Cooper River Bridge Run 2014

January 17, 2014

Charleston, SC – The Cooper River Bridge Run is a world-class 10-K in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina. The Semper Fi Fund is excited about participating again this year and we would love to have you join our team! Read the rest of this entry »

Warriors for Wounded Warriors 2014

January 16, 2014

Lodi, CA – Please join the Vineyard Christian Middle School Warriors, Lodi Christian School and Jim Elliot Christian High School in honoring Petty Officer Garrett Hilscher and all the other warriors serving our country in a two mile run/walk around beautiful Lodi Lake. This event will conclude a three month fundraising campaign that the students and parents have organized. The Semper Fi Fund sincerely appreciates their continued support. Read the rest of this entry »

Proud Few Motorcycle Club Annual Fundraiser 2014

January 15, 2014

Hughesville, MD – The Proud Few Motorcycle Club is hosting their annual fundraiser once again to benefit the Semper Fi Fund!

The fundraiser will take place on March 22, 2014 at the American Legion Jameson-Harrison Post #238 in Hughesville, MD. Read the rest of this entry »

Global Triumph Video Game

January 15, 2014

Global Triumph is a free, long-term, purely Web-based war game. Its primary focus is on military strategy. For the first time ever, you can play the new Semper Fi Charity World in Global Triumph and benefit the Semper Fi Fund! 95% of the proceeds from the game will go to assist wounded and critically ill service members and their families. Please visit the website http://www.toomuchstupid.com/gt/charity/semperfi/ for more information to begin playing! Read the rest of this entry »

Wasabi Loco Fishing Adventures

January 14, 2014

Quintana Roo, México - Do you need a vacation? Are you ready to go fishing? Why not book a trip with Wasabi Loco Sport Fishing Adventures? When it comes to deep sea fishing, no one does it like they do!

These wonderful friends of the Fund have pledged a $10 donation from each charter trip to the Semper Fi Fund to benefit our wounded and ill service members and their families. Read the rest of this entry »

Great American Hero 5k/10k Obstacle Run 2014

January 14, 2014

Tracy, CA - Challenge yourself with the first obstacle run with modified obstacles for all levels of fitness. There will be a 5k and a 10k course with two levels of obstacles at each site and elite waves for those in top competitive fitness. "Elite Waves" are limited to 200 participants and will have the opportunity to win $300 in cash prize and Great American Hero bragging rights! Read the rest of this entry »

Semper Fi Fund Matching Challenge Raises $5 Million for Wounded, Critically Ill Veterans

January 13, 2014

Philanthropy News Digest | Link to Article | January 13, 2014

The Semper Fi Fund has announced that it raised $5 million through a holiday matching campaign to help support wounded and critically ill veterans.

The total, which is more than double the original two-month campaign goal, was supported by dollar-for-dollar matching donations from The Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation and Web site domain registration site GoDaddy, which Bob Parsons founded and serves as executive chair. After Semper Fi reached its original fundraising goal of $2 million, the Parsons Foundation pledged an additional $1.5 million in matching funds. Funds were raised via Semper Fi's dedicated donation page and at GoDaddy's checkout page, part of the company's program that allows customers to round up their purchase totals to the nearest dollar and effectively donate their spare change. Read the rest of this entry »

3rd Annual Shootout for Soldiers

January 10, 2014

Baltimore, MD - There will be a 24-hour lacrosse game benefiting wounded service members. The event seeks to educate communities about the challenges Veterans face and connects with service members while rallying to support organizations that are helping our nation’s heroes via the common bond of lacrosse. Participants play on one of two teams (Stars or Stripes) during a particular time slot with others of similar age and skill level. Other organizations benefiting are WWP and Army Ranger Lead the Way Fund. Read the rest of this entry »

Sgt. Michael Nicholson: Wounded Tampa Marine moves into smart home you helped build

January 10, 2014

Grayson Kamm | CBS WTSP TV, 10 News | 12:28 PM, Jan 9, 2014 | Link to Article
Tampa, Florida -- A special home in the works since last year has been turned over to its new owner, a Marine who lost both of his legs in Afghanistan.

Sergeant Mike Nicholson is moving into a smart home with incredible technology that you helped build.

After two-and-a-half years of recovery and pain, Read the rest of this entry »

Jerry Coleman, 1924-2014

January 10, 2014

San Diego, CA - “Jerry Coleman helped win six World Series and one World War.”

That statement alone, part of a moving tribute to Jerry made by broadcaster Keith Olbermann (view it here on YouTube), would be a remarkable obituary in and of itself, but it just scratches the surface of trying to describe the life of a truly amazing man and a highly decorated Marine pilot. Read the rest of this entry »

A Match Made in Heaven: Your $2.5 Million Becomes $5 Million!!

January 10, 2014

What a way to end 2013 and begin the new year!

Donors like you have come together in a big way to support the Semper Fi Fund in our mission to serve those who serve us all: You’ve met the GoDaddy/Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation matching donations challenge and pledged $2.5 million in this holiday season to support our efforts!

That means the power of your donations doubled, too—thanks to The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation and GoDaddy, that $2.5 million became Read the rest of this entry »

The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation – GoDaddy “Matching Challenge” Raises $5MM to Help Injured Service Members via the Semper Fi Fund

January 7, 2014

Campaign Matching Customer Donations Dollar-for-Dollar Exceeds Original Goal

Scottsdale, AZ - (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 | Via Virtual-Strategy Magazine - Link to Article

Semper Fi Fund, The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation and GoDaddy have announced the results of their two-month matching challenge. Thanks to GoDaddy, Bob and Renee Parsons and the hundreds of individual supporters who gave to the Semper Fi Fund this holiday season, the campaign raised an unprecedented $5 million - more than double the initial goal. Read the rest of this entry »

LMCI 2014 Motorcycle Raffle

January 7, 2014

St. Augustine FL The Leathernecks MC International will be hosting a fun motorcycle raffle to benefit the Semper Fi Fund. From February 1, 2014 to May 1, 2014, various chapters of the LMCI will be raffling off tickets to a fantastic 2014 Harley-Davidson Street Glide. 100% of the net proceeds will go to the Semper Fi Fund. Read the rest of this entry »

KWB & Arrowhead Ortho 2014 Charity Golf Event

January 6, 2014

Beaumont, CAKWB Wealth Managers Group and Arrowhead Orthopaedics are excited to team up in supporting the families of wounded service men and women by hosting a charity golf event. Read the rest of this entry »

Two-wheeled trek: Double amputee cycles cross country to raise money for vets

January 5, 2014

The Southern Illiniosan | January 02, 2014 1:00 am | By Dustin Duncan | Link to Article
Related Links | Rob Jones Journey

ALTO PASS — Rob Jones may have lost his legs in Afghanistan in 2010, but he has not lost his sense of adventure.

The retired Marine sergeant from Lovettsville, Va., is cycling from Bar Harbor, Maine to southern California in an effort to raise money for veterans.

Jones said his trip started in October and he has been riding about 35 miles a day. He has ridden a total of 2,093 miles Wednesday with his trip from Goreville to Von Jakob Winery & Brewery in Alto Pass. Jones said he has calculated his whole trip will be around 5,400 miles. He plans to finish his journey in April. Read the rest of this entry »