2nd Annual ProMedica Bowling Tournament

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April 3, 2013

Toledo, OH – This year's beneficiary is the Semper Fi Fund!

Details:

Friday May 3, 2013 7-10pm
Southwyck Lanes 5255 Heatherdowns Blvd.

Features prize and raffle drawings, 50/50 raffle, best Team Spirit contest, and t-shirt sales
Contact Christina Crites by email or at 419.843.8195

Download the event flyer for more information, or download the registration form.

2013 Tri for Our Veterans – In Memory of Matt McCulley (TSF Event)

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April 3, 2013

Sea Isle, NJ – This event is a wonderful way to start the summer triathlon season AND keep the "Memorial" in Memorial Day Weekend. Sea Isle City's "Tri for Our Veterans" triathlon/duathlon is a sprint distance event, complete with an ocean swim (tri) or run (du), a fast bicycle course, and a beach run.

All proceeds will benefit two special veteran organizations, the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund and Sea Isle City's VFW Post 1963, for its efforts to rebuild the Veterans' Memorial Fountain. A number of military teams will compete, to include Team Semper Fi!

Come Join the 2013 Annual Tri For Our Veterans!!

Visit the website to register or volunteer!

For the past four years, the Tri for Our Veterans was extremely successful and race management has built on this success by offering a unique racing experience. Here are some key points about the race:

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– Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 7:00am. Memorial Day weekend!
– Sprint Triathlon: 400m Ocean swim, 8.3 mile FLAT bike course, 3.1 mile run
– Duathlon: 2 mile run, 8.3 mile FLAT bike course, 3.1 mile run
– Sea Isle City, NJ. Conveniently located off of the Garden State Parkway, near Avalon, Ocean City, Wildwood.
– ALL Proceeds go to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund & Sea Isle's VFW Post's new Veterans' Memorial.
– Are you current Military or a Military Veteran? The first wave is Military Only!
– All racers receive a Long Sleeve race t-shirt
– Sea Isle City Beach Patrol will be on hand & in the water, providing supervision over the ocean swim course.
– Chip Timing by Piranha Sports.

In Memory of Matt McCulley

Matt McCulley was a 35 year old husband and father of three beautiful girls. He was a special and unique son, brother, and friend to many.

As an avid triathlete, runner and coach, Matt had a vision to develop a triathlon in his favorite vacation town, which would benefit two very special organizations: The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund and Sea Isle City's VFW Post 1963.

When asked why he wanted to donate his time, energy and support, he simply responded, "I have only one goal: to give something back to the veterans who have fought in our previous battles and those who fight in today's wars."

Matt created TRI for Our Veterans to show his appreciation for all of those who have, and continue, to serve our country each day.

On January 12, 2010, Matt suddenly passed away. He touched so many lives, in such a short time, and it is his family's wish to keep his legacy alive. Matt will be greatly missed, but his spirit will live on.

4th Annual Wounded Warrior Dash

April 3, 2013

Seattle, WA – On May 27, 2013, the University of Washington Semper Fi Society is holding a 5K individual and team challenge race to benefit the Semper Fi Fund. Please visit the website for registration and information.

    EVENT DETAILS

WHO: You and your friends. Come and join the UW Semper Fidelis Society Zeta Chapter in promoting a worthy cause.

WHAT: The Wounded Warrior Dash is a 5K charity event held to benefit the Semper Fi fund. Participants are offered the choice to register as either individual runners or as part of a four-person group.

5K Race – Register as an individual to run on a certified 5K race course.

Fire Team Challenge – Not for the faint of heart, participants may form four member "fire teams" to run together during the race. One member of the group must be carried at all times. A strong level of physical fitness is recommended for this event.

Post-race refreshments will be provided as well as awards for both events.

WHERE: Warren G. Magnuson Park
7400 Sandpoint Way NE
Seattle, WA 98127

WHEN:
10:00 am Start Time
Memorial Day
Monday, May 27, 2013

Please arrive early enough to check-in and receive your race bib and T-shirt.

POC: Ross Zeiger (253) 905-8135 or by email.

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5th Annual Push Ups for Patriots

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March 28, 2013

Avon, CT – Held each year in the Tiernan Wrestling Room, the event features groups of faculty, students, and friends of AOF doing push-ups in rotations for a period of 24 hours. Faculty member and varsity wrestling coach John Bourgault ’80, a retired Marine Corps Major, spearheads the exciting annual event. This group will attempt 18,000 push ups in 24 hours as a fundraiser for the Semper Fi Fund.

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Marcus Cafe 3rd Annual Chili Cook-Off

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March 27, 2013

Richardson, TX – Please join us in sampling and judging some wonderful chili recipes. The $25 entry fee will get your chili entered into the contest, while judges pay $10 to sample and determine the award-winning chili. For more information, please contact by email or visit the website.

This year, with your support, the money raised will benefit two worthy causes: The Semper Fi Fund and Wounded Warrior Project.

Check out photos from last year's event on their Facebook page.

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4th Annual Burn Your Own Steak

March 25, 2013

Camp Lejeune, NC – The Semper Fi Fund will once again be hosting a "Burn Your Own Steak" night and fundraiser at the Marston Pavilion on MCB Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. The date is set for May 18, 2013.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available! Tickets are $40/each. Contact Dale Land by email.

Download the event flyer for more information.

Frederick Keys vs. Potomac Nationals Semper Fi Fund Fundraiser

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March 25, 2013

Frederick, Maryland – The Frederick Keys are a Class A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles. Come to this family-friendly event to benefit the Semper Fi Fund! Event will take place Saturday June 15, 2013 6:00PM. At the event there will be a 50/50 raffle as well as a Spin the Wheel Game, all proceeds to directly benefit the Semper Fi Fund!

Tickets are $5 for active military with ID, $10 for adults, $8 for children 3-12, free for children under 2 with parent.

Contact Leatrice Urbanowicz by email.

Sharing our Stories: Lance Corporal Ronny Porta

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March 24, 2013

On May 7, 2007, longtime friend of the Semper Fi Fund, Lance Corporal Tony "Ronny" Porta, sustained severe injuries as a result of an IED blast while conducting operations in Al Anbar Province, to include the amputation of his right arm and 65% body burns to his upper body. Ronny was in very critical condition when he first arrived at Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) in Texas, and the Semper Fi Fund immediately stepped in to assist Ronny's family. We provided family support grants to fill the gap caused by lost wages so that Ronny's family could focus entirely on the recovery process.

The Semper Fi Fund is devoted to providing a lifetime of assistance for the life-long needs of our nation's heroes, like Ronny. Over the past five years, Ronny has undergone over 120 surgeries, and the Semper Fi Fund has been there every step of the way. Read the rest of this entry »

Drive for Heroes Golf Classic 2013

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March 22, 2013

Colorado Springs, Colorado – Team Semper Fi Event: The 2nd annual Drive for Heroes Golf Classic is in need of your support! We are looking for corporate sponsors and individual entries to support Team Semper Fi (TSF) and its athletes. There will be 20 injured and critically ill member of TSF attending, with whom you will have the opportunity to play a round of golf. The event will take place at the Cheyenne Mountain resort in Colorado Springs, CO – one of the states most scenic and challenging courses! Show your support through cash or auction item donations, and/or sponsorship! We look forward to seeing you on the course!

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Date: July 19, 2013

Location: The Country Club of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO.

Purpose: To raise funds for the Semper Fi Fund's athletic program, Team

Registration: 6:30 – 7:45AM

Shotgun Start: 8:00AM

Auction and Awards Lunch: 1:00PM

Click here to download the Sponsorship Packet for the event. All communication for donations, participation, and sponsorship should be directed to Team Semper Fi Manager, Casey Fisher: Contact Casey.

Learn more about Team Semper Fi: Visit the TSF website page and like us on Facebook!

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Community Athlete: Caitlin Norton at Boston Marathon

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March 22, 2013

Boston, MA – We are sisters/brothers, sons/daughters, nieces/nephews, cousins and mothers, of Marines. We are proud Americans who feel immense pride for not only the Norton Marines, but for all service men, women and families that sacrifice so much in order to keep America safe. This is our small way of giving back, saying thank you and "we will always remember". This small thank you will be fundraising during her participation the Boston Marathon and Tahoe Ironman.

Read more, and donate to the fundraising page!

Community Athlete: Emily Kiernan at Boston Marathon

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March 21, 2013

Boston, MA – My brother and I chose SFF because they helped my family so much when my brother came back from Afghanistan injured. He was in Bethesda for awhile and my family never had to worry about a thing. Everyone we met from the SFF was wonderful. We decided to fundraise with SFF as a way to give back. When our heroes come home injured, they should not have to worry about anything but getting better. That was luxury that we saw first hand, and one that we didn't expect. Now Emily is running the Boston Marathon on April 15th, please help her fundraise by donating to her fundraising page!

Community Athlete: Matthew Garrison at Mega Mud Run Challenge

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March 21, 2013

Johns Island, SC – Matthew Garrison comes from a strong Marine Corps family where his father and multiple other family members served. Matthew wants to give back to those whom have served our country. His father served from 1959-67, and the family believes the Marine Corps pointed him in a more positive direction in life. So to give back, and to stay within his educational background of having his PHD, MA and BA in history and education, Matthew is participating in the Mega Mud Run Challenge on April 13th.

Please help Matthew give back in honor of his family's military background by donating to his fundraising page!

Community Athlete: Salli Jones at Ohio River Road Runners Club half marathon

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March 21, 2013

Cinncinati, OH – Please join Salli Jones during her fundraising for the Semper Fi Fund. Her brother is currently stationed in Camp Lejeune and has previously served in Afganistan. While she continues to support her brother, she is passing her support onto the Semper Fi Fund and other service members that need our help.

You can help too by donating to her fundraising page!

Community Athlete: Christian Benites-prior at New York Colon Cancer Challenge 15K

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March 21, 2013

Manhattan, NY – Please support his fundraising efforts by donating to his campaign page!