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Every September Team Darkhorse Event Coordinator, Teresa Bonutto, coordinates a drive to collect donated ball gowns for the "Say Yes to the Dress" event held at Camp Pendleton. The result is that wives and girlfriends of 3/5 Marines who were invited to shop at the event have a wide selection of styles and sizes from which to choose.
The annual Marine Corps Birthday Ball celebrates the establishment of the Continental Marines on that date in 1775. It is an event steeped in tradition. Marines of all ranks are invited and encouraged to attend. The Birthday Ball Gown Exchange ensures that Marines wives or girlfriends will have an appropriate dresses, shoes and accessories for the gala event.