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Photos: A Super Bowl Party to Remember

The Crisp Family's annual Newport Beach event supports the Marines

The crowd welcomes the Marines.

The Eighth Annual Crisp Family Super Bowl Event at Newport Beach American Legion Post 291 honored the 5th Marine Brigade from Camp Pendleton.

About 200 Marines walked through a giant American Eagle tunnel and were greeted by supporters, well wishers and the San Diego Charger cheerleaders.

Hosted by Julie and Gary Crisp and their staff at C2 Reprographics, the party activities included harbor cruises, non-stop barbeque, a cigar bar, massages, manicures, a mechanical bull, arm wrestling. Radiant Hot Yoga instructors put volunteer Marines through a workout that most admitted was tougher than their Marine workouts.

The USC Marching Band saluted the armed forces and attending World War II Veterans. Music was provided by Praizum Choir led by Lorenzo Johnson and  The Makers rock and roll band. Comedian James P. Connolly, an ex Marine, provided his uproarious perspective on civilian and Marine life. At game time, giant screen televisions throughout the Post provided everyone a good view of the Broncos thrashing the Panthers. 

While partying was the main activity, Gary and Julie Crisp  demonstrated their  serious support for the Marines when they presented a check for $20,000 to Terry Rifkin for the Dana Point 5th Marine Brigade Support Group.


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