team dark horse

laguna hills' support group for marine battalion 3/5

We've been busy!

coming up

operation sweet tooth

These 3/5 Marines are celebrating the wrap-up of their six-week training in 29 Palms.  Or is that a major sugar high we see?  Lt Col Rice planned a "Warrior Night" which included  a big steak dinner, and asked TDH to provide dessert.  Event Coordinator, Teresa Bonutto, issued a call to arms for "Operation Sweet Tooth."

Christmas Party for Marines & Families

TDH members, Teresa Bonutto,Cathy Koperek and Karen Robbins (above) joined other TDH elves to put on a Christmas party for 3/5 Marines and their families.  A helicopter hangar was transformed into a winter wonderland as about 1,000 Marines, many with spouses and children in tow, met up with Santa.  Proof of a successful Toy Drive was the smiles on those kids' faces.

be part of us!

oo-rah corner

So many ways to give

Team Dark Horse is a 501(c)(3)non-profit (ID # 27-4526336).  We run a tight ship, so please know that almost 100% of your donations will go directly to the support of Marine Battalion 3/5 and its families.

We have many volunteer opportunities!  Click here for more info.

There are businesses and organizations we would especially like to thank for their participation in the 2013 Toy Drive.  Show them your support!

  • Behr Paints
  • Farmer & Merchant's Bank
  • Heidelberg Pastry Shop
  • Laguna Hills Mall
  • Players' Sports Grill
  • Nellie Gail Home Owners' Association
  • Laguna Hills High School
  • Baker, Knapp & Tubbs Furniture Store
  • Florence Sylvester Senior Center

If your business is interested in participating with TDH in any way, please contact us at info@teamdarkhorse.org.

May  26

Annual Memorial Day Half Marathon - our BIG event!  Find out more.

banners up!

cAMPAIGN uNDERWAY TO HONOR 3/5 FALLEN

Team Dark Horse Is raising funds  to cover costs for 25 Memorial Banners, one for each fallen Marine from the 2010 Sangin, Afghanistan deployment.  The banners, featuring photos selected by Gold Star families, will be hung on light standards lining city streets on which the Memorial Day Half-Marathon, 5- and 10-K race will be run.  The banners will remain in place through July 4.






run with dark horse

On your marks, get set, GO!  This Memorial Day, run with the Marines of 3/5 – aka Dark Horse.  Or, show your colors by sponsoring a Marine.  This is a great way to participate – for more info…

Last year, over 100 Marines joined hundreds of others in this popular annual event.  Run the trails and roads of Laguna Hills in a Half Marathon, 5k Run/Walk, 10K Run/Walk and a ½ Mile Kids’ Run. 

This year, the 3/5 will be deployed, but we are expecting many of their families to participate – watch out for those Stroller Warriors!

Join the fun at the Finish Line, where you can congratulate all the runners, and then visit booths featuring all sorts of vendors and sponsors.  One of the most popular exhibits is the one the Marines set up.  They invite you (and especially the kids) to climb aboard a Humvee, check out their weapons and gear, and even get your face painted in camouflage.

SPONSOR A BANNER

YOU CAN HONOR THESE FALLEN MARINES BY DONATING TO THE BANNER FUND. FEEL A SENSE OF HONOR AND GRATITUDE EVERY TIME YOU DRIVE PAST "YOUR" MARINE.  INDIVIDUALS AND BUSINESSES CAN MAKE THIS HAPPEN IN TIME FOR THE HALF MARATHON IN MAY WHEN SOME GOLD STAR FAMILIES WILL BE IN LAGUNA HILLS FOR THE RACE.  CHECK OUT THE TIERED SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM!

learn more

3rd Battalion, 5th Marine, 1st Division - official USMC site:  1stmardiv.marines.mil/Units/5THMARINE

NPR piece on the Sangin Deployment:  npr.org/2011/10/31/141724272/an-afghan-hell-on-earth-for-darkhorse-marines

501(C)(3) ID# 27-4526336

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