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Gunnery Sgt. Maurice Bease, Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron squadron gunnery sergeant, sits in anticipation on a dunk tank while participating in a unit fundraising event at the squadron headquarters, Feb. 27. The event raised more than $300 for their 2013 Marine Corps Ball.

Photo by Cpl. Rubin J. Tan

H&HS fundraises for Marine Corps Ball

8 Mar 2013 | Cpl. Rubin Tan

Headquarters and Head­quarters Squadron hosted a unit fundraising event for the 2013 Marine Corps Ball, Feb. 27.

A dunk tank was present at the fundraising, giving participants a chance to dunk H&HS leadership. Lunch was also sold for $5 consisting of two hotdogs, chips and a drink.

“Fundraising helps re­duce the cost of ball tick­ets allowing Marines and attendants an opportunity to enjoy themselves with­out having to worry too much about price,” said Lisa Montanez, H&HS family readiness officer and Philadelphia native.

The 2013 H&HS Marine Corps Ball will be held at the Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa in Novem­ber.

“Events like these have a positive influence on Ma­rines because it improves morale while giving ev­eryone a chance to get away from the working environment and support a good cause,” said Bease, a native of Baltimore.

This month the unit has raised more than $1,500 from the dunk tank and lunch event.

On April 6, H&HS is slated to host a unit Casi­no Night at the Sanctuary Golf Course on Cat Island. The event will include craps, roulette, blackjack and poker for all H&HS Marines, sailors and ci­vilian Marines. Childcare will be provided.

This year, the unit’s goal is to raise $30,000 in sup­port of their Marine Corps Ball.

For more information on H&HS unit events or volunteer opportunities contact Lisa Montanez, H&HS family readiness of­ficer, at 228-7663. Unit an­nouncements, photos and videos, news, links, an­swers to frequently asked questions, surveys and up­coming events can also be found at emarine.org.