Lance Corporal Robert “Drew” Mendez, USMC

April 13, 2014

The first time Drew saw an example of the brotherhood of the Marine Corps, he was about 8 or 9 years old in his home town of Kingsville, Texas, just south of Corpus Christi.

“I was raised by my grandparents,” Drew recalls, “and they owned a bar. I used to go over there a lot in the summers, count the quarters from the pool table, help clean up, that sort of thing. My grandpa served in Korea, he was a member of the 1st Marine Division, and he used to wear a 1st Marine Division hat. Read the rest of this entry »

Happer Classic 2014

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 »

Wounded Warrior Rides Bike Across Country

April 12, 2014

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San Diego, CA - If riding from Maine to California isn't impressive enough, Rob Jones did it without the use of his lower legs. NBC 7's Steven Luke has his story. Read the rest of this entry »

Steel Challenge Pistol Match

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

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

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 »

Registration Fees and Fundraising Requirements for the 2014 MCM

April 8, 2014

<<<< Link Back to 2014 MCM Page

REGISTRATION FEES AND FUNDRAISING REQUIREMENTS:

SFF Team Fee Fundraising Requirement Fundraising Deadline MCM Entry Fee
MCM Individual $50.00 $500.00 August 1st $110.00
MCM Team Captain $50.00 $500.00 August 1st $110.00
MCM Team Member $50.00 $500.00 August 1st $110.00
10K Individual $50.00 $100.00 August 1st $50.00
10K Team Captain $50.00 $100.00 August 1st $50.00
10K Team Member $50.00 $100.00 August 1st $50.00
Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon $50.00 $200.00 April 15th $65.00
Fundraiser Only - Individual $50.00 $100.00 September 15th N/A
Fundraiser Only - Team Captain $50.00 $100.00 September 15th N/A
Fundraiser Only - Team Member $50.00 $100.00 September 15th N/A

Cleveland Condiment’s “Jahlopahno” Horseradish

April 7, 2014

Cleveland, OH - Cleveland Condiment Company has pledged to donate $.25 from each jar of their Jahlopahno Horseradish. This organic horseradish has more kick and goes to supporting our wounded and ill service members and their families. Visit the website for more information and to order your jar today http://clediments.com/collections/frontpage/products/jahlopahno Read the rest of this entry »

Crossfit Havre de Grace 5k Red Coat Run

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

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

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

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!

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

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 »

Boston Strong — “This year is the perfect time for me”

March 31, 2014

Boston, MA - Siobhan Cooper and her husband Ted had just returned home to Boston after a red-eye flight following a friend’s wedding. They arrived back in their apartment in the Fenway area of the city and laid down to rest at about 2:30 p.m.

Minutes later, their cell phones began buzzing and ringing with calls from concerned friends and family members asking Siobhan and Ted if they were all right. Read the rest of this entry »