MCAA Marion Carl Squadron’s 4th Annual Golf Scramble

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August 1, 2013

San Diego, CA – The Marine Corps Aviation Association's Marion Carl Squadron is hosting its 4th annual event to benefit the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund at the 1000 Springs Ranch Golf Scramble on Friday, September 20, 2013, at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Memorial Golf Course.

To enter in tournament, download the Entry Form. Help sponsor the tournament! Download their MCAA Golf Package for more information please email MCAA (golfmcaa@gmail.com).

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Camp Lejeune: Team Yellow Ribbon Warriors Golf Tournament

Yellow Ribbon Warriors
July 30, 2013

Yellow Ribbon Warriors

Please join us at the Yellow Ribbons Warriors Golf Tournament.  We're offering a 50/50 raffle, hole games and more on September 13, 2013 on Camp Lejeune's Golf Course, Paradise Point.  Tee time is 9am and comes with a lunch buffet.

Team Yellow Ribbon Warriors for the Semper Fi Fund is a group of friends and patriots dedicated to raising money for some of our nation’s greatest heroes while simultaneously training for the Marine Corps Marathon, 2013. Team Yellow Ribbon Warriors is determined to make a difference in the lives of wounded warriors. We are all Team Yellow Ribbon Warriors together as a nation, as we stand and wait for our husbands, fathers, wives, mothers, brothers, sisters, and sons and daughters, friends, family and neighbors to return from post 9-11 combat operations overseas.

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Registration Team Yellow Ribbon

5 Mile Hike in Puyallup, Washington for the Semper Fi Fund

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July 28, 2013

Please join together with the National American Self-Defense Association  for a five mile hike to support the Semper Fi Fund.  The 5 mile hike on Saturday, August 31st will form and begin at 10 AM outside of the Puyallup Eagles Club which is right across the rail road tracks from the Puyallup branch of the First Security Bank of Washington.

There isn't any participation fee for this hike like we had on the first one, however we will have a few event Tee-shirts on hand that can be purchased on a first come first served basis until we run out.

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Inaugural Mission Viejo Country Club Men’s Charity Round Robin

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July 28, 2013

Mission Viejo Country ClubLove Tennis Inc and the Mission Viejo Country Club is excited to host the Inaugural Mission Viejo Country Club Round Robin. This men's tennis tournament, with a round robin format, promises to be a lot of fun. All proceeds will benefit the Semper Fi Fund.

Service members and their families are welcomed to attend for free. Complimentary breakfast will be served at 8 am, tournament will begin at 8:30 am.

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Star News Online: Semper Fi Fund helps wounded Marines get back to life

July 27, 2013

By Thomas Brennan | Jacksonville Daily News | starnewsonline.com | July 27, 2013

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Vickki and Raymond Mackey gather in front of their Beulaville home. Mackey, a double amputee, landed his all-terrain mobility with aid from the non-profit, Semper Fi Fund. Photo by Thomas Brennan/Jacksonville Daily News

As the dust from the blast began to settle, Raymond Mackey knew his life had changed forever.

Vickki and Raymond Mackey gather in front of their Beulaville home. Mackey, a double amputee, landed his all-terrain mobility with aid from the non-profit, Semper Fi Fund. Photo by Thomas Brennan/Jacksonville Daily News

"We were doing a company-sized patrol near Marjah, Afghanistan – a sweep for improvised explosive devices," said the 50-year-old retired Marine sergeant. "I was with the rear element with a couple Marines when a Marine fell into a ditch. I reached down to help him up right as the explosive was detonated."

It was Dec. 23, 2009, and the explosive left Mackey with both legs amputated above the knee and wounds to his right arm and abdomen. Read the rest of this entry »

Star News Online: Semper Fi Fund celebrating a decade of charity

July 27, 2013

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Sometimes, a name says it all.

May marked a decade that the Semper Fi Fund has remained always faithful to wounded, ill and injured Marines and sailors across the country.

The organization's team of several hundred volunteers across the United States provides services to military families, service members and veterans, aiding treatment for conditions that include post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury, among other conditions.

For a decade in North Carolina alone, more than 17,000 grants worth more than $22 million have been issued to active duty service members and veterans.
Nationally, more than 59,000 grants exceeding $78 million have been distributed to at least 10,000 service members.

"Hitting 10 years is absolutely a celebration," said Laura Castellvi, 49, of Camp Lejeune. "It has been a true privilege to be with an organization that has accomplished so much in just 10 years. We're not going to stop at 10, though. We have so many service members out there that still need us."

Many of the men and women granted aid from the Semper Fi Fund will need assistance during and after their service, Castellvi said. Read the rest of this entry »

Military Appreciation Monday at the Old Brogue in Great Falls, VA

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July 26, 2013

Old Brogue VirginiaGreat Falls, VA - September's Military Appreciation Monday will support the Semper Fi Fund. Please join us at the Old Brogue for some delicious food and wonderful company. A portion of proceeds from dinner, as well as the money raised from raffle ticket sales, will help support our injured and critically ill Service Members.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Dinner at 5:30pm and 7:30pm

Semper Fi Fund appreciates Bob Nelson's continued support this year. For additional information please visit the Old Brogue website or Bob Nelson's website.

 

The St. Mary’s Century

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July 26, 2013

Drayden, MD - The St. Mary's Century is partnering with the Semper Fi Fund to support our injured and critically ill service members and their families. This race is organized by Patuxent Velo which is a USCF (road) and NORBA (mountain) bicycle racing club located in Southern Maryland.

There will be options for riders of various abilities. Choose a traditional full century (104 miles), 68 miles, 50 miles, or 25 miles. Routes are flat to rolling, with occasional hills. All rest stops have real bathrooms (no port-a-potties) and are sponsored by local restaurants that will be well-stocked with traditional items, as well as local specialties. Whether you ride the entire 100 miles or the shorter routes, count on hospitality and friendliness. At the end of the ride enjoy the festivities and delicious food.

The rides start from Dennis Point Marina located at 46555 Dennis Point Road, Drayden MD, 20630. Registration and packet pickup is from 7:00-9:00 am and century riders are required to start no later then 9:00 am.

Visit their website for more information.

Exclusive Semper Fi Fund Interview with Rock Legend Ted Nugent

July 26, 2013

Legendary musician Ted Nugent made it big in the 1960’s and 70s with classic hits like Cat Scratch Fever and Stranglehold, and went on to become one of the biggest names in rock and roll. But you may not know that he’s also an activist and advocate for the men and women who serve. Last Tuesday, Ted took the stage in support of our troops and other safety personnel, performing at SafetyHeroes.org’s 5th annual fundraiser and raising $14,000 for Semper Fi Fund. We had a chance to interview the rock star and get some exclusive insight into his take on music, the military, and what it means to be American. Read the rest of this entry »

G.I. Dash

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July 25, 2013

GI DashCentreville, VA - G.I. Dash is a 5k obstacle run brought to you by Green Lion Events LLC. With donations going to benefit the Semper Fi Fund, this race is not only about having fun while getting dirty, it’s also about giving back to a great charity! This military-themed event brings you Dog Tags, Barb Wire Crawls, 7' Wall Climbs and much more! All athletic types are encouraged to come, from the hardcore 10+ mile runners, to the casual competitors; this event is based around great sportsmanship and personally challenging yourself!

Please visit their website for more information or download their flyer.

Copper River Marine Charity Golf Tournament

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July 25, 2013

Fresno, CA – This wonderful fundraiser and golf tournament hosted by the Men's and Women's Golf Organizations with the assistance of the Marine Corps League will be comprised of 24 foursomes (one Marine sponsored by three Club members) and will take place at the lovely Copper River Country Club.

Event Information:

11:00am - Registration
12:00pm - Welcoming Ceremony
12:30pm - Shotgun Start
5:00pm - No-Host Cocktail Hour and Catered Buffet Dinner

Semper Fi Fund client Marines, uniformed Marines from the Fresno Marine Recruiting Command, select uniformed Marines from Lemoore Naval Air Station and select Marine Corps League members, each with a spouse or guest, will be graciously sponsored as dinner guests by the Copper River Country Club membership.

Proceeds from the tournament will be divided between the Semper Fi Fund and the Marine Corps League to be used in support of Toys for Tots in Fresno County.

Copper River Marine Charity Golf Tournament

8th Annual Puget Sound All Marine Golf Tournament

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July 22, 2013

Newcastle, WA - The Pacific Northwest is holding its 8th annual fundraising golf tournament to support the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund!

- 4-Person Scramble Format (144 Maximum Players)
- Registration @ 0800 – Driving Range, unlimited range balls
- Shotgun Start @ 0930
- Entry Fee: $125/person, individuals welcome (incl: Green Fee, Power Cart, Award Ceremony & Meal)
- Prizes: Closest to Pin, Longest & Straightest Drive (Women and Men)
Great selection of prizes to be raffled and auctioned.

99% of the funds raised will be donated to Semper Fi Fund!

Please contact Steven R. Sanford by email for more information or visit the website.

Download the event flyer.

America’s Heroes Charity Golf Tournament 2013

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July 22, 2013
LCpl Brandon Pelletier at America's Heroes Charity Golf Tourn 2011

Semper Fi Fund's LCpl Brandon Pelletier shares his story at America's Heroes Charity Golf Tourn 2011

Monterey, CA -- The Naval Postgraduate School Foundation is once again hosting its annual America's Heroes Charity Golf Tournament and Auction to help military service members wounded-in-action. The NPS Foundation has chosen the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, Sentinels of Freedom, Navy SEAL Foundation, and the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society as their wounded-in-action charity beneficiaries, who help direct aid to those most in need.

The tournament will be held at Monterey Peninsula Country Club in Pebble Beach, California on August 13, 2013.

For a fee of $850 per golfer or $150 per non-golfing dinner/auction guest, you can take part in the 2012 America's Heroes Charity Golf Tournament and lend a hand to those who have selflessly served our country. Included in the price of your golf outing is admission to the post-golf cocktail reception, silent auction, dinner, and live auction. A portion of the registration fees are tax deductible.

For more information about registering to play or sponsoring the tournament, please call the NPS Foundation office at (831) 656-2339 or contact by email.

For full details on the tournament please see the Naval Postgraduate School Foundation website.

~2013 Photo Updates from the event

Thank you Naval Post Graduate School Foundation for your many years of support!

Thank you Naval Post Graduate School Foundation for your many years of support!

Sgt Julian Torres enjoys the view at the Monterey Bay Peninsula Country Club. A big thanks to Sgt Torres for sharing your personal story at dinner.

Sgt Julian Torres enjoys the view at the Monterey Bay Peninsula Country Club.
A big thanks to Sgt Torres for sharing his story at dinner.

 

The Daily News: From Amputation to Independence

Raymond Mackey and the Semper Fi Fund
July 21, 2013

By Thomas Brennan | The Daily News - Jacksonville, NC | jdnews.com | July 21, 2013

As the dust from the blast began to settle, Raymond Mackey knew his life had changed forever.

“We were doing a company-sized patrol near Marjah, Afghanistan – a sweep for improvised explosive devices,” said retired Marine Sgt. Maj. Raymond Mackey, 50, of Beulaville. “I was with the rear element with a couple Marines when a Marine fell into a ditch. I reached down to help him up right as the explosive was detonated.”

It was Dec. 23, 2009 and Mackey, the battalion sergeant major of 3rd Battalion, 10th Marines, was only a few weeks into his tour in Afghanistan. The explosive left him with both legs amputated above the knee, and severely wounded his right arm and injured his abdomen. Read the rest of this entry »

Cruises for a Cause: Swansboro, NC

Cruises for a Cause
July 20, 2013

Photo courtesy of ncparks.gov

Photo courtesy of ncparks.gov

View their flyer for more details!

View their flyer for more details!

Swansboro, NC - Please join us at Cruises for a Cause in Hammocks Beach State Park meeting on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 2pm from September 11 thru October 31st: 1572 Hammock Beach Rd. Swansboro, NC 28584

Learn about the ecology and cultural history of coastal North Carolina as you enjoy the wildlife and scenery of Swansboro and Hammocks Beach State Park while supporting the Semper Fi Fund at the same time!  This interpretive ferry cruise will introduce you to local wildlife, history, and stories that helped shape this area we see today.

*Cost: monetary donation per passenger benefiting the Semper Fi Fund.
*Seating is limited; reserve your seat today by contacting the park office at 910-326-4881.
*Starts at: 2:00pm
*Meet at: Visitor Center