10th Annual Poker Run Hot Rod & Motorcycle Rally

January 23, 2014

Temecula, CA – The Brotherhood of Marine Riders would like to invite everyone to join in their continued support of the Semper Fi Fund by attending their 10th Annual Poker Run on May 17, 2014. The event has expanded to include a Hot Rod Show and Biker Games, along with a change in venue to accommodate a larger crowd. Read the rest of this entry »

An Evening with the Semper Fi Fund at the World Trade Center, NYC

January 23, 2014

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New York, NY - The Semper Fi Fund will be hosting its annual NYC invitational "Evening with the Semper Fi Fund" where our supporters and those we support come together for an intimate evening, full of special guests who share our passion for our mission and those we serve.

Held annually to discuss our mission and raise awareness of the challenges our service members and their families face, the Evening with the Semper Fi Fund is a wonderful opportunity for those who "can make a difference" to gather together and discuss strategies for success. Read the rest of this entry »

Corporal Eric Lyons, USMC (Ret.)

January 21, 2014

Now retired from the Marine Corps, Corporal Eric Lyons grew up in Novi, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. He played football and lacrosse in high school and was 20 when he enlisted in the Corps.

He served with the 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines (the 2/9, known as Hell in a Helmet) based out of Camp LeJeune, North Carolina, and was an infantryman with Fox Company. Read the rest of this entry »

Aloha—Semper Fi Style

January 21, 2014

Kailua, Hawaii - “Aloha” in the Hawaiian language means affection, peace, compassion and mercy—all qualities that are found in abundance among those who work with, volunteer for and are helped by the Semper Fi Fund.

All qualities, too, that are found in abundance at the monthly Semper Fi Fund spouses’ dinners held at various restaurants around Hawaii’s Oahu island, Read the rest of this entry »

2014 NIOSC Okinawa Golf Tournament

January 19, 2014

Okinawa, Japan – For the second year in a row, the North Island Officers' Spouses' Club of Okinawa is hosting a Golf Tournament to benefit the Semper Fi Fund at the Taiyo Golf Course.

This event is open to all ranks and to the public. Lunch will be included and prizes will be awarded. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »