Community Athlete: Darryl Cloud-prior at Flag City Multisport Celebration Triathlon

Darryl Cloud
March 21, 2013

Findlay, 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 Semper Fi Fund. He served in the Marine Corps and he 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, competing in the most races during the 2012 season. He plans to continue this momentum onward into this year!

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

Community Athlete: Darryl Cloud-prior at Strawberry Festival 10K

Darryl Cloud
March 21, 2013

Troy, 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 Semper Fi Fund. He served in the Marine Corps and he 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, competing in the most races during the 2012 season. He plans to continue this momentum onward into this year!

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

Community Athlete: Darryl Cloud-prior at Autocar Triathlon

Darryl Cloud
March 21, 2013

Richmond, IN – 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 Semper Fi Fund. He served in the Marine Corps and he 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, competing in the most races during the 2012 season. He plans to continue this momentum onward into this year!

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

Community Athlete: Darryl Cloud-prior at Let Your Colors Fly 5K

Darryl Cloud
March 21, 2013

Celena, 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 Semper Fi Fund. He served in the Marine Corps and he 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, competing in the most races during the 2012 season. He plans to continue this momentum onward into this year!

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

Community Athlete: Darryl Cloud-prior at Tri-For-Joe Triathlon

Darryl Cloud
March 21, 2013

Cinncinati, 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 Semper Fi Fund. He served in the Marine Corps and he 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, competing in the most races during the 2012 season. He plans to continue this momentum onward into this year!

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

Community Athlete: Darryl Cloud-prior at Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon

Darryl Cloud
March 21, 2013

Fredericksburg, VA – 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 Semper Fi Fund. He served in the Marine Corps and he 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, competing in the most races during the 2012 season. He plans to continue this momentum onward into this year!

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

Community Athlete: Darryl Cloud-Prior at Miami University Student Foundation Triathlon

Darryl Cloud
March 21, 2013

Oxford, 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 Semper Fi Fund. He served in the Marine Corps and he 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, competing in the most races during the 2012 season. He plans to continue this momentum onward into this year!

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

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

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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

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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.

PATRIOTS HOCKEY VS. LASD STARS: Featuring LA Kings Alumni PRESENTED BY TOYOTA

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.

SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2013
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 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

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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 »