5th Annual Push Ups for Patriots

Push Ups For Patriots
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.

Push Ups For Patriots

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!

Drive for Heroes Golf Classic group photo

Community Athlete: Caitlin Norton at Boston Marathon

Caitlin Norton
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

Emily Kiernan
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

Matt Garrison
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

Salli Jones
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

Christian Benites
March 21, 2013

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

Community Athlete: Jim Welshmann at Atlantic City April Fools Half Marathon

March 21, 2013

Atlantic City, GA – As a marine father, Jim has always been honored and proud to wear any USMC shirts and hats to support our servicemen and women. He has now joined the Community Athletes for the Semper FI Fund! He has planned multiple events, including some triathlons and half marathons.

Please support his efforts by donating to his fundraising page!

Community Athlete: Devin Smiley-Captain at Oceanside 70.3 Ironman

March 21, 2013

Oceanside, CA – Captain Devin Smiley has repeatedly been a Community Athlete, and has raised funds and awareness for the Semper Fi Fund by participating in multiple races throughout the year. He is takes on tough races, but we know this Marine will always overcome them!

Please help support his efforts to help his fellow service members by contributing to his campaign page!

Community Athlete: Jaime Sauer at Crescent City Classic 10k

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March 21, 2013

New Orleans, LA – While her husband, a Marine, is busy working at the Pentagon, Jaime is taking care of her 5-year-old, 3-year-old, and a 6-month-old – but that's not enough for this Mamma! She is taking on fundraising for the Semper Fi Fund.

Please support her amazing efforts by donating to her fundraising page!

Jamie Sauer and her family

Community Athlete: Travis Morrow-HM1 at Half Ironman California

March 21, 2013

Oceanside, CA – Travis would love to help out his fellow service members by competing in the Half Ironman.

Please join his efforts by donating to his fundraising page!