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2017 Marines Birthday


Thanks for making this year's event our biggest ever!

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2017 Marines Birthday


Thanks for making this year's event our biggest ever!

More Special Guests Just Announced!

Happy to welcome back Shannon Ihrke for this year's celebration.  Shannon has been instrumental in growing the birthday attendance every year.  And even though she's not in Chicago anymore, she had to come back! Thanks, Shannon!

For those of you that are fans of Barstool Sports and the Zero Blog Thirty podcast, we are welcoming Uncle Chaps to this year's party!  Chaps is retired Marine Gunnery Sergeant and Purple Heart recipient. He's also a funny mf'er and handsome as hell.

Share the birthday!  The more people, the larger the donation to Semper Fi Fund and Fisher House Chicago!

 Drink like Smedley Butler...   

Drink like Smedley Butler...

 

Wristbands?  We don't need no stinkin' wristbands!

DRINK LIKE THE OLD CORPS!  SHAVE LIKE A MAN!  USE AS AN IMPROVISED E-TOOL!

Instead of wristbands and challenge coins, each guest will receive one commemorative canteen cup with your donation to the Chicago Marine Corps Birthday Celebration!  

You must attend the celebration on November 10 to receive your cup!  Not responsible for you losing your cup. 


2017 Sponsors


2017 Sponsors


The 2017 Chicago Marines Birthday Celebration wouldn't be possible without the generosity of our sponsors!  Please support them year round!  

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Corona Extra


 

Thanks to Constellation Brands for donating Corona, Corona Light, and Modelo Especial for your enjoyment!  Find your beach and ATTACK, ATTACK, ATTACK!

Corona Extra


 

Thanks to Constellation Brands for donating Corona, Corona Light, and Modelo Especial for your enjoyment!  Find your beach and ATTACK, ATTACK, ATTACK!

For the third year, Constellation Brands is donating world famous Corona, Corona Light, and Modelo Especial for your enjoyment.  

 

Corona Extra

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DS Arms


DS Arms from Lake Barrington, IL graciously donated the custom-made AR-15 we are raffling off.  Great weapons.  Great guys.  Support them.

DS Arms


DS Arms from Lake Barrington, IL graciously donated the custom-made AR-15 we are raffling off.  Great weapons.  Great guys.  Support them.

D.S. Arms or DSA as we are commonly known as was founded and issued an FFL by BATFE in 1987. D.S. Arms Inc. was incorporated in February 1992 in the State of Illinois and upgraded to class 07, 08 and 10 manufacturing and importing FFL’s

D.S. Arms Inc. manufactures the (ENTIRE) FN FAL 7.62mm rifle system in the United States utilizing new tooling, improved materials and modernized processes.

DSA FAL rifles are completely interchangeable with the original F.N. metric FAL. DSA also produces spare parts and proprietary accessories for the FAL. DSA is not just a partsset assembler like others, but actually fabricates every FAL part in house and through carefully selected qualified long term vendors. 

In addition DSA now produces the M16 series rifle and components which are supplied to OEM customers. DSA produces 80% of the parts for the M16 and uses no imported parts on production rifles unless a foreign made accessory is specified by the customer. As with the FAL, DSA is a true fabricator of the M16 type rifles. 

We have also produced components under contract for M2 .50 caliber, MAG58 and M203 40mm. Our company has experience in many areas of fabrication, design and prototyping. DSA is proud to provide U.S. based manufacturing jobs at a time when they are most needed. We have many new U.S. Made products in the works. 

DSA is a noted specialist in U.S. and foreign small arms weapon systems up to .50 caliber. DSA offers training to the end-user for operation, maintenance and armorers courses for FAL rifles. All NFA and DDTC rules apply.

We are grateful for your patronage and support and happy to serve you.

Sincerely,

Team DSA
 

DS Arms

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Gun Craft Beer


The proud home of beer lovers, patriots, firearms enthusiasts and freedom you can taste. From premium malts to Columbus, Simcoe, Mosaic hops and more, when you drink a Gun Craft Beer, you're getting premium flavor, from premium ingredients, brewed by premium Americans just like you. Stick around for awhile, check things out and as always, feel free to contact us. 

Gun Craft Beer


The proud home of beer lovers, patriots, firearms enthusiasts and freedom you can taste. From premium malts to Columbus, Simcoe, Mosaic hops and more, when you drink a Gun Craft Beer, you're getting premium flavor, from premium ingredients, brewed by premium Americans just like you. Stick around for awhile, check things out and as always, feel free to contact us. 

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Sobieski Vodka


Thanks to Patrick O'Reilly and Imperial Brands for the generous donation of Sobieski Vodka.  It's the vodka you should be drinking.  Not because of it's fancy bottle, but because it's great vodka for a great price.

 

Sobieski Vodka


Thanks to Patrick O'Reilly and Imperial Brands for the generous donation of Sobieski Vodka.  It's the vodka you should be drinking.  Not because of it's fancy bottle, but because it's great vodka for a great price.

 

Sobieski Vodka has an exceptional story that doesn’t need gimmicks. It begins in Poland’s rich Mazowse fields where the golden Dankowski Rye is harvested. This grain has been recognized for centuries for its distinctive character. Crystalline water from Oligocene springs contributes to the silky finish of this noble spirit. It is then continuously distilled, creating one of the purest and smoothest vodkas in the world.

Sobieski represents a careful blend of authenticity and modernity that enables us to meet the strict requirements of the Polish Product Origin Control System. In other words, making vodka in Poland, of Poland, is what’s required to call Sobieski true Polish Vodka. Or as you’d say it in Gdansk, Wódka Polska.

And while we feel your choice in vodka should be based on your liking it, not someone else’s opinion, Sobieski received a Gold Medal, 95-point "Exceptional" rating, and "Best Buy" award by the Beverage Testing Institute.


Sobieski Vodka

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'Merica Bourbon


A NEW SPONSOR! Thanks to Marine Captain Mike Clinton, VP of Sales & Marketing at    'Merica Bourbon for joining us our official bourbon sponsor!  Get a taste, get glass!

'Merica Bourbon


A NEW SPONSOR! Thanks to Marine Captain Mike Clinton, VP of Sales & Marketing at    'Merica Bourbon for joining us our official bourbon sponsor!  Get a taste, get glass!

CELEBRATE FREEDOM

Merica Bourbon was born from military veterans who wanted to share the great taste of bourbon and freedom.

It’s all about the flavor. This bourbon is meant to be shared with friends, on the rocks or neat, reminiscing on the good moments in life.

So pull up a chair and have a glass or three with us and let us celebrate freedom together. #celebratefreedom.

'Merica Bourbon

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The Famous Grouse


The Famous Grouse Scotch Whiskey returns as the official Scotch of the Chicago Marines.  Big thanks to Mark Zander from the Edrington Group for his continued support of the Marine Corps Birthday.  Try a Scotch Mule, the #1 drink in Scotland and for me!

The Famous Grouse


The Famous Grouse Scotch Whiskey returns as the official Scotch of the Chicago Marines.  Big thanks to Mark Zander from the Edrington Group for his continued support of the Marine Corps Birthday.  Try a Scotch Mule, the #1 drink in Scotland and for me!

FAMOUS FOR A REASON

 

Here at The Famous Grouse, we’re great believers in the idea that life’s not about seeking fame
– it’s about doing the right thing. If you focus on doing something well, fame will find you. 

This is a philosophy that’s been at the heart of our business since 1800. 
Our founder Matthew Gloag sought out the employees and suppliers with the perfect blend of skills and expertise. 
And it was these people who came together to create the Grouse brand. 
His vision was simple: to create the best quality blended whisky.

Over time, his brand grew in popularity and was eventually renamed “The Famous Grouse”. 
Today, we still have a firm foot in our origins. Things have evolved of course, but our guiding principles, 
our Four Fundamentals, and our way of doing business remain the same. We still bring together the finest grains, 
pure Scottish water and carefully seasoned sherry and bourbon casks
to create our uniquely rich, rounded and sweet whisky. 

A whisky Famous For A Reason the world over. 

The Famous Grouse