Community Athlete: Darryl Cloud-prior at Flying Angel 5k

Darryl Cloud
March 21, 2013

Anna, OH – Darryl is a long term supporter of the Semper Fi Fund. He has participated in multiple races over the years, fundraising each year for the fund. He served in the Marine Corps and wants to support his brother and sisters in arms. He competed in 20 events in 2012 with more planned for the 2013 season! He is the most active member of our Community athletes with competing in the most races during the 2012 season and plans to continue this momentum onward.

Please support his effort to help out our service members during their time of need by donating to his fundraising page!

CBS News segment features Semper Fi Fund

March 21, 2013

In commemoration of the 10 year anniversary of the Iraq invasion, CBS news correspondent David Martin revisited the story of Sergeant Eddie Wright, one of the first Marines helped by the Semper Fi Fund. Eddie, a double amputee, opens up to David about the new battles he is fighting at home, and the challenges he faces both emotionally and physically on a daily basis. The Semper Fi Fund was there when Eddie was first injured in 2004 and continues to support him and his family today in a number of different ways, including counseling that saved his marriage. Read the rest of this entry »

9th Annual Poker Run Hot Rod & Motorcycle Rally

9th Annual Poker Run Hot Rod & Motorcycle Rally logo
March 20, 2013

Temecula, CA – The Brotherhood of Marine Riders invite everyone to join in their continued support of the Semper Fi Fund by attending their 9th Annual Poker Run on May 18, 2013.The event has expanded to include a Hot Rod Show and Biker Games, along with a change in venue to accommodate a larger crowd.

All Bikes & Hot Rods are welcome. Fee is $20 single/$10 each passenger. Your charitable contribution will cover the Poker Run entry, BBQ lunch, and live entertainment.

Poker Run registration will take place from 9:00 – 11:00 am at The Chopper Gallery, 28860 Old Town Front Street, Suite B6 in Temecula (just north of Quiad H-D). Rally gates open at 11:00 a.m. at Wild West Arena, 32150 Grand Ave, Winchester, CA 92596.

This year's poker run will include tons of prizes and a good time. Cash prizes awarded to entries in best Bike & Hot Rod contests. A custom Harley Davidson raffle will be drawn at the rally (minimum of 750 tickets must be sold).

For more information or to register, please see the Brotherhood of Marine Riders' website.

Download the event flyer.


March 20, 2013

Los Angeles, CA – Patriots Hockey is a SoCal ice hockey team comprised of all military members: 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 it forward to the military community.

Come support the Patriots Hockey Club as they play the LA County Sheriff's STARS on Thursday, April 18th at the STAPLES Center in efforts to raise funds for the Semper Fi Fund! Each team will include members of the LA Kings Alumni, PRESENTED BY TOYOTA.

Join friends, family, and fellow Warriors, and enjoy the excitement of LA KINGS Hockey as they take on the Columbus Blue Jackets right afterwards at 7:30PM.

Ticket sales and in-game donations will benefit the Semper Fi Fund. Please visit the website or contact Marv Floer at 586.864.6482 for more information.

Download the event flyer.

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.

Rallye Basilone with Dana Point Concours d’Elegance

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 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

Florida Atlantic University Logo
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

Marine Corps Trials awards
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

Mustachio March Group Photo
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

Hello Betty Fish House Flyer
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.

Hello Betty Fish House Flyer

Rolling Thunder XXVI

Vetnam Vets MC
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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