Baltimore, VA – The Quinntessential Gentleman's annual charity fundraiser, Bourbon & Bowties , will be held on May 8th this year at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. The proceeds for this event will go to Healthcare for the Homeless (HCH) and the Semper Fi Fund. Read the rest of this entry »
Washington, DC – 5th 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!
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.
Syracuse, NY – Please join the J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Veterans’ Issues and Support Initiative and Outreach Network (V.I.S.I.O.N), and the Syracuse University Racquetball Club for a two day campus wide racquetball tournament. Read the rest of this entry »
Villanova, PA – The NROTC unit at Villanova University is carrying on the tradition of fundraising for the Semper Fi Fund for the 7th consecutive year. With their ongoing help, the Semper Fi Fund will continue to give back to our wounded, ill and injured Service Members who have sacrificed so much on our behalf. Read the rest of this entry »
A Paralympics Profile
Sochi, Russia - On March 7, Fisht Olympic Stadium will host the opening ceremonies of the XI Paralympic Winter Games. Competitors in 10 disability categories will compete in five events—and Team Semper Fi athlete Jon Lujan (bilateral lower-leg paralysis) will be representing Team USA in alpine skiing. For details about televised coverage of the Paralympics, please see this press release. Read the rest of this entry »
The eyes of the sporting world have turned to Sochi, Russia, and the beginning of the XXII Olympic Winter Games.
Exactly one month after the opening ceremonies, though—on March 7—Fisht Olympic Stadium will play host to a second opening ceremony: that of the XI Paralympic Winter Games, a 10-day celebration of athleticism and competitive spirit Read the rest of this entry »
MORE SPORTS | Posted: 2014/03/04 | Source: SI | Link to Video
On Tuesday's SI Now, BJ Ganem and Cedric King of the Semper Fi Fund discuss how Team Semper Fi backed their personal and athletic goals, playing Wounded Warrior Football with NFL stars, and how sports help people heal. Read the rest of this entry »
New York, NY - The Semper Fi Fund is thrilled to announce that we have been chosen as a charity partner for the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon! Join our team for this exclusive race and run for our injured and critically ill service members.
You must raise $3,000 for our mission, plus registration fees.
When you join our team, you will receive the following benefits:
· Guaranteed entry into the world famous New York City Marathon!
· Exclusive Semper Fi Fund Team shirt, cinch sac, and dri-fit sweatshirt
· Invitation to a pre-race dinner with other Semper Fi Fund runners
· Timely updates from our race coordinator
· The heartfelt thanks of the injured Marines, Sailors, Airmen and Soldiers you will be supporting!
For more information, please contact our Race Coordinator, Elizabeth O'Connell by email at Elizabeth.Oconnell@semperfifund.org. Spots are limited. Please put NYC Marathon in the subject line.
TCS New York City Marathon description: The marathon course is a 26.2-mile block party through the world’s most diverse city, and has been a model for big-city marathons around the world. Learn more on the ING NYC Marathon website!
Join our Semper Fi Fund Community Athletes Facebook group for announcements, race photos, training and fundraising tips at http://ow.ly/lHytV
11th Annual Military Appreciation Day hosted by Swansboro Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs CommitteeMarch 3, 2014
Swansboro, NC - The town of Swansboro will once again hold the 11th Annual Military Appreciation Day, hosted by Swansboro Chamber of Commerce's Military Affairs Committee
The Semper Fi Fund will have a booth there, so please stop by and say hi! Read the rest of this entry »
MCAS Cherry Point, NC - The 2014 Air Show will be held aboard the East Coast's premiere Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, NC 28533. MCAS Cherry Point is centrally located in Havelock, NC. The air show is a short drive from anywhere in eastern NC.
The Semper Fi Fund will have a booth at the show, so come by and visit us and enjoy a day of free family fun! Read the rest of this entry »
Appalachian Trail, USA - Marine & Army veteran J.A. Harris will hike the entire length of the Appalachian Trail, which runs 2,180 miles through 14 states, from 8 April – 15 Aug, all to raise funds an awareness for the Semper Fi Fund's mission.
J.A. has set a goal of raising $25,000 for our mission and he is asking everyone to please help him by making a donation through his fundraising page: Read the rest of this entry »
Camp Lejeune, NC - The Marine South Expo is co-sponsored by and held at Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune. Marine South commands from Camp Lejeune; Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point and Marine Corps Air Station, New River are among the attendees.
Held since 1993, this annual exposition showcases the latest innovative displays, trailblazing computer simulations and state-of-the-art technology systems and equipment designed specifically for the U.S. Marine Corps. Courtesy of the Marine South Expo, the Semper Fi Fund will, once again, have a booth there, spreading the word about our mission! Read the rest of this entry »
Growing up in Zephyr Hills, Florida, Tyler Jeffries seemed to be on a fast track to living every young boy’s dream. With the ability to throw an 87-mile-per-hour fastball in high school, Tyler had a promising college baseball career in front of him. A spot on a major league team seemed well within reach.
Then he tore his UCL in his elbow—his ulnar collateral ligament. The injury was devastating to his baseball dreams. He had to start thinking about alternatives. Read the rest of this entry »
Dear Semper Fi Fund,
I can't thank you enough for all that you have done for me and my family. You have given so much selflessly and that means so much to me. Because of you guys and the grants you have given me, I am able to stay in school and maintain an A/B average.
Thank you for all that you do for our MARINES!
Thanks and SEMPER FI!