MCCS Events

MCCS Happenings 
Obstacle Opener
22 July 2021

Earlier this morning, MCAS Marine Corps Family Team Building hosted their first Obstacle Opener event! Families showed up bright and early to get signed in.

Children 4 and under kicked things off with a small version of the relay. They started with hopscotch and climbing through hula-hoops, and finished with sinking a ball through the basketball hoop. From there they were able to run the course again, or enjoy the bounce houses and coloring activities. Children 5 and older got to run the full relay. Starting with a ladder run and stilts, they were guided through the various challenges. They raced around cones, crawled under wires, and bounced back to the start. In this relay-style competition, children completed one portion of the race, then they tagged the next teammate to run! They kept going until all children finished the race.

Make sure you check out our events calendar for more upcoming events!

Photos by: Courtney Bethel | Story by: Courtney Bethel

Grillin’ with Chef Dave
14 July 2021

This past Wednesday, MCAS Marine Corps Family Team Building hosted an educational event at Afterburners to teach home cooks how to grill “more than just burgers and hotdogs”.

Chef David Arena, from The Officer’s Club, demonstrated how to cook an entire meal on a grill. The menu included; Bruschetta with grilled French bread, NY Strip steaks, jerk chicken with grilled pineapple, grilled vegetables and potatoes. To finish it off, he demonstrated a simple dessert of grilled peaches and ice cream. Participants observed the cooking process and were able to ask questions about the various techniques, all while enjoying the delicious meal.

Make sure you check out our events calendar for more upcoming events!

Photos by: Morgan Stuard | Story by: Morgan Stuard

Youth Sub Run
10 July 2021

This past weekend, children of all ages gathered at the Parris Island Pool to participate in the Youth Sub Run.

Children ran in one of 4 races and finished with a 25-250 meter swim. All children received a swim bag with a t-shirt and goggles.

Make sure you check out our events calendar for more upcoming events!

Photos by: Courtney Bethel | Story by: Courtney Bethel

Freedom Fest
1 July 2021

Last night, MCCS hosted our first annual Freedom Festival on Parris Island! Families and friends enjoyed free food, the Parris Island Band, carnival rides, a car show, and much more!

The Ferris wheel, swing ride, and spinning strawberries were the highlight of the event for younger military dependents. Sponsors and MCCS programs were also available to provide information and answer questions.

To our amazing sponsors: ServPro, Don Ryan, Victory Base, Finance of America, Parris Island Heritage Foundation, Navy Federal Credit Union, Lockheed Martin, Moss & Hatchet, Coastal Dentistry, USAA, and Centex, thank you for helping us provide a memorable event for active duty personnel and their families!

Photos by: Courtney Bethel | Story by: Courtney Bethel

Bunco!
24 June 2021

Are you looking for something new and fun to do with friends or loved ones?

Maybe need an idea for date night? Check out some of the classes that MCFTB has to offer! This past week they hosted Bunco at 32˚N 80˚W Brewpub. It was a great night full of fun and laughter, as new friendships were made.

Make sure you check out our events calendar for more upcoming events!

Photos by: Courtney Bethel | Story by: Courtney Bethel

Father’s Day Celebration
19 June 2021

This past weekend, MCCS South Carolina hosted their Father’s Day Celebration event outside of 32˚N 80˚W Brewpub!

Almost every family that attended walked away with one of our giveaways, if not two! There were games throughout the event, and a giant obstacle course bounce house for the kids, and kids at heart! The library kicked off their Summer Reading Program during the event, and MCFTB MCAS had a station set up to provide information and resources to parents.

Make sure you check out our events calendar for more upcoming events!

Special thank you to Catch Co for helping sponsor this event.

Photos by: Courtney Bethel | Story by: Courtney Bethel

Troops Direct Snack & Drink Donation to the Units
20 May 2021

Marine and Sailors from MCAS Beaufort and MCRD Parris Island showed up, at Outdoor Recreation, in large numbers Thursday morning to load up trucks with various snacks and drinks for their units.

The snacks, which ranged from granola bars to sunflower seeds, and drinks including muscle milk and propel water by the caseloads, were part of an incredibly generous donation made by Troops Direct. Established in 2010, Troops Direct has been supplying semi-truck loads of items to Active Duty for 10+ years.

The first such delivery of this magnitude, it was met with great enthusiasm and appreciation by every unit that attended. Many Marines commented that this was well above and beyond their expectations and that they were relieved to be able to provide these items to every member of their unit.

We want to give a huge shout out to Troops Direct for providing drinks and snacks to our Active Duty and event patrons! We are overwhelmed with gratitude for your support of our military community in Beaufort. Thank you for all that you do!

Photos by: Morgan Stuard | Story by: Morgan Stuard

Unit PT
23 April 2021

Not sure what to do for your Unit PT? Contact Semper Fit! They will set up a whole outdoor workout for your unit to participate in.

In 2 minute intervals, Marines will rotate throughout the different stations, from mountain climbers to kettlebells, rope climbing to flipping tires, weightlifting to suicide runs, they have it all and much more!

Schedule your Unit PT today by calling 843-228-7767.

Photos by: Courtney Bethel | Story by: Courtney Bethel

Glam-O-Rama Beauty Makeover Giveaway!
8 April 2021

MCCS South Carolina teamed up with our 4th Battalion Hair Salon and Parris Island Food Court and MCX to provide a day of fun, laughter, and of course GLAM for our two lucky winners, Anna and Isa.

Isa and Anna got to choose whatever they wanted done to their hair (cut, colored and styled), as well as having their makeup done by professional makeup artist Kathleen Anne Artistry. After their makeup and hair was finished, they were escorted to the Parris Island MCX where they each got to go on a mini shopping spree, and walked away with two new outfits!

“I felt so happy during this and I’m walking away feeling beautiful and glammed up!” one of our winners said. “The whole prize package and team was just so much more than I expected.” Make sure to follow us on facebook to see what other giveaways we have going on!

Photos by: Courtney Bethel | Story by: Courtney Bethel

Eggstravaganza
3 April 2021

Last weekend the Parris Island MCX and MCFTB Parris Island hosted their Eggstravaganza event!

The MCRD Fire Department and various different resource vendors lined the parking lot with activities for the kids, including a face painting station! There were three separate egg hunts for the various ages, as well as an adult Easter egg hunt within the MCX, and a place to get photos with the Easter Bunny! The MCRD Parris Island Band provided entertainment while the Egglympics Unit Competition took place.

It was an amazing event with an even better turnout! Make sure to follow us on Facebook to see what events are coming up! Special thank you to our event sponsors: Finance of America Mortgage, Shadow Moss by Centex and Atlantic Marine Corps Communities.

Photos by: Courtney Bethel | Story by: Courtney Bethel