from noon to 6 p.m. There will be a Battle of the Band Contest, food, music and prizes. Grand prize: two tickets to Jeju Island. Call 738-5254.May 26: Yongsan’s outdoor swimming pools open for the season. Open daily from noon to 6 p.m. Call 738-8608.May 26: Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. Lambda Xi Chapter is sponsoring a boat ride at 6 p.m. There will be an “After Party” at 10 p.m. in the Embassy Club. Call 011-9972-9167.May 27: The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. will sponsor a community festival from 1-7 p.m. on Field No. 12, next to Collier Field House. Will feature the finale of the Korean Idol signing competition.
Kunsan Air BaseMay 25: Free meal at the Chapel’s Sonlight Inn at 6 p.m. Will remain open until midnight.May 26: 9-pin No Tap Bowling Tournament at the Yellow Sea Bowling Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Prizes given away for the best three-game series.May 26: Texas Hold’em Tournament open to club members. Prizes for the top three finishers. Pre-registration must be completed no later than ThursdayMay 26: 10-kilometer team relay run begins at 9 a.m. at the Fitness and Sports Center. Prizes and T-shirts for the winning team.May 26: Chapel’s Sonlight Inn open from 6 p.m. to midnight.May 27: Two-member teams invited to complete a series of challenges at the Falcon Community Activities Center beginning at 5:30 p.m. T-shirts and prizes to top three winners.May 27: Chapel’s Sonlight Inn hosting free Sunday brunch at 10 a.m. and free dinner at 7 p.m.May 28: One-pitch softball tournament, five innings. One team per squadron allowed.May 28: Two-person golf scramble begins at 7:30 a.m.; prizes awarded.May 28: Chapel’s Sonlight Inn hosting free Memorial Day dinner from 6-10 p.m.May 28: Chapel’s Sonlight Inn-Will host a free Memorial Day dinner from 6-10 p.m.
Daegu Area military communityMay 23: A community cookout begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Camp Carroll Community Center. Call 765-7484.May 26: Camp Walker’s outdoor pool opens 10 a.m. The pool will be open each Wednesday through Monday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call 764-3873.May 26: A “Reverse Triathlon” begins at 9 a.m. at the Camp Carroll Fitness Center. Participants will run five kilometers, bike 15 kilometers and swim 250 meters. Call 765-8287.May 26-28: The Daegu & Waegwan area softball tournament will be held at Camp Walker’s Kelly Field. Call 764-4800.May 28: Racquetball and volleyball tournaments begin at 9 a.m. in the Camp Carroll Fitness Center. Call 765-8287.May 28: A chess tournament begins at 1 p.m. in the Camp Walker Community Center. Call 764-4123.May 28: A tour the Herbhillz begins at 9 a.m. Sign up at the Camp Walker Community Center. Call 764-4123.May 28: Waterskiing, windsurfing, kayaking and rafting available during a Gumi/O-Bang Lake trip that begins at 10 a.m. Sign up at the Camp Carroll Community Center. Call 765-7484.