team dark horse

laguna hills' support group for marine battalion 3/5

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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 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.

Many thanks to the organizations and businesses that help us throughout the year.  We honor them for honoring our Marines, and hope you give your thanks whenever you visit: 



  • Heidelberg Pastry Shop
  • Big Bad Wolfe Ironworks
  • Nellie Gail Homeowners Association
  • Florence Sylvester Community Center
  • Laguna Hills Mall
  • City of Laguna Hills (Community Center and City Hall
  • Hills' Angels
  • SDG&E
  • Masco
  • Vons

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

learn more

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

NPR piece on the Sangin Deployment:  npr.org/afghan-hell-on-earth-for-darkhorse-marines

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

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Support TDH with your Ralphs Rewards Card!

So easy to do!  Whenever you shop at Ralphs, you can support Team Dark Horse by registering your Ralphs card online at ralphs.com.  All the information you need is

We're Still Looking for a Few Good Sponsors


TDH is accepting sponsorship donations to make Showcase for Valor a successful fund-raiser for our Life Line Fund.  Join these fine organizations and individuals who have so generously contributed.


  • AL Vineyard Construction, Inc.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Jordan Bennett
  • Randy & Mav Bressette
  • Gillespie-Kon Family
  • Heiskell-Cleaves Family
  • Martin Lock & Safe Co.
  • Mutual of America
  • Lucy & Mike Peak
  • Dave & Karen Robbins
  • Rutan & Tucker, LLP
  • Deirdre & Alan Spalding




Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and mingle with neighbors, musicians and Marines at our first event fundraiser – SHOWCASE FOR VALOR!

DATE:  Saturday, May 23, 2015
TIME:  6:00 PM Dinner
            7:00 PM Showcase
WHERE:  Gallup Park (Nellie Gail Road & Gallup Dr.)

Bring your appetites for classic Memorial Day fare!  Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be provided by the Wives of 3/5 who will be raising funds to ensure each Marine is able to attend the annual Marine Birthday Ball.

The entertainment portion of the evening will be provided by professional and semi-professional musicians, from an 11-year old guitar virtuoso to a Marine sniper turned country singer.  The line-up of talent is perfect for the entire family, and all entertainers are looking forward to helping our cause - the Life Line Fund.

Team Dark Horse's Life Line Fund helps 3/5 Marines with everything from emergency travel expenses to assistance with the Marines' participation in Wounded Warrior Games.  This year our goal is to build up that Life Line Fund so that we can assist every Marine in Need.  And, that’s how you can give some.

ready set, memorial day!

Memorial Day is almost here! a We are excited because this is our biggest event of the year.  Laguna Hills and Team Dark Horse are getting ready for the Big Day and invite you to join us.  The City has dedicated the races to Dark Horse - 3/5 Marines - and a portion of each registration fee goes to support our adopted Marines.


The day starts out early for all the races.  Be at the Laguna Hills Mall to run, or to cheer on the runners.  Register for the races here.  You can go the distance - a half marathon at 13 miles, or try the 5k Walk-Run.  There's even an event for the kids.


Once you arrive at the finish line, enjoy visiting all the vendors who will be participating.  Team Dark Horse will have a booth, and be sure to visit our Memorial Booth honoring the  25 Fallen


Last year Team Dark Horse reached out to the community in our Banners Up! campaign.  You helped us achieve our goal of honoring the 25 Fallen with banners along the Memorial Day race route.  Each of the 25 banners feature one of the 3/5 Marines who were killed during the Sangin deployment just over four years ago.  The banners are currently on display, and will fly until after the Fourth of July.  Take your family for a stroll along Paseo de Valencia and Alicia Parkway and take time to read about each of these fine young men.

Introduce yourself to our 2015 Grand Marshall, Marcus Chischilly.  He and his family are looking forward to participating and to meeting TDH fans.


The Los Angeles Emerald Society will be here, ushering in the race winners and Marchs with their bagpipes.  So much activity, so much fun!

Thank you SDG&E for the generous grant in support of “programs and services of the fallen, spouses and children.”  We are honored to have been selected!