Marine Corps League Porsche Raffle

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April 16, 2014

Sweetwater County, Wyoming - The LCpl Chance Phelps Detachment #1406, Marine Corps League, Sweetwater County, Wyoming is raffling off a one of a kind 1987 944 RSR (my Car) Porsche to support the Semper Fi Fund and the Chance Phelps Foundation. Included with the raffle is a High Performance Drivers Education Day, at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah. Read the rest of this entry »

One year later – still standing, still beautiful – Boston Strong

Celeste Corcoran visits site returns to the Boston Marathon Finish for the first time. from Dear World on Vimeo.
April 15, 2014

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. On this solemn occasion, we remember those who were lost, continue to pray for (and applaud the strength of) those who were injured, and reflect on the events of the past year that have underscored the incredible strength of Boston—the city and the people. Read the rest of this entry »

Happer Classic 2014

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April 12, 2014

Dresden, OH – The Harper Classic is an annual event honoring the life and sacrifice of Marine Sgt. Brad Harper who gave his life August 5, 2005, while serving his country in Iraq. This event consists of a Memorial Run with two distances, a 5 Miler or a 5K Run/Walk, and a Car Show. But the most important thing on display will be the Lima Company Eyes of Freedom Murals which is a Memorial that honors Brad and all of Ohio based Lima Company 3/25 that lost their lives while serving. Read the rest of this entry »

Steel Challenge Pistol Match

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April 12, 2014

Helena, MT - The Steel Challenge is a 5-stage steel challenge match. This great event to benefit the Semper Fi Fund is open to ALL shooters - novice to expert. Prizes will be awarded to the top shooters in each shooting class and 100% of the proceeds will go to the Semper Fi Fund.

Come on out for some great skill and great fun - for a great cause. Read the rest of this entry »

The Day of the Dog and the Veteran

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April 10, 2014

Orange, CA - This community event will be held Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 10am - 4pm at the Mara Brandon Equestrian Arena in Orange, CA. The 7 acre Equestrian Arena will be transformed into fundraising event with the 1st Annual Classic Car and Bike Show/Auction, A dog exhibit to include: A police K-9 Demo, Search and Rescue (bloodhound), Patrol Dog Demo, Narcotics Demo and Agility Demo. Read the rest of this entry »

MEDIA ALERT – Injured Veteran and Paralympian Comes to End of Cross-Country Fundraising Journey

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April 9, 2014

Camp Pendleton, CA - Double-amputee completes extraordinary feat with welcome home hosted by Semper Fi Fund

WHAT: Six months ago, Rob Jones embarked upon the journey of a lifetime, trekking over 5000 miles from coast to coast to raise funds and awareness for veteran charities, including the Semper Fi Fund, Read the rest of this entry »

Crossfit Havre de Grace 5k Red Coat Run

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April 7, 2014

Havre de Grace, MD – On May 3, 1813, British forces under the command of Rear Admiral George Cockburn burned the city of Havre de Grace to the ground for flying the United States flag. Come out and run with CrossFit Havre de Grace as we remember this event, 200 years later! Proceeds go to Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund. Read the rest of this entry »

Kayaking the Mississippi River: Source to Sea

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April 6, 2014

Helenville, WI – On June 1, Nic Doucette and Gabe Vasquez, both US Marines, will embark on a long, 2,522 mile kayaking trip from the source of the Mississippi River to the sea. Starting in Lake Itasca, Minnesota, traveling through Morgan City, Louisiana, the last community before ending in the Gulf of Mexico. You can track their progress and learn more about their adventure on Nic’s webpage and Facebook page. Read the rest of this entry »

Hot Wings for Heroes

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April 5, 2014

Jacksonville, NC - Every Monday in the month of May, Buffalo Wild Wings in Jacksonville, NC will be donating 10% of their proceeds to the Semper Fi Fund. Also, they will be selling BWW/SFF shirts all month long! Read the rest of this entry »

Beach Bocce Championship

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April 5, 2014

San Onofre Beach at Camp Pendleton, CA - This annual family event centers around a 32, 2 person team, Bocce tournament. Join us for a full day of fun with food, drinks and a killer surf spot. For more info, please contact Carly or Mike at sanjuansbc@gmail.com. Read the rest of this entry »

Paralympian on Cross-Country Cycling Journey Close to the Finish Line!

Rob Jones is followed by his brother, Steve Miller, in a moving truck they converted into a sleep area on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, in Murphysboro, Ill. (Steve Matzker / The Southern)
April 3, 2014

Wounded Marine Rob Jones' quest to raise $1 million for charities that supported his recovery

Bar Harbor, ME to San Diego, CA - Rob Jones has never taken the easy route. So it was no surprise that the U.S. Paralympian and combat-wounded retired Marine chose Bar Harbor, Maine, as the starting point for his epic cross-country cycling trek. He began his adventure back on October 14th and is now making his way down the coast to the sandy beaches of Southern California. He's due to complete his journey at Camp Pendleton, CA on April 12th - the perfect place for a Marine veteran to be welcomed by fellow Marines after cycling over 5,000 miles! Read the rest of this entry »

Being there for Boston

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April 2, 2014

Boston, MA - The Semper Fi Fund and its America's Fund Program had a heartwarming reunion dinner with our friends in Boston this past week.

The reunion started with the Celtics' owners hosting our Veterans to amazing court side seats for their Wednesday night game against the Toronto Raptors the night before the dinner. It was an amazing experience and, once again, we were welcomed Read the rest of this entry »

In Any Clime and Place – Even Antarctica!

Lt.Col William "Wild Bill" Conner finished the 2014 Antarctica Marathon in support of the Semper Fi Fund.
March 25, 2014

We hope you’ve been reading about the incredible adventure of Lieutenant Colonel William Conner—the 40-year-old Hawaii-based Marine who raised money for the Semper Fi Fund on March 9 by running a marathon … in Antarctica.

Bill’s fundraising goal was initially $17,750, to honor the USMC being founded in 1775. He raised his goal to $53,250 (17,750 x 3) and as of this writing is just over $46,000. His other goal was to reach 239 individual donors; Read the rest of this entry »

Semper Fi Open Golf Tournament 2014

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March 21, 2014

Vista, CA – Please join us for a great day of golf, entertainment, and dinner in support of our injured warriors and the Semper Fi Fund through the Annual Semper Fi Open Golf Tournament at the Shadowridge Golf Club to benefit the Semper Fi Fund on June 23, 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Student veteran organizes charity golf benefit

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March 21, 2014

By Jessica Wilson | Link to Article | Link to SFF Event Page | Link to AF Event Page
Beat Reporter
Published: Friday, March 21, 2014
Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014 04:03

On Sept. 13, 2011, Lance Corporal Kevin Honaker of the U.S. Marines was performing his mission of locating and deactivating IEDs (improvised explosive devices) in Afghanistan when one unexpectedly exploded beneath him, causing irreversible damage and forcing doctors to amputate both of his legs. Read the rest of this entry »