Orange County family business hosts 13th spectacular Super Bowl party for 500 active-duty Camp Pendleton Marines and veterans

Crisp Imaging CEO Gary Crisp and son Carter, the company’s VP of Marketing, threw their 13th spectacular Super Bowl party for 500 members of the military and other guests at Legion Hall Post 291 in Newport Beach on Sunday, Feb. 11. In addition to 300 active-duty Marines bused from Camp Pendleton, the Crisps hosted dozens of veterans of conflicts dating to WWII. The high-energy day of activities and treats was about personal connections and appreciation.

“We do this to express our gratitude to members of our military forces for all they have done to make our country what it is,” said CEO Gary Crisp. “It gives us such joy to greet the young Marines as they get off the buses and to see them laughing, singing, dancing, eating, playing games, and enjoying the day together. I especially love seeing the older veterans – some from WWII – sharing their stories with the young recruits. It’s an honor to bring them all together in a day meant to be fun for them.”

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Photos by Barbara McMurray

(L-R) Carter Crisp, Gary Crisp and Vietnam Veteran Manny Montanez

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USC Spirit Leaders energized the attendees at the Super Bowl Party

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Gary Crisp greeting the Camp Pendleton Marines as they get off the six buses and arrive at the blow-out party

As they watched the Kansas City Chiefs beat the San Francisco Forty-Niners on seven jumbo flat-screen TVs, guests were treated to prime rib, pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks. Guests had the chance to arm-wrestle, smoke cigars, play video games, ping pong, cornhole, and Las Vegas-style games of chance. In addition, were invited to meet professional athletes, cruise the harbor on yachts and electric boats, or take a limousine to the Wedge in Newport. Marines were pampered with therapeutic massages, chiropractic adjustments and haircuts. Entertainment was nonstop: The USC Marching Band, dancing Spirit Leaders from USC, bands that played surf music, blues and jazz, famed rappers Kurupt and Obie Trice, deejay Salam Wreck, a raucous lucha libre Mexican-style wrestling show, along with a magician. As guests departed with thousands of dollars’ worth of cash and raffle prizes, Polynesian fire dancers performed, twirling flaming batons.

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USC Marching Band and Spirit Leaders inside the large tent where the Lucha Libre wrestling show took place

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Dancers on the harborside patio getting their groove on to The Don Ross Band

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On the mic, the wildly popular rapper Kurupt of Tha Dogg Pound (sic) fame, with Obie Trice and deejay Salam Wreck

The event benefited the Dana Point 5th Marine Regiment Support Group, whose mission is to provide support and outreach to the 5th MAR Marines and Sailors deployed from and stationed at Camp Pendleton and to their families.

Crisp Imaging, Inc. is the West Coast’s premier independent digital printer for construction, real estate, facilities management, education, healthcare, corporate and other industries. Established in 2001, Crisp Imaging has 25 locations to support clients from Seattle to San Diego, offering reprographics, marketing materials, display graphics, PPE, scanning, archiving, document management, and on-site services. For more information, visit www.crispimg.com.

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