To raise awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault and increase knowledge of its effects and prevention, the Fort Belvoir Family Advocacy Program and Army Community Services will, once again, host the 2019 Powder Puff Flag Football game, Sept. 12, starting at 7 p.m. at Pullen Field.
According to Taneshia Gray, Belvoir FAP victim advocate, intervention specialist and event coordinator at last year’s inaugural matchup, Powder Puff football is a female-specific football game using flag-football rules. The sport is a low-contact variation of American tackle football during which defensive players attempt to pull the flag from the runner’s belt in order to end the down. Fort Belvoir’s FAP Powder Puff game is dedicated to educating the community on ways to “intercept” domestic violence and sexual assault.
Nearly 30 female athletes formed teams last year—one playing for sexual assault awareness and one for the prevention of domestic violence—and squared off in a regulation flag football matchup in which defense prevailed through two dynamic halves, resulting in a 0 – 0 tie when the dust finally settled.
For more information about ACS, FAP and the garrison’s efforts to combat sexual assault and domestic violence, email Gray at email@example.com or call 571-231- 7016.