Rallye Basilone with Dana Point Concours d’Elegance

Rallye Basilone with Dana Point Concours d’Elegance
March 20, 2013

Dana Point, CA – Celebrating more than three decades of Southern California's automotive heritage, the Orange County Collector Car & Motorcycle Weekend will host thousands of enthusiasts and families to an exceptional three-day weekend of parties, tours, art exhibits and of course, Sunday's marquee event, the Dana Point Concours d'Elegance®. The Orange County Collector Car and Motorcycle WeekendTM also invites guests to participate in its first ever, exclusive Rallye Basilone Historic Tour, which features a private tour through the U.S. Marine Corps Camp Pendleton Base, the West Coast's largest military base, via the legendary Basilone Road.

Schedule of Events:
FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2013
9:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Rallye Basilone Historic Tour at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. An exclusive group of 200 cars will depart from the St. Regis at Monarch Beach and cruise down historic, Basilone Road to the base for a full-day's activities.

9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.Festival in the Park in Fields A and B
Hot Rods • Customs • Special Coach Bodies • Military "Then and Now"
6:00p.m. – 8:30p.m.Concours Reception* and Silent Auction on South Lawn

SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 2013
6:00a.m.Exhibitors Line-up on the Golf Course
9:30a.m. Gates Open for the prestigious, Dana Point Concours d'Elegance®
9:30a.m. Judging Commences
10:00a.m. Exhibitor Interviews
11:30a.m. Judging Concludes
11:30a.m. Opening Ceremony with Flyover
12:30p.m. Awards Ceremony
4:00p.m. Conclusion of the Orange County Collector Car and Motorcycle Week
*To attend, please purchase a Concours Reception ticket.

Semper Fi Fund, MarSoc Foundation and The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation are the official charities.

For more information please visit their website or download the event flyer.

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Benefit for Terrific Tots

March 19, 2013

Triangle, VA – This fund-raising event will be the 18th Annual Terrific Tots Golf Tournament to benefit children in need. Proceeds will benefit Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Greater Prince William County and the Semper Fi Fund Kids Camp.

The tournament will have a shotgun start at 9:00am at the beautiful Forest Greens Golf Course. Click here to download the registration form.

Our Camp's Mission: The Semper Fi Fund hopes to engage the children of injured service members and provide them with unique activities and challenges, where they will experience success as an individual and as a member of a team. Activities will facilitate bonding of youth with a mentor who will serve as the focal point for follow-on support during the school year. Please visit outdoorodyssey.org to learn more.

First State Detachment Marine Corps League Golf Tournament

March 19, 2013

Berlin, MD – On June 6, 2013, the First State Detachment Marine Corps League (MCL) will host their 8th Annual Golf Tournament to support and promote several charities. The Semper Fi Fund is one of the charities of choice for the tournament.

For more information about the tournament please see the First State Detachment website.

Download the registration form and the sponsorship form!

Event Schedule:

7:45 am – Check In, Continental Breakfast and Practice Range available
9:00 am – Shotgun Start

Lunch will be catered by the Ocean City Golf Club including a chef attended carving station!

Registration fee is $90 and it includes greens fees with cart, range balls, beverages, lunch and many giveaways!

Corporal Tyler Southern

March 19, 2013

Corporal Tyler Southern Tyler was on his second deployment to Afghanistan in 2010 when he lost both of his legs above the knees and his right arm above the elbow after stepping on an Improvised Explosive Device (IED). The Semper Fi fund offered Tyler family support grants when he was first hospitalized so that his family could remain by his side during recovery.

Tyler retired from Active duty on September 21, 2012 in front of a large crowd of family, friends, and fellow Marines at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Read the rest of this entry »

2nd Annual Charity Softball Game – FAU Women’s Owls Softball vs. United States Marines

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March 15, 2013

Boca Raton, Florida – 2nd Annual Charity Softball Game: FAU Women's Owls Softball vs. United States Marines will take place on Sunday April 21st at 6:00PM at Florida Atlantic University Campus Softball Field.

Directions to the Softball Stadium:
Follow I-95 or the Turnpike to Glades Road. Go east to the third traffic light past I-95. Turn left into the FAU main entrance. Proceed straight until you reach Volusia Street and make a left. Immediately after passing the FAU Arena, make a right turn and follow the road all the way around until you reach the parking lot for the FAU Softball Stadium.
$5 entry fee (cash & check), $3 for FAU students – make checks payable to Semper Fi Fund.

Tickets sold at gate and additional donations accepted at the game! Download the event flyer for more information.

Contact Frank D'Amato USMC Ret. 561-542-0333 or 1stSgt Clark or Cpl Vopal 561-683-4443

Team Semper Fi competes in 2013 Marine Corps Trials

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March 7, 2013

The 2013 Marine Corps Trials were held at Camp Pendleton, CA from February 27 – March 7, 2013. This year nearly 300 injured Marines and allied service members participated in the trials, including athletes from Australia, Canada, Colombia, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Of course veteran US Marines, and Marines from Wounded Warrior Battalions East and West, were also at Camp Pendleton competing for a spot on the all-Marine team that will represent the US Marine Corps at the Warrior Games in May. Congrats to all of our Team Semper Fi members who competed! Read the rest of this entry »

Community Athlete: Thomas Gerhard and Nick Conroy

March 5, 2013

Camp Pendleton, CA to Camp Lejeune, NC – I will be riding my Trek Carbon 8700 ZX from Camp Pendleton, CA to Camp Lejeune,NC for a total of 2,946.7 miles, 109 miles a day for 27 days. I plan on starting my journey at the end of April. I will continue to update all my info through my facebook page. I appecriate the support from everyone!

UPDATE: Nick Conroy has decided to ride beside me, and Dominic Herbert has voluntered to be our safety driver. I am honored to have these two men I would call brothers join me in this ride.

Support their efforts by donating to their fundraising page!

Give From the Heart with Art

Give From The Heart With Art
March 5, 2013

Oceanside, CA – Take part in giving with art! Join in the fun while an artist guides you step-by-step in replicating the pictured, Palm Sunset. At the end of this event you’ll take home your very own personal piece of art! Not only will you have an experience of a lifetime, you will be making a difference! Wine & Canvas will be donating a portion of the proceeds to the Semper Fi Fund! Please download the flyer or visit the website for more information.

Mustachio March

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March 5, 2013

Denver, CO – Friends, family, and firefighters in Colorado are growing MUSTACHIOS to support the Semper Fi Fund! Keep an eye out for these hairy upper lips as they attempt to raise $3,000 for the our wounded and critically ill service members and their families. To celebrate their goal, they will get together at a private party at the end of the month to compare mustaches. 100% of the funds raised will benefit the Semper Fi Fund.

Please visit the fundraising page for more information and your chance to support their effort!

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Hello Betty Fish House Taco Truck

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March 5, 2013

Oceanside, CA – Sage Restaurant Group along with the Semper Fi Fund invite you to experience a sneak peak of the Hello Betty Fish House coming to Oceanside early 2014! Stop by March 13th 11am – 2pm for our pop-up restaurant via food truck at Pier View & Ditmar near the Civic Center. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Semper Fi Fund.

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Rolling Thunder XXVI

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March 5, 2013

Dumfries, VA – The Vietnam Vets/Legacy Vets MC of Virginia invite you to join them for Rolling Thunder XXVI at the Old Mine Ranch in Dumfries, VA.

Doug (Packit) Sivigny graciously invited Semper Fi Fund to attend the event so that we could share our mission.

They will have catered food, live bands and bonfires both Friday and Saturday night. Camping for the weekend is $20 a person/$30 per couple. Day passes are $10 a person.

For more information please contact Packit by email, or download the event flyer.

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Dream Machines: Action Track Wheelchairs Bring Independence to our Service Members

Action Track Wheelchair
March 1, 2013

Several of our catastrophically injured service members have started down their new path of life after months of rehabilitation. They still have desires to be independent and do the things they once did, but they are now limited due to the loss of multiple limbs. A new path of life requires a new method of transportation, and that is why the Semper Fi Fund assisted these Marines with a dream machine: a wheelchair with a track instead of wheels. Read the rest of this entry »

Ride 430: Powered by the Free Wheel Foundation

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February 28, 2013

Arizona – The Ride 430 Challenge is a non-profit cycling event that helps give America's injured military service people and their families hope and assistance as they travel the road to recovery. This year's race will begin on October 9th and complete on October 12th as the group rides through the beautiful mountains of northern Arizona, passing through historic towns such as Wickenburg, Prescott, Strawberry, and Payson before finally arriving in Scottsdale under police escort.

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The Ride is a four-day, 430-miles challenge in which cyclists must complete more than 100 miles each day, including mountain climbs. In addition to training and completing the ride, participants must fundraise, with the average rider raising more than $6,600 for the cause, more per rider than any event of its kind. Money raised by the Ride 430 Challenge supplements military assistance and bridges gaps to help injured service people and families who lost loved ones recover. Our funding helps provide everything from financial assistance, scholarships and adaptive sports equipment for injured heroes to camps for kids who've lost a parent in combat. Read more about the ride.

Registration for the 2013 Ride430 Challenge will open March 1st, 2013. This year the group of riders has a new route that will bring a challenge, physically, that few of them have faced. With over 16,000 feet of vertical climbing, this coarse will test the legs of even our most experienced riders.

The real challenge, however, will not be the ride; The challenge will be making sure that our injured heroes and their families are taken care of. As the rest of the country wrestles with politics and economic issue, we still have heroes and families with incredible needs. Join in the ride430 to raise funds and awareness in support of the many servicemen and women who are currently on the road to recovery.

Visit the website for more information about this unique event.

If you want to help but cannot participate in the ride itself, you can sponsor one of the riders! To make a donation or to sponsor a rider, click here.

An Evening with the Semper Fi Fund

February 28, 2013

New York, New York – Invitation only: an informational dinner with business leaders, loyal donors, and future supporters to share and promote the mission of the Semper Fi Fund. The evening will include cocktails, dinner, testimonials by our service members, our guest speaker General James F. Amos, the Commandant of the Marine Corps, and an auction of service-member made items.

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This event was made possible thanks in part to the generosity of our sponsors. The Semper Fi Fund is extremely grateful for the support of TriWest, and also for John and Carole Dowd and their generous contribution. We are excited to have this opportunity to share our crucial mission. Thank you!

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Cooper River Bridge Run 2013

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February 28, 2013

Charleston, SC – The Cooper River Bridge Run is a world-class 10-K in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina. The Semper Fi Fund is excited about participating again this year and we would love to have you join our team!

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**Registration Now Open**
Date: April 6, 2013
Time: 8:00 am
Location: Mt. Pleasant/Charleston, SC
Fundraising: $300 recommended
Registration Options:
1) $40 until 2/15/2013 or $45 until sell out (38,500)
2) $150 Charity Bib with Semper Fi Fund logo

**Here are two options to run in support of the Semper Fi Fund**
1) $40 until 2/15/2013 or $45 until sell out (38,500)
– Go to Cooper River Bridge Run to register for the race. You have two options for fundraising either through Active or Crowdrise.
– Active: a fundraising page will automatically be created for you.
– Crowdrise: go to Semper Fi Fund Team on CrowdRise and click the "I'm already registered but want to fundraise" text to create your fundraising page.

2) $150 Charity Bib with Semper Fi Fund logo
– Go to Semper Fi Fund Team and click Charity Registration to register for a charity bib until they sell out.
– It's a $150 fundraising minimum and at the end of the registration process, you will guarantee your minimum with a credit card and create a fundraising page.

If you have any questions about participating in the Cooper River Bridge Run, please contact Elizabeth O'Connell by email or by calling 516-567-6014

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