The Orange County Collector Car and Motorcycle WeekTM, featuring the celebrated Dana Point Concours d’Elegance®, is revving up its engines to support three extremely deserving groups of Marine Corps charities including Semper Fi Fund, MARSOC (U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command) Foundation and the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation. Each charity will receive a portion of the proceeds raised during the week-long automotive celebration held June 21-23, 2013, adjacent to the acclaimed St. Regis Monarch Beach resort.
The celebration will also include an exclusive tour of Camp Pendleton, the Corps’s largest West Coast expeditionary training facility. The tour will leave the St. Regis Monarch Beach and follow the historic Basilone Road, which is not open to civilian traffic, and wind its way through the 125,000 acre training facility and end at Camp Pendleton. At the base camp, tour members will be treated to a full-day of activities including a rare opportunity to cruise through the base, enjoy lunch at the School of Infantry (SOI – West) mess hall, and end the day with a private dining experience at the respected Pacific Views Event Center.
More about the charities:
Semper Fi Fund: The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund (SFF) provides immediate financial support for injured and critically ill members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, the Semper Fi Fund gives financial relief to post 9/11 service members for hospitalization and recovery requirements, as well as assistance for those with long term perpetuating needs. The Semper Fi Fund acts quickly in a service member’s greatest time of need with a 24 to 72 hour response time for resources. Since establishing the organization in 2004, the Semper Fi Fund team has issued more than 55,000 grants totaling $72 million to more than 9,100 of our heroes and their families.
MARSOC Foundation: The MARSOC Foundation was established in 2011 to provide benevolent support to active duty and medically retired MARSOC personnel and their families, as well as to the families of Marines who lost their lives in service to the United States of America. Today, MARSOC is deployed in more than 40 countries around the world, and the Foundation aims to meet the needs unmet by the government with an emphasis on building personal and family resiliency and supporting the full reintegration of MARSOC Marines and Sailors following wounds, injuries and extended deployments. To date, the foundation has delivered over $81,000 in assistance to MARSOC personnel and their families.
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation: The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation provides scholarships to the children of Marine and Navy Corpsmen attending accredited community colleges, universities, and vocational/technical institutions, with particular attention given to those with a parent who was killed or wounded in action, or who have demonstrated financial need. The Scholarship Foundation is the nation’s oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to military children, having awarded more than 30,000 scholarships valued at over $75 million since 1962.
To purchase tickets for the week’s events – including the Rallye Basilone Historic Tour – please visit www.danapointconcours.org. Event information can also be found on Facebook and Twitter (@DPointConcours).
Complimentary tickets to Sunday’s Concours are available to active military and DOD personnel, as well as $15 tickets for their family.
Please join us as we honor those in the armed forces and their families at Southern California’s premier automotive and motorcycle event!