The Captain's Cup is a friendly a competition between the Divisions and occurs during the morning of the Saturday before PIR. This serves as a morale builder for the Divisions and pumps them up before they have Battle Stations-21. (A few divisions will have had BST before the Captain's Cup to give the Recruits from the previous TG who had failed a test and then passed it a chance to do this prior to PIR.) There are trophies and events for the all-male divisions and the integrated divisions to give everyone a chance to shine.
The competition starts with a one-minute motivational chant that each division creates and choreographs and then performs. It may be a rap routine, stomp, cheer, or something with singing and dancing. The most original or unique chant wins a trophy.
After that, the events begin and it goes on for about 3 hours. Recruits sign up for the different events based on their individual strengths. They participate in all kinds of physical stuff--sit ups, pushups, running, throwing, basketball, volleyball, relay races, tug-of-war, swimming, obstacle courses, and more.
Each Division has the trophy or trophies for the week and they go back to be won by another Division in the next TG. The Division with the most trophies is the winner of the Captain's Cup. The winners get bragging rights and the overall winning Division receives a flag indicating they won.
Go to Recruit Training Command Holds Captain's Cup for more information.
The above information is provided by lemonelephant, the mom of a retired Sailor.