On Friday December 7th, Go Daddy hosted a huge year-end Holiday party at Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ where Bob and Renee Parsons presented the Semper Fi Fund with checks totaling $2 million. The first $1 million check came from generous donors, including Go Daddy customers, the second $1 million check represented the matching funds from Go Daddy and the Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation who began their United States Marine Corps 237th birthday tribute with matching gifts campaign in November. On hand were approximately 5,000 employees and guests including Nascar driver Danica Patrick and IndyCar star James Hinchcliffe. Semper Fi Fund's Karen Guenther, Sondria Saylor, and Karen Kawachi accepted the check along with wounded service members, Eddie Wright, Tony Porta, Manny Delrio and Aaron Mankin. Read the rest of this entry »
Inspired by the season of hope and giving, Park Hyatt Aviara Resort and Haim Salon presented Semper Fi Fund service member, Petty Officer Bryan Fazio, with a beautiful decorated tree to say thank you for his brave service to our country. As a cancer survivor, Bryan is an amazing inspiration and symbol of hope to his fellow injured and ill service members. He is very grateful to the Semper Fi Fund for assisting him and his family during the difficult stages of his fight against cancer. The Semper Fi Fund is equally thankful for Bryan's sacrifices, and his amazing story brings us hope this holiday season. Read the rest of this entry »
Author S.A. Regalbuto invites you to join her at the Queen's Rogue: Gallroc's Quest Trilogy, Volume 1 book launch and signing event where she will read selected passages from her book Queen's Rogue. Plus one character from her book will also be present! Soft drinks & desserts will be provided. Please RSVP by email, and download the event flyer for more information. 10% of the gross royalty fees from the book will be donated to the Semper Fi Fund to support our wounded and critically ill service members.
Please consider supporting the Semper Fi Fund in this year's Combined Federal Campaign – Giving lifetime support for long-term needs (CFC# 11459).
The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) has been extended through the rest of December. Support us through CFC and help provide a lifetime of financial support for our wounded and critically ill members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. Find us listed as "Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund," or CFC# 11459. Read the rest of this entry »
San Diego, CA – Come join us for a great night of local metal, alternative and hard rock bands at Brick by Brick. This will be a 21 and older show and the cost will be $10 at the door. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Semper Fi Fund. Please see the flyer for more information.
Guthrie Center, Iowa – Fundraising event held during a Guthrie Center Schools basketball game. Silent auctions and other fundraisers will be held to raise money for the Semper Fi Fund.
Point of contact is Nicholas Halsey 641.740.7803 or by email.
Jacksonville, NC – Northside High School will host Swansboro High School on Tuesday December 18, 2012 in conference basketball play. 100% of the net proceeds of that game will be donated to the Semper Fi Fund. In addition, Northside will be selling commemorative woodland blue camoflauge long sleeve t-shirts at the school's front office and at the game that night with the proceeds of the sales going to the Semper Fi Fund as well. The night will feature a USMC color guard unit to present the colors for the playing of the National Anthem and the Marine Corps Hymn. Admission is $5 at the door and donations will be accepted throughout the night. All are invited to attend help raise funds.
Point of contact is Angela Buchanan at 910.455.4868 ext.1842, or by email.
Thank you community volunteers for your help at our recent "Purple Heart Ornament Packing Party!" The event was once again a huge success.
For the fourth consecutive year, the Semper Fi Fund is preparing to mail Purple Heart Holiday ornaments to Marines and Sailors who have been wounded since 9/11 and who have received the Purple Heart. To help with packing and shipping the ornaments, The Semper Fi Fund hosted its second annual "Purple Heart Ornament Packing Party" in Dale City, VA on December 2nd. Hundreds of volunteers – Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, military families, high school students, and so many more – devoted their time and their hearts to ensuring that these special ornaments will be received in time for the holidays. Read the rest of this entry »
By BUSINESS WIRE | CNBC | cnbc.com | December 8, 2012
Legendary Party Featured $2MM Donation to Semper Fi Fund & $1MM in Employee Prizes.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.– (BUSINESS WIRE) – Go Daddy's end-of-year holiday parties have become legendary and 2012 was no exception. Last night, a few thousand Go Daddy employees and their guests were wined and dined, entertained and awarded cash prizes in honor of a record-breaking Go Daddy year.
Go Daddy, the world's largest Web host and domainname provider, is the go-to choice for small businesses looking to leverage the power of the Internet … but there was nothing small about last night's big bash at Phoenix's Chase Field.
Together, Go Daddy and The Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation presented the Semper Fi Fund with checks totaling $2 million to help injured military veterans. Read the rest of this entry »
San Antonio, TX – Held each spring, the CLM Annual Conference features more than 80 collaborative educational sessions and keynote presentations designed by industry professionals to help attendees gain the knowledge they need to be on the forefront of the industry. The two day conference will include a golf tournament with some of the local wounded warriors. The proceeds raised will benefit The Semper Fi Fund.
For more information please contact Sydney Poser 954.587.2488 or visit the website.
Salisbury, MD – Semper Fi Fund Cornhole Tournament
Who: Eric Sichau, College Student, Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland
What: Semper Fi Fund Cornhole Tournament
Where: Evolution Craft Brewing Company, 201 East Vine Street, Salisbury, MD 21804
When: Sunday, Dec. 2nd, 1-5pm
In addition to the cornhole tournament, there will be an auction and the brewery will be playing the Sunday football games.
Willows, CA – For the third year in a row, Davidson Racing, managed by long-time NASA racer and crew chief Ron Carroll, will participate in the longest endurance car race in the world, 25 Hours of Thunderhill (see highlights from last year: click here). 100% of the Davidson Racing Team's race proceeds will be donated to the Semper Fi Fund. For more information, please visit the website.
Carlsbad, CA – To continue the wonderful tradition of the "Festival of Trees" we would like to invite you to join us in our efforts to support the local military families of North County. 100% of the net proceeds will be forwarded to the Semper Fi Fund.
Ten professionally designed trees will be featured in the hotel lobby during a month-long silent auction from November 28 – December 28. Hotel guests and local visitors place bids on their favorite tree in hopes of having the winning bid to take home the holiday trees.
We value and appreciate your partnership. We hope you or your company can participate in this event and
bring joy to the families of North County this holiday season!
All sponsors will receive a 3' x 4' sign with logo placed adjacent to the tree.
Deadline: November 21, 2012
Park Hyatt Aviara Resort
7100 Aviara Resort Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Thank you for your consideration and for being an important part of a wonderful tradition that benefits such a worthy cause.
Ontario, CA – Patriots Hockey is a So Cal ice hockey team comprised of all military active duty, reserve, retired, and veterans. The team was assembled to use their love for the game as a means of giving back and paying forward to the military community.
Attention all FANS! Come support their next game! Patriots Hockey will face off against the Ontario Fire Department at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario California (immediately preceding the Ontario Reign game against the Alaska Aces).
Ticket sales and in-game donations will benefit the Semper Fi Fund. Tickets are $23.00 and can be purchased on the website.
Please email for more information or with any questions.
Sherwood, OR – Al's Garden Centers will donate $1 from every Christmas tree sold this season to the Semper Fi Fund. Visit Al's Garden Centers, purchase a tree, and support the Semper Fi Fund. Please visit their website for more information and locations.