MCCS Events

MCCS Happenings 
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
Turkey Trot
20 November 2020

Friday, 20 November 2020 was a celebration of health, as individuals competed in the annual Turkey Trot.

The winners in each division were awarded turkeys provided by the race sponsors, Moss Creek Marines.

Photos by: Sarhi Wiggins | Story by: Sarhi Wiggins
Marine Corps Marathon Takes on the Lowcountry
25 October 2020

Over 150 runners showed up bright and early Sunday morning to compete in the Marine Corps Marathon Takes on the Lowcountry.

Marathon runners took off before the sun came up to start their 26.2 mile journey around Parris Island. The half marathon started shortly after that, followed by the marathon relay of eight 3.275 mile loops. Congratulations to the top runners:

Male Marathon Winners:
1st – Raniro Serna – 3:31:58
2nd – Dean Clark – 3:40:52
3rd – Jerry Navarro – 3:54:38

Female Marathon Winners:
1st – Shanley Banaag – 4:20:45
2nd – Gricelda Eddwards – 4:27:25
3rd – Kristen Perales – 4:42:51

Male Half-Marathon Winners:
1st – Jonathan Kosgey – 1:07:33
2nd – Brandon Vasher – 1:19:19
3rd – Michael McPherson – 1:22:30

Female Half-Marathon Winners:
1st – Jordan Brown – 1:48:45
2nd – Amber Haddix – 1:52:09
3rd – Dominiq Craig – 1:55:22

Marines from MCAS Beaufort and MCRD Parris Island were invited to compete in the marathon relay to win funds for their unit. Congratulations to the winning units:

MCAS
1st – MWSD-273
2nd – H&HS Supply
3rd – CLC 23

MCRD
1st – DI School
2nd – Support Battalion
3rd – 6th Marine Corps Recruiting District

Photos by: Courtney Bethel | Story by: Courtney Bethel
1st Annual Pet Halloween Costume & Trick Contest
24 October 2020

The four legged super heroes, garden gnomes, dragons, and house elves came out to show off their best costumes and do a couple tricks in exchange for treats and gift cards.

Winners of the costume contest were 1st place: Falco as Baby Yoda, 2nd place: Teddy as a Hotdog, and 3rd place: Sage as Wonder Woman Wiggle Bottom. There was fantastic talent amongst the pups performing tricks. The winners were 1st:Pensie, 2nd: Luna and 3rd: Danaris. The participants sniffed, licked, made friends and got lots of belly rubs and treats.

Photos by: Sarhi Wiggins | Story by: Sarhi Wiggins
MCAS Beaufort Harvest Festival
22 October 2020

It was an evening of food, fun, music, hay rides, K-9 demonstrations, and games.

The witches, goblins, super heroes, princesses, and so many more were out to share a trick or play a game and get a treat.

Photos by: Sarhi Wiggins | Story by: Sarhi Wiggins
Dunk Free & Three Contest
16 October 2020

Behavioral Health hosted their Dunk Contest this past week, in honor of Substance Abuse Prevention Month.

Multiple stations were available to better educate the Marines and Sailors about living a drug and alcohol free life. Stations included information and onsite representatives for the Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program, the Drug Demand Reduction Program, Community Counseling and many more.

The first round of the competition challenged contestants to shoot up to 30 free throws within 90 seconds. The second round continued with contestants shooting up to 30 3-pointers within 90 seconds. The competition concluded with a slam dunk contest that was enjoyed by all.

Photos by: Courtney Bethel | Story by: Courtney Bethel