Budget fears force more cancellations

Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) will not sponsor a team in the 2013 Corporate Games this year because of the cost involved, base officials from Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) have announced.

Other future MWR events may also be canceled due to ongoing budget concerns. Lunchtime fun runs, like the Sweetheart 5K that was canceled on Valentine’s Day, are one example.

“The Navy is looking hard at these programs across the board,” said Deborah Williams, community support programs site manager.

The March 13 Spring Job Fair at NBVC Port Hueneme is still on the calendar. The event, which runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Duke’s Place, will feature 50 local employers and is open to anyone with regular base access.

The fact that NBVC is not taking part in the Corporate Games does not preclude individual or command teams from entering the countywide event; they just won’t be under the auspices of NBVC.

The Corporate Games is an annual regional event that pits companies against one another in up to 24 events ranging from bocce ball and paintball to billiards and beach volleyball.

Last year, NBVC competed in Division AA, the division for companies with 500 or more employees. It placed third out of 21 teams in that division and garnered seven gold medals, five silver medals and seven bronze medals.

This year, the City of Ventura, which sponsors the Corporate Games, is charging companies $2,000 to enter Division AA. Registration fees are on a sliding scale and drop down to $700 for companies or organizations with 10 to 50 employees.

“Last year we covered the entry fees and bought team t-shirts,” Williams said. “With this year’s budget constraints, we just don’t have the funds.”

© 2013 Ventura County Star. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Print

Comments » Disabled

Lighthouse News Front Page

Lighthouse Info

Commanding Officer

CAPT. LARRY VASQUEZ

Chief Staff Officer

CAPT. SCOTT LOESCHKE

Lighthouse Editor

ANDREA HOWRY, 805-989-5281

Public Affairs Officer

KIMBERLY GEARHART
Ventura County Star - 805-437-0000

Publisher

MARGIE COCHRANE, Ventura County Star

Niche Publications

JOHN GARCIA, 805-437-0365

Advertising

To submit a story

The Lighthouse publishes every other Thursday. All stories and photos must be submitted no later than the Thursday prior to publication. To submit a story or photo request, call the Lighthouse editor, Andrea Howry, at 989-5281 or send an e-mail to lighthouse@navy.mil.
THE LIGHTHOUSE IS PUBLISHED AT NO COST TO THE GOVERNMENT EVERY FRIDAY BY VENTURA COUNTY STAR, OF CAMARILLO, CA. VENTURA COUNTY STAR IS A PRIVATE FIRM IN NO WAY CONNECTED WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE OR THE UNITED STATES NAVY, UNDER WRITTEN CONTRACT WITH NAVAL BASE VENTURA COUNTY. THE LIGHTHOUSE IS THE ONLY AUTHORIZED CIVILIAN ENTERPRISE NEWSPAPER FOR MEMBERS OF THE U.S. NAVY, CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES, RETIREES AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS IN THE VENTURA COUNTY AREA. CONTENTS OF THE PAPER ARE NOT NECESSARILY THE OFFICIAL VIEWS OF, NOR ENDORSED BY, THE U.S. GOVERNMENT, AND THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, OR THE DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY AND DO NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT THEREOF. THE APPEARANCE OF ADVERTISING IN THIS PUBLICATION INCLUDING INSERTS AND SUPPLEMENTS, DOES NOT CONSTITUTE ENDORSEMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, THE U.S. NAVY OR VENTURA COUNTY STAR, OF THE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES ADVERTISED. EVERYTHING ADVERTISED IN THIS PUBLICATION SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE, USE OR PATRONAGE WITHOUT REGARD TO RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AGE, MARITAL STATUS, PHYSICAL HANDICAP, POLITICAL AFFILIATION, OR ANY OTHER NON-MERIT FACTOR OF THE PURCHASER, USE, OR PATRON. IF A VIOLATION OR REJECTION OF THIS EQUAL OPPORTUNITY POLICY BY AN ADVERTISER IS CONFIRMED, THE PUBLISHER SHALL REFUSE TO PRINT ADVERTISING FROM THAT SOURCE UNTIL THE VIOLATION IS CORRECTED. EDITORIAL CONTENT IS EDITED, PREPARED AND PROVIDED TO THE PUBLISHER BY THE LOCAL INSTALLATION PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICES UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE NAVAL BASE VENTURA COUNTY PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE.
NSWC Port Hueneme and representatives from eight allied, international navies joined forces on April 7 to establish a unified strategic plan for modernizing and sustaining the MK 41 Vertical Launching System (VLS) on a global scale, yielding enhanced worldwide fleet readiness and collective maritime strength against ever-evolving threats.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
MORE YOURNEWS

Facebook Friends