SACEUR announces sport champions
Supreme Allied Commander Europe, General Curtis M. Scaparrotti presents the France-BENELUX team the SACEURS Trophy as they celebrate during the SACEUR Sports Banquet at the Shape Club on Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, Belgium, November 15, 2018. (NATO photo by Staff Sergeant Jimmie D. Pike)
SHAPE, Belgium – NATO service members assigned to
Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe gathered for the Supreme Allied
Commander Europe’s Sports Banquet at the SHAPE Club, Nov. 15, 2018.
During the banquet, General Curtis
M. Scaparrotti, Supreme Allied Commander Europe, presented the SACEUR
Commander’s Trophy to the France-BENELUX team.
The SACEUR Sports Competition is
held throughout the year with each event being held on the last Thursday every
month. These sport events include swimming, volleyball, tennis, and
more. The annual competition provides military athletes an opportunity
to represent their countries and build camaraderie among the NATO nations.
"Despite all of our differences,
both sports and warfare have the unique ability to unite us for a common
cause,” said General Scaparrotti. "It is a place where people who do not speak
the same language, worship the same God, or share the same lineage can work
together towards one unifying purpose.”
This year marks the 51st year of
the SACEUR Sports Competition held for the SHAPE community.Story by SHAPE Public Affairs Office