The Seventh Annual Crisp Family Super Bowl event was held during the big game last weekend at American Legion Post 291 in Newport Beach.
About 160 active duty Marines from the Fifth Regiment at Camp Pendleton were honored, shocked, awed and thoroughly entertained during the Super Bowl event.
Entertainment included a concert from Desperado, an Eagles tribute group. The University of Southern California band also put on a rousing show. The Los Angeles Clippers cheerleaders danced and posed with very happy Marines. There was a never ending barbeque, harbor cruises, bottomless beer kegs, cigars, massages and even manicures that allowed the Marines to relax and enjoy the day. Some risked trying to conquer the mechanical bull and some tried yoga – more difficult than a Marine workout, many said.
A check for $12,00 was also presented to the Dana Point Fifth Marine Regiment Support Group.
About equal numbers of Seattle Seahawk and New England Patriot supporters watched and cheered the Super Bowl. At the end of the day, the tired and thankful Marines headed home.
The celebration is hosted by Julie and Gary Crisp and organized by their staff at C2 Reprographics.
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— All photos by Lawrence Sherwin ©