4th Annual Wounded Warrior Car Show to benefit Semper Fi Fund

August 12, 2011

Long Beach, CA On Sunday August 14, Semper Fi Fund supporter Mike Green is hosting one of Long Beach's favorite car events, the 4th Annual Wounded Warrior Car Show. This annual car show benefits the Semper Fi Fund.

Car clubs from around the state will motor to the Wyotech Campus in Long Beach to show off their Pre-1974 American cars and trucks as well as their tremendous support for our wounded. Clubs include The Bay City Rodders, Cruzin 50's South Bay, Early Birds and the Sultans. Read the rest of this entry »

Team Semper Fi participates in Santa Cruz Sprint Triathlon!

Team Semper Fi in the "Santa Cruz Sprint Triathlon"
August 11, 2011

Santa Cruz, CA — The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund will be sending 24 members from Team Semper Fi to take part in Santa Cruz Sprint Triathlon on Saturday, August 13. The team is made up of injured U.S. military Veterans and Active Duty athletes that will be coming from across America to participate in the event. Several of team members will be taking part in the ParaTriathlon and Physically Challenged Divisions of the Triathlon. Read the rest of this entry »

Wounded Warriors participate in inaugural Cutting Horse Classic!

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July 31, 2011

Nokesville, VA -- As a part of Semper Fi Fund's new Jinx McCain Horsemanship Program for Wounded Warriors, ten select wounded Marines from the Marine Corps' Wounded Warrior Regiment will be participating in the inaugural Wounded Warrior Cutting Horse Classic at the D & M Cattle Company in Nokesville, Virginia this week. Read the rest of this entry »

Specially adapted vehicle presented to injured Marine Corporal Todd Love

July 25, 2011
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Cpl Love in his new van!

Beltsville, MD — As a triple amputee, Marine Corporal (Cpl) Todd Love was not sure he would be able to drive again but now he is one step closer to overcoming that obstacle. This past week Cpl Love and his family were presented with a specially adapted vehicle by the Semper Fi Fund with coordination by Help for Our Heroes (HOMH).

Cpl Love states, "I'm very happy with the van and even more happy with HOMH and Semper Fi Fund for making it happen for me and being such good friends during the process." Read the rest of this entry »

The inaugural Fearless 5K run honors the life of Sgt. Joseph D. Caskey USMC!

July 1, 2011

Allison Park, PA – The first annual "Fearless 5K" Sgt. Joseph D. Caskey USMC Memorial Run/Walk will be held Saturday, July 2 to honor the fearless life of Sgt Joseph D. Caskey who was killed in 2010 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Read the rest of this entry »

2nd Annual Semper Fi 5K run to raise funds for injured service members!

July 1, 2011

Washington, DC – The 2nd Annual Semper Fi 5K Run/Walk will be held at Anacostia Park in Washington, DC on July 2nd. More than 600 runners will be running to raise funds for injured Marines, Sailors and their families. Proceeds from the run will be donated to the Semper Fi Fund. Read the rest of this entry »

2nd Annual 5k Freedom Run

July 1, 2011

Wake Forest, NC - The 2nd Annual 5k Freedom Run hosted by American Legion Post 187 Auxiliary will take place this Saturday, July 2. The race is a competitive and recreational run and walk to support veterans and active duty military. Proceeds from the run will benefit the Semper Fi Fund, Fisher House and veteran organizations. Read the rest of this entry »

The Semper Fi Fund surpasses $50 Million of assistance given to injured service members and their families!

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June 28, 2011

Camp Pendleton, CA – After recently celebrating its 7th anniversary, the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund is proud to announce that it has surpassed the $50 million mark in the financial assistance it has given to injured and critically ill servicemembers and their families. This historic achievement in the life of the Semper Fi Fund represents over 31,000 grants issued to more than 6,000 Marines, Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen, Coast Guardsmen and their families. Read the rest of this entry »

Miles for Marines run to honor all who have served in US Marine Corps!

June 24, 2011

Rockhill, SC - Miles For Marines will host their “Crucible 15K” and “Double-Time 5K” trail race this Saturday at the Westminster Park in Rock Hill, South Carolina. The run was set up in 2009 to honor of all who have served with the U.S. Marine Corps. There will also be a “Run for a Marine, 1 Mile” for children 10 years old and under. Children will have the opportunity to select from a list of injured Marines currently at Walter Reed Hospital and run a mile for them. Read the rest of this entry »

The Semper Fi Fund celebrates the launch of the Jinx McCain Warrior Riding Program in opening ceremony on Camp Pendleton!

June 21, 2011

Camp Pendleton, CA –On June 22, 2011 the Semper Fi Fund (SFF) will celebrate the launch of the new Jinx McCain Warrior Riding Program on Camp Pendleton with a BBQ and presentation. The Jinx McCain Warrior Riding Program is a new component of the Semper Fi Fund’s (SFF) Team Semper Fi (TSF). The riding program will provide horsemanship clinics to wounded service members and their families.

The program is being dedicated in memory of Col Jinx McCain, USMC. Jinx was a 4-time Purple Heart recipient from Iwo Jima, Korea, and Vietnam. While stationed at Camp Pendleton in the 1960’s Jinx would host trail rides for the amputees from Vietnam. His daughter still works at the Camp Pendleton stables and carries on his legacy. We are honored to host this event to recognize Jinx McCain’s service to our country and dedication for helping our nation’s wounded. The USMC Mounted Color Guard from Marine Corps Logistics Base, Barstow, California will be on hand for the ceremony.

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Semper Fi Fund to be highlighted and Missouri’s Corporal Justin McLoud to throw out first pitch at Cardinals’ game!

June 21, 2011

Saint Louis, MO -- The Semper Fi Fund (SFF) will be highlighted and Corporal Justin McLoud, USMC will be throwing out the first pitch, as part of the St. Louis Cardinals' opening ceremonies for their June 22, 2011 game against the Philadelphia Phillies. Also taking part in the ceremony will be Lance Corporal Tyler Huffman, USMC (wounded in action, paralyzed from waist-down) who will showcase his new, specially adapted Ford F-150 on the field, which was partially funded by the Semper Fi Fund. Corporal McLoud and Lance Corporal Huffman will greeted on the field by General and Mrs. James T. Conway (34th Commandant of the Marine Corps and SFF Board members), Cpl. Todd Nicely, USMC (wounded in action, quadruple amputee), and LCpl Mark Meirink, USMC (wounded in action, single amputee) and Lisa Holden (SFF Representative). General Conway and these injured Marines are all Missouri natives. Read the rest of this entry »

2nd Annual Wounded Warrior Half Marathon to benefit Semper Fi Fund

June 10, 2011

Irving, TX - The second annual Wounded Warrior Half Marathon event will be held Sunday, June 12, 2011 in Irving, Texas. The event will honor the men and women of the U.S. military and help raise money for the Semper Fi Fund and ReserveAid. Nearly 1,200 runners will be participating in the race.

The Wounded Warrior race motto — “We started together. We finish together.”

In addition to the Wounded Warrior Half Marathon, there will also be a 10K and Military Mile Fun Run with the course start and finish around Williams Square in Las Colinas. A post-race party will be held with plenty of food, drink and live music provided by Texas-born country music recording artist Dave Roberts, a former Captain Cobra Pilot with the Marines who served in Afghanistan.

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Injured service members of “Team Semper Fi” to take part in 2011 Endeavor Games

June 9, 2011
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Edmond, OK - The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund will be sending five team members from Team Semper Fi to take part in this week's Endeavor Games at the University of Central Oklahoma.

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3rd Annual Helping Heroes Golf Tournament restores dreams of wounded and their families!

June 4, 2011

South Easton, MA -- The 3rd Annual Helping Heroes Golf and Dinner will be held on June 6, 2011 to benefit the Semper Fi Fund. The golf tournament will feature a shotgun start, with prizes for the top foursomes, longest drive and closest to the pin.

The tournament is organized by Michele (Walsh) Casey, whose younger brother Ryan Walsh was injured while serving our country as a U.S. Marine in Afghanistan on July 8, 2008. When Ryan arrived at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Washington, DC, the Walsh family received Service Member and Family Support grants from the Semper Fi Fund which allowed them to be at Ryan's side during his recovery.

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Sportsman’s Lodge to host fundraiser to benefit injured Marines!

June 3, 2011

Jacksonville, NC – The Sportsman’s Lodge of Jacksonville, North Carolina will be hosting a fundraiser on June 4, 2011 to benefit injured service members and their families. The Lodge will be donating paintball games and range fees to the Semper Fi Fund as well as raffling off many great prizes including paintball gear, range passes and professional gear. All proceeds from the raffle, field fee and range will be donated to the Semper Fi Fund.

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