8th Annual Leatherneck 5k Run/Walk

March 11, 2014

NAS Patuxent River, MD – The 8th Annual Leatherneck 5K Run/Walk will take place May 17th along the beautiful Patuxent River and Chesapeake Bay inside the gates of NAS Patuxent River. You can run or walk the 5K. Read the rest of this entry »

Syracuse University Campus Wide Racquetball Tournament

March 11, 2014

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 University NROTC Semper Fi Fund 5K Fundraiser

March 11, 2014

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 »

Bourbon and Bowties 2014

March 8, 2014

Baltimore, MD – 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 »

Stars of Sochi: Sgt. Jon Lujan

March 7, 2014

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 Paralympics Are Here – Meet Our Team Semper Fi Athletes!

March 5, 2014

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 »

SI Now: Semper Fi Fund helps veterans heal through sports

March 5, 2014

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 »

2014 TCS NYC Marathon

March 4, 2014

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. Read the rest of this entry »

11th Annual Military Appreciation Day hosted by Swansboro Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Committee

March 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 Air Show 2014

March 3, 2014

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 »

J. A. Harris – 2014 Appalachian Trail Fundraiser

March 3, 2014

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Marine South Expo

March 3, 2014

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 »

Specialist Four Tyler Jeffries, U.S. Army

March 3, 2014

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 »

In their own words – a service member’s word of thanks

March 3, 2014

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!

10 Questions for a Marine with Prosthetic Legs Bicycling Cross-Country

March 2, 2014

Riding Across the United States - Marine combat engineer Rob Jones was serving in Afghanistan in 2010 when an improvised explosive device claimed both his legs. Now 28 and fitted with a pair of prosthetic legs, Rob is bicycling cross-country to give back to the charitable organizations that he says, “were there for me in my darkest hours.” He began his journey October 14 in Bar Harbor, Maine, and hopes to raise $1 million by the time he reaches San Diego, California. Read the rest of this entry »