A Gift of Time, A Memoir - Duane St. John was a New Jersey teenager and Marine Reservist when the Korean War's surprise outbreak caught America's military unprepared. About to start college in hopes of later joining his family's business, Duane, whose ancestors fought in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, suddenly found himself in Camp Pendleton and then on a troop carrier headed to Wonson. One month later, he and about 15,000 other members of the First Marine Division found themselves surrounded by 120,000 Chinese soldiers in -30F degree weather. Read the rest of this entry »
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 »
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 »
Team Semper Fi member Josh Sweeney scores winning goal in sled hockey and helps bring home the gold for Team USA!March 17, 2014
Sochi Russia - Sgt. Josh Sweeney, a Marine veteran from Phoenix, Arizona (double above-the-knee amputee) and member of Team Semper Fi scored the winning 1-0 goal over Russia in ice sled hockey this Saturday, bringing home the gold-medal for Team USA for the second year-in-a-row. This victory for Team USA Read the rest of this entry »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »