Costa Mesa Company’s Super Bowl Party for Marines & Veterans is a Hit

Veterans Day2We’re happy to run this press release on C2 Imaging’s 7th annual Super Bowl party for Marines and Veteran’s held last week.  The Costa Mesa company’s event raises funds to help military stationed at Camp Pendleton.


Gary and Julie Crisp, owners of Costa Mesa-based C2 Imaging, threw their seventh annual game day party for 400 members of the military at American Legion Post 291 in Newport Beach. One hundred sixty-two Marines from the 5th Regiment at Camp Pendleton were bused to the party, and about 250 veterans of wars dating back to WWII came for the fun, football, and personal connections. Three World War II veterans were in attendance: Bill Bowermaster of Huntington Beach with his wife Greta, Paul Camerzell of Newport Beach, with Betty, his wife, and Ted Marinos of Costa Mesa.

Terry Rifkin, president of the Dana Point 5th Marine Regiment Support Group, and Pete Hammer, its chairman, accepted a $12,000 donation raised by the Crisp family. The nonprofit provides assistance and outreach services to 5th Marine Regiment soldiers and sailors stationed at Camp Pendleton and their families.

“We are so pleased to be able to give these heroes a day of pure fun and carefree play,” said C2 Imaging CEO Gary Crisp. “For me, this is is really a spiritual day, to bring everyone together to enjoy fellowship and share stories. It’s our humble honor to recognize the service and sacrifice of our military men and women.”

In addition to viewing the big game on five jumbo flat-screen TVs, guests were treated to steaks, chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks, desserts, and cigars, and offered ping pong, boxing, mechanical bull-riding, manicures, cruises on five Lear electric boats, raffle prizes, manicures, barber services, and massages. Clippers dance team cheerleaders signed posters and posed with Marines. Greeting guests and signing autographs were sports stars Dain Blanton, 2000 Olympic beach volleyball gold medalist, Keith Erickson, who played for the Lakers, Phoenix Suns, and Chicago Bulls, John Vallely, former UCLA Bruin under Coach John Wooden and former Atlanta Hawks and Houston Rockets player, and Mexican-American pro boxer and former WBC super welterweight division champion Mia Rosales St. John.

Live music rocked the venue throughout the day, starting with the high-stepping USC Marching Band, Eagles tribute band Desperado, and keyboardist-singer Martin Gerschwitz, who played for the iconic Iron Butterfly and The New Animals.

Event sponsors included Hensel Phelps Construction Company, Tangram, Hire A Patriot, McCarthy, Godes & Preis LLP, Coca-Cola, Clark Construction, McCarthy, EG Montanez Construction, Inc., Radiant Hot Yoga, Ventura Foods, LLC,, Pathway Communications Ltd., DeLillo Chevrolet, Morrow Meadows Electric, McParlane & Associates, Inc., Bill & Greta Bowermaster, Architects Orange, Wilhelm Development. Brian Cronin, M. Wall Engineering, Masonry Concepts, Inc., CA Sheet Metal, SCI Engineers, C2 REM, KTGY, Ray Crisp, Jim Crisp, Brian Cronin, Bill & Cindy Milligan, Harry Mark Hunsicker, National Demolition Contractors, CP Contractors, Vic Chiono, Sassco, Audio Images, Coastal Imaging, RD Olson, Dynalectric, Paul Folino, and Daum Commercial Real Estate Services. After the event, each partygoer received a souvenir printed photo book and DVD to share with family and friends, compliments of C2 Imaging.