The city of Laguna Hills donated funds to cover the cost of incorporation and initial administrative expenses. Additionally the city has donated funds following the annual Memorial Day races which are designated in honor of the Darkhorse Battalion. 

California Pizza Kitchen, Laguna Hills Mall has sponsored fund raisers and assisted with gift cards to be given to active duty personnel and veterans.

Team Darkhorse could not accomplish its mission without the generous support of many corporations, businesses and private citizens.  Below is a list of some of our sponsors who have made significant donations in the past or who continue to provide support on an ongoing basis. If you or your company have an interest in supporting our efforts, you can be assured that your donations and support will be used prudently and greatly appreciated by the Darkhorse Battalion and their families. For information about supporting us, fill out the contact form or email  

Since 2013, the Surf and Sand Resort in Laguna Beach has offered complimentary ocean front suites to our Memorial Day Grand Marshals and .other wounded warriors. In the photo on the left Amy McLimore and Emily Jensen are presenting Macus Chischilly, 2015 Grand Marshall, with a symbolic key to the resort. 

           ​BANNERS OF THE 25 FALLEN

                              Platinum Level

* Shirley and Evan Gost                        * The Robbins Family

* The Litfin Family                                 *  Debra Corley

* Jean and Mike Bland                          *  Mary and Dick Nagel

* Lucy and Mike Peak                           *  Marion L. Schwartz

* Desert Warrior Products                    *  Jerry LaMott

* Cox Communications Employees: Hentschel, Brandon, Smith,

   Yovanovich, McKern and Cornell 

                                           Gold Level

* Mav and Randall Bressette               *  Maura Chippendale

* Brandie Vernille                                 *  Deirdre McNamara

* Kim and John Howard                      *  Theresa and John Bonutto

* John Anderson                                  *  Scott Ulrich

* Total Property Management             *  Martin Lock & Safe Co.

* Florence Sylvester Senior Center

                                          Silver Level

* Mike and Norma Lanners                 *  Tom McCarthy

                                          Bronze Level

* Joseph Zappia                                  *  Loralee Corbino

                                   * Jeanette Takacs  

                  SHOWCASE FOR VALOR 2015

                  Inaugural annual sponsors

*Mike and Lucy Peak                               *  Deidre and Alan Spalding

AL Vineyards Construction                   *  Jordan and Kayleigh Bennett

* Noel and Diane Ryan                             *  Cindy Cannor

* Vanessa Kon/PPG Industries Foundation 

                             Event Sponsors     

* Rutan and Tucker                                     *  Mutual of America

* Michelle R. Grayden PhD                     *  Cecil and Pamela Fraser

* JC Grinding Inc.                       

             SHOWCASE FOR VALOR 2016

             See Showcase for Valor page    


Vons employee outreach fund granted Team Darkhorse $1,500 towards the purchase of pavers used in the Memorial Deck project.


The law firm of Salamirad, Morrow, Tripane and Dunn LLC has contributed funds to sponsor Welcome Home events.

​The Nellie Gail Ranch Owners Association continually provides support for Team Darkhorse, by sponsoring the Showcase for Valor Fund Raising Concert and filling the toy collection boxes each year for the Holiday party for Marine families..

The law firm of Rutan and Tucker LLC is an annual contributor to the Showcase For Valor Concert.

Ralphs Community Rewards  program contributes funds based upon Ralphs Club Members who have linked their membership to Team Darkhorse..

Laguna Hills Team Darkhorse Copyright 2016. Privacy policy

Team Darkhorse is a 501(c)(3) organization (ID#27-4526336).

Organization legal name: 3rd Battalion 5th Regiment 1st Division Marines Support Committee doing business as Laguna Hills Team Darkhorse.

Mailing address: 25462 Nellie Gail Rd, Laguna Hills, CA 92653


Associations of building materials, Hoo Hoo of Southern California and the Lumber Association of California and Nevada have contributed to Team Darkhorse's efforts to support wounded warriors.

Bernie Wolfe of Big Bad Wolfe Ironworks created the concept of the Showcase for Valor Fund Raising Concert and coordinates and directs the musical talent for the annual show.

Masco Corporation granted Team Darkhorse $2,500 to complete landscaping around the Memorial Deck.

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

laguna hills' support group for marine battalion 3/5

The Heidelberg Pastry Shop continuously collects diaper donations for our Darkhorse Battalion families. Additionally, Team Darkhorse always can rely on the Heidelberg Pastry Shop to provide custom decorated cakes and gourmet pastries for special occasions.   

San Diego Gas and Electric has provided annual grants which allow Team Darkhorse to assist Marines and their families who are experiencing in emergencies or financial difficulties. In the photo on the left, Duane Cave of SDGE is presenting Team Darkhorse with a $5,000 grant.

Cycle Bar in Laguna Hills has sponsored fund raising group cycle events.

The Orange County Woodworkers Association continually provides beautifully crafted pens, boxes and toys for distribution to Darkhorse Battalion Marines, Sailors and their families. 

Since 2013, Ashley Furniture has granted gift certificates for living room and bedroom furniture to Wounded Warriors serving as Grand Marshall of Memorial Day races. In the photo on the left, Ashley manager, Karim Nairooz, is presenting Cpl. Carlos Garcia, 2014 Grand Marshall, with the gift certificate.  .

sponsors & contributors for various events