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 »

Congratulations to Our Sochi Superstars!

Team USA sled hockey team takes home the gold medal for the second year in-a-row.
March 21, 2014

It’s hard to believe that the XI Paralympic Winter Games have come and gone. The incredible athletes of Team USA returned home with a total of 18 medals—9 bronze, 7 silver and 2 gold—and a level of pride and respect that simply can’t be measured. Read the rest of this entry »

Comedy Hour and Night at the Races

March 21, 2014

Cheltenham, PA – Presentation Parish will host the third annual Comedy Hour and Night at the Races in support of the Semper Fi Fund and our wounded, ill and injured service members. This will be a night filled with hilarious comedy, video horse races, games of chance and great food. Read the rest of this entry »

Skylla Engineering presents 2014 Cooper River Bridge Run Pasta Dinner to Support the Semper Fi Fund!

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March 20, 2014

Mount Pleasant, SC - Join us from 5:30PM - 8:30Pm on Friday, April 4th for a past dinner in support of the Semper Fi Fund and the 2014 Cooper River Bridge Run! 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Semper Fi Fund and our injured military heroes! Read the rest of this entry »

2nd Annual MRC Charity Golf Open

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March 18, 2014

San Marcos, CA - Come on out and join the MRC team as they host this second annual golf tournament to benefit the Semper Fi Fund. Get ready for some fun, sun, pars, birdies, & eagles! Read the rest of this entry »

On Wisconsin: Little paddling experience but plenty of heart

Nic Doucette, a former U.S. Marine, began planning his trip down the Mississippi River last summer. He grew up in Jefferson, spent four years in the service and is now a student studying business at UW-Whitewater. JOHN HART — State Journal
March 17, 2014

March 16, 2014 9:00 am • BARRY ADAMS | Wisconsin State Journal | badams@madison.com | 608-252-6148 | Link to article

HELENVILLE, WI — Nic Doucette is organized, in shape and determined.

And by the time he heads back to classes at UW-Whitewater next fall, he should also be an expert with a paddle. His real goal, however, is to raise money for his comrades in the U.S. armed services injured in the line of duty. Read the rest of this entry »

Atlantic Owls vs 4th ANGLICO, Charity Softball Game!

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March 17, 2014

Boca Raton, FL – Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Women's softball team, the Florida Atlantic Owls will be playing against local Marines (4th ANGLICO) in a Charity Softball Game to benefit the Semper Fi Fund and the local Marine Birthday Ball committee. Read the rest of this entry »

4th Annual Benefit Rock Concert

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March 14, 2014

Oceanside, CA - The Mission Vista High School is hosting their 4th Annual Benefit Rock Concert to benefit the Semper Fi Fund. Come join us for an evening of fantastic, fun music provided by the amazingly talented MVHS Rock bands and soloists! Read the rest of this entry »

Burton Charity Classic Golf Tournament

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March 12, 2014

Scottsdale, AZ - Please join us for our 25th Annual Burton Charity Classic Golf Tournament (BCCGT-14) in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona at the Scottsdale Silverado Golf Course on June 7, 2014 from 6am to 4pm. Read the rest of this entry »

6th Annual Push Ups for Patriots

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March 12, 2014

Avon, CT – Held each year in the Tiernan Wrestling Room, the event features groups of faculty, students, and friends of AOF doing push-ups in rotations for a period of 24 hours. Read the rest of this entry »

5th Annual Semper FI 5K

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March 11, 2014

Washington, DC5th Annual Semper FI 5K will be held on May 10, 2014 at 9:00AM (rain or shine) at Anacostia Park in Washington, DC. Please come out and run or walk for this fun event and show your support for our wounded, injured, and critically ill service members and their families!

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Click here to see the course map and for full race details please visit the Semper Fi 5K website.

All proceeds from the race will be donated to the Semper Fi Fund. The registration rates will rise over time, so please sign up early to lock in a low registration fee and ensure your spot in this year's race. Click here to register.