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!

Community Athlete: Team Reaction at “Just A Short Run”

Team Reaction group photo
March 21, 2013

Allison Park, PA – Team Reaction is comprised of Scott McBride, Kenny Lehman, Sally Sherman, Jeff Nelson, Joe Fischette, Jason Brehm, John Haggerty, Dave Kelsch, Brandon Cecil, and Mark Marafka. The team will be participating in numerous events this year, from New Orleans Ironman to Steelhead Ironman.

Please support their effort to fundraise for our service members in need by donating to their fundraising page!

Community Athlete: Jim, Lisa, Riley and Shane Pathman at Hot Chocolate 15k

March 21, 2013

San Diego, CA – Jim's family has taken on the fundraising for the Semper Fi Fund as a group effort! Jim and Lisa have their whole family joining in, either participating in the races or cheering on the sidelines! Throughout the following races, the family is raising funds for the Semper Fi Fund to help out our injured service members. Please join their efforts by donating towards their participation in the Carlsbad Marathon, Carmel Valley 5k, Electric Run 5k, Surf City Half Marathon, Super Seal Sprint Triathlon, Hot Chocolate 15k, ITU, Tough Mudder in Chicago, and Moutain2Beach Marathon.

Support this family's amazing efforts by donating to their fundraising page!

Community Athlete: Jim, Lisa, Riley and Shane Pathman at Fearless Triathlon

March 21, 2013

San Diego, CA – Jim's family has taken on the fundraising for the Semper Fi Fund as a group effort! Jim and Lisa have their whole family joining in, either participating in the races or cheering on the sidelines! Throughout the following races, the family is raising funds for the Semper Fi Fund to help out our injured service members. Please join their efforts by donating towards their participation in the Carlsbad Marathon, Carmel Valley 5k, Electric Run 5k, Surf City Half Marathon, Super Seal Sprint Triathlon, Hot Chocolate 15k, ITU, Tough Mudder in Chicago, and Moutain2Beach Marathon.

Support this family's amazing efforts by donating to their fundraising page!

Community Athlete: MGySgt Jonathan White at Dallas Rock N Roll Marathon

March 21, 2013

Dallas, TX – Throughout previous years, MGySgt White has been a massive supporter of the Semper Fi Fund and has been a great representative for us. He raised funds while spreading the mission of our need to support our injured service members. He is taking on a list of races, including the New Orleans RockNRoll Marathon, Dallas RNR, USA RNR, Historical Half Marathon, and the Army 10 miler. Thank you, Jonathan, for your efforts to raise funds and awareness!

Community Athlete: Jim Welshmann at Long Branch Half Marathon

March 21, 2013

Monmouth Beach, NJ – 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: John Hulsey-prior Cpl 85-87 at Ragnar So Cal

John Hulsey-Prior
March 21, 2013

Huntington Beach to San Diego, CA – While serving in the Marine Corps from 1985-87, John learned the full value of the Marines. Now he wants to give back to his fellow Marines.

Please join him in his fundraising efforts by donating to his fundraising page!

Community Athlete: John Hulsey-prior Cpl 85-87 at Navy Marathon

John Hulsey-Prior
March 21, 2013

Corpus Christi, TX – While serving in the Marine Corps from 1985-87, John learned the full value of the Marines. Now he wants to give back to his fellow Marines.

Please join him in his fundraising efforts by donating to his fundraising page!