The 2013 Marine Corps Trials were held at Camp Pendleton, CA from February 27 – March 7, 2013. This year nearly 300 injured Marines and allied service members participated in the trials, including athletes from Australia, Canada, Colombia, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Of course veteran US Marines, and Marines from Wounded Warrior Battalions East and West, were also at Camp Pendleton competing for a spot on the all-Marine team that will represent the US Marine Corps at the Warrior Games in May. Congrats to all of our Team Semper Fi members who competed! Read the rest of this entry »
The Semper Fi Fund is proud to have paratriathlete Michael Johnston on Team Semper Fi!
By Doug Williams | U.S. Paralympics | www.teamusa.org | January 15, 2013
Michael Johnston is a paratriathlete with hopes of competing in the sport’s Paralympic Games debut in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
But he is also part of another mission: He’s trying to encourage fellow Veterans and members of the Armed Forces with physical disabilities to get involved in sports to help open doors to new activities, enrich their lives and get them moving forward. Read the rest of this entry »
Recently, several members of Team Semper Fi traveled with our CEO, President, and Founder, Karen Guenther, to the Landstuhl Hospital in Germany. It was a powerful and emotional trip, as the service members reunited with the medical technicians who helped them through the initial stages of their survival and recovery.
The Semper Fi Fund is proud to share some special moments from the amazing visit: Read the rest of this entry »
Special thanks to all supporters who came out for the 37th Marine Corps Marathon to cheer on our Team Semper Fi, and thanks to all of our runners who raised awareness and love for our crucial mission!
Check out what happened over the MCM weekend: Read the rest of this entry »
By U.S. PARALYMPICS | teamusa.org | October 18, 2012
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Today the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) and Veterans Affairs announced that more than $2M in grant funding has been awarded to a total of 97 organizations in support of Paralympic sport and physical activity programs for disabled veterans and disabled members of the Armed Forces.
The Olympic Opportunity Fund is provided through a partnership between the USOC and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Grants ranging from $10,000 to $25,000 were provided to USOC partner organizations to increase the number and quality of opportunities for physically and visually impaired veterans to participate in physical activity within their home communities and in more advanced Paralympic sport programs. Read the rest of this entry »
By Linda McIntosh | North County Times | nctimes.com | October 16, 2012
Camp Pendleton Marine Lt. Col. Tres Smith was one of three injured servicemen who accompanied 65 cyclists on a 430-mile fundraising bike ride from Scottsdale, Arizona to Camp Pendleton that raised $300,000 for the Semper Fi Fund, which supports injured Marines and their families. Read the rest of this entry »
On Saturday, September 29th, ten service members from Team Semper Fi competed in a "Cowboy Challenge" in Culpeper, VA at J Bar C Ranch. The ranch managers, Jim and Cassie McDonough, along with the help of a few real cowboys, trained these service members in various challenges throughout the week: barrel racing, team penning, pole bending, and calf branding. Read the rest of this entry »
Partnership with Tunnel-to-Towers Foundation lends meaning to 9/11 loss; provides independence for injured veterans.
Eleven years ago, on 9/11, firefighter Stephen Siller ran through the Battery Tunnel with sixty pounds of gear on his back on his way to the Twin Towers to meet up with his own company, Squad 1. Stephen's life and heroic death serve as reminder that life is precious.
The Tunnel to Towers Run began as a way to honor Stephen and all 343 fallen firefighters, as well as the most severely injured post 9/11 veterans. On Sept 30th, we traveled Stephen's route once again, together with Read the rest of this entry »
Last year, videographer Christiaan Van Vuuren spent the day with a few of our Team Semper Fi members at the Biathlon Training camp in Park City, Utah. Christiaan shares, "It was a day spent with some inspirational young men, who push forward in life and challenge themselves to be great, despite very unfortunate circumstances."
Check out the video below and see how Christiaan captured a few of our team members' passion for sport and how it has made a difference in their recovery.
Join Team Semper Fi in their mission of "Support through Sport" by donating in support of the team today!
Holbrook, New York, May 18, 2012: World T.E.A.M. Sports CEO and President Paul Tyler announced today that the Semper Fi Fund, a nonprofit providing financial support for injured and critically ill members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families, has joined as a sponsor of the second Sea to Shining Sea cross-country bicycle ride with wounded warriors from America’s military. Read the rest of this entry »
Colorado Springs, CO - Join the Semper Fi Fund and Team Semper Fi for the Drive for Heroes Golf Classic on July 16, 2012. The tournament will be held at the exclusive Broadmoor Golf Club's Mountain Course in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Read the rest of this entry »
Edmond, OK -- Once again, Team Semper Fi athletes will be participating in the Endeavor Games at the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO)!
Colorado Springs, CO – The 2012 Warrior Games hosted by the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) and presented by Deloitte will be held once again in Colorado Springs, Colo., April 30 - May 3.
Members of Semper Fi Fund's Team Semper Fi will be representing their respective Services at the Games.
About the Warrior Games: The Warrior Games presented by Deloitte help elevate abilities through athletic competition for wounded, ill, and injured service members by providing a focal event to empower the incorporation of athletics into military wounded warrior programs. The event is supported by the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC), the Department of Defense,Veterans Affairs, presenting sponsor Deloitte and the United Service Organizations (USO).
The Warrior Games serve as an introduction to Paralympic sports for injured service members by inspiring recovery, physical fitness, and promoting new opportunities for growth and achievement.
For more information see the US Paralympics website.