YOU CAN LEAD A MARINE TO WATER…

Paddling Practice Nic Doucette, a 2005 graduate of Jefferson High School, will be paddling 2,552 miles to raise $25,000 for the Semper Fi Fund, a nonprofit organization that helps veterans recover from catastrophic injuries in a number of ways. He will kayak the entire length of the Mississippi River this summer. He will start at Lake Itasca in Minnesota on May 31, and spend approximately two-and-a-half months paddling south until he reaches the Gulf of Mexico. Pictured above left, Doucette kayaks on the Rock River last week as he trains for his trip.
May 14, 2014

There are a lot of ways to help raise money for the Semper Fi Fund that we’ve posted to our fundraising page—but none of them involve kayaking 2,552 miles from one end of the Mississippi River to the other.

That’s exactly what Marine Corporal Nic Doucette is planning to do beginning May 31, 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Birdie Drive for Semper Fi

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May 9, 2014

Conway, AR – Hayden Williams and Justin Adkisson are asking for personal and corporate pledges for every birdie recorded by their team during a three day golf tournament. The Golf Pro at the Conway Country Club will validate every birdie made. Read the rest of this entry »

6th Annual Stars and Stripes Charity Tournament

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May 9, 2014

Nokesville, VA – Two brothers, both Army veterans, will host their 6th Annual Stars and Stripes Charity Softball Tournament. They are looking for 8 teams for this COED tournament which will be one day only and every team is guaranteed to play three games. Read the rest of this entry »

Patriots Hockey – Charity Ice Hockey Game

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May 6, 2014

Aliso Viejo CA - Are you a big Hockey fan? Be sure to come out and watch the Patriots Hockey team face off against the Anaheim Police Departments' SoCal Leafs in an exciting Ice hockey game to benefit the Semper Fi Fund. Read the rest of this entry »

Operation Appreciation

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May 6, 2014

Oceanside, CA - As a way of showing our appreciation for our military families, the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce wants to invite you to enjoy a day of festivities at "Operation Appreciation." Come enjoy free food, music and lots of games and activities for kids. Please stop by the Semper Fi Fund booth near the band shell and eating area. Read the rest of this entry »

Wet and Wild 5k Fun Run-Walk

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May 6, 2014

Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan – The 3rd annual Wet and Wild 5k Fun Run/Walk will involve members of the military community in Okinawa, Japan.

25% of the funds raised will benefit the Semper Fi Fund. Read the rest of this entry »

Read, White & Blue

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May 6, 2014

North Port, FL - This event is designed to show our love and appreciation for the US troops and everything they do to keep us safe and protected. The list of participants below have all donated their books and/or money to help bring this event to life; for that I offer a sincere and heartfelt "THANK YOU." The money donated has been spent to purchase the grand prize offered below with the remainder of the money to be donated directly to the Semper Fi Fund. Read the rest of this entry »

SEMPER FI FUND: “Serving Those Who Preserve Our Freedom”

May 2, 2014

By Amanda Causey | Link to Article

This story begins in the spring of 2003 when the U.S. military mission Operation Iraqi Freedom began. The engagement’s first wave of wounded Marines and sailors landed at Camp Pendleton, a U.S. Marine Corps Base in California. There, Karen Guenther, a registered nurse and spouse of an active-duty Marine, saw firsthand the challenges they faced as they returned from Iraq. Read the rest of this entry »

Veteran begins cross-country trek by horseback

Raymond Avery and Matt Litrell shake hands facing the Atlantic ocean before turning west on their cross country trip on horseback to benefit the Semper Fi fund on Thursday morning.
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May 2, 2014

By THOMAS BRENNAN - Thomas.Brennan@JDNews.com
Published: Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 16:56 PM. | Link to Article

More than one year ago, Matt Littrell sat at his kitchen table staring intently at his pistol, wondering whether the next day was worth living for.

Now he hopes to show the nation’s veterans that it is.

He said he realized there was a greater good he could accomplish by sending a message to those who may someday contemplate suicide. Over the next eight months, Littrell will ride horseback from Camp Lejeune to Camp Pendleton, Calif., to raise money for the Semper Fi Fund and raise awareness that suicide is letting the enemy win the battle from across the globe. Read the rest of this entry »

Benefit for Terrific Tots Golf Tournament

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May 1, 2014

Triangle, VA – This fund-raising event will be the 19th 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Bronkers Tap Room

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May 1, 2014

Yonkers, NY – Marine Corps Veteran Fred Furey is organizing a raffle at the Bronkers Tap House. The raffle will include a 10 piece Sylvania Surround Sound 5.1 Dolby Speaker System with a DVD Player and Asus 10.1 Tablet with a detachable keyboard and carrying case. Fred and Lisa Furey from Lyrus Networks generously donated these items. Read the rest of this entry »

Service Members Compete In Cowboy Challenge

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May 1, 2014

Escondido, CA - Nine veteran and active duty service members from around the country are city slickers not more as they compete for bragging rights as real-life saddle stars in the 5th annual Semper Fi Cowboy Challenge

Link to Article | Source: KSWB - San Diego, CA Read the rest of this entry »

Service members saddle up for cowboy challenge

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May 1, 2014

San Diego, California News Station - KFMB Channel 8 - cbs8.com | Link to Article
Posted: Apr 30, 2014 5:01 PM EDT Updated: Apr 30, 2014 5:01 PM EDT
By Alicia Summers, Reporter - bio | email

SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - For the fifth year in a row, the injured athletes of Team Semper Fi and Team America’s Fund are saddling up for an incredible challenge. Ten veteran and active duty service members, some of them amputees, will learn the skills to become cowboys, then go head-to-head in the ring - and they have just three days to do it. Read the rest of this entry »

Team Semper Fi and Team America’s Fund Athletes Saddle Up For Cowboy Challenge

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April 30, 2014

Injured and Ill Athletes Go Head-to Head in the Annual Horseman Competition

Escondido, CA - For the fifth year in a row, the injured athletes of Team Semper Fi and Team America’s Fund are saddling up for an incredible challenge. Read the rest of this entry »

5th Annual Purple Heart Dash

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April 26, 2014

Seattle, WA - On Monday, May 26, 2014, the University of Washington Semper Fi Society is holding it's 5th annual 5K individual and team challenge race to benefit the Semper Fi Fund. Please visit their website for registration and information. Read the rest of this entry »