Bellissimoto’s Ducati Raffle to Support the Semper Fi Fund

October 10, 2013

Greenville, SC and Orlando, FL - Bellissimoto of Greenville, SC, supplier of "the finest, hard to find parts for your Beautiful Italian Motorcycles" will be raffling off a custom Ducati Monster S4RS at the 2013 American International Motorcycle Expo, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. The Expo will take place 10:00am to 5:00pm daily, October 16th - 20th and the Ducati will be raffled off at 4:00pm on the 20th at the Bellissimo booth (#241). Read the rest of this entry »

Land of the Free Veterans Day Golf Classic 2013

October 10, 2013

land-of-the-free-logoCity of Industry, CA – The Land of the Free Foundation is pleased to be partnered with the Pacific Palms and Conference Center in the City of Industry, California and the Industry Hills Golf Club to play host to the annual "Land of the Free Veterans Day Golf Classic". This event will be held on Monday November 11, 2013.

The Land of the Free Foundation was started to recognize the men and woman of our armed services past, present and future and their families who work and sacrifice every day to ensure we will always live in the "Land of the Free."

Only 50 foursomes are available for this one-day salute to America's military so we encourage you to register now. All contributions are tax deductible and all proceeds from the event will go towards supporting charities that support America's military and their families, including The Semper Fi Fund.

Don't miss your opportunity to participate one of the finest Charity Golf Tournaments in Southern California.

For more information please visit the Land of the Free Foundation website or contact Laurie Jenkins at 562-948-4362 or by email

Onslow Oktoberfest – Veterans Information Area

October 10, 2013

Jacksonville, NC - Law offices of Marcari, Russotto, Spencer, and Balaban, PC in Jacksonville, NC is sponsoring the Veterans Information Area again this year.

The Onslow Oktoberfest, founded in 2008, is a community effort to raise funds for the Onslow Community Outreach Center. Their homeless shelter provides services for approximately 300 individuals and 52 veterans a year. They also operate the local community clinic, soup kitchen and host a holiday program that assists individuals and families in need during the Christmas season. At this year’s Oktoberfest there will be live entertainment, 5k run, incredible children’s area, various contests and mouthwatering German food.

The goal of the Veterans Information Area is to create an spot at Oktoberfest which specifically benefits Jacksonville Veterans and Active Duty Military men and women to provide them with a wealth of information centralized in one area.

For more information contact: madeline.schildwachter@semperfifund.org

3rd Annual Bay Ridge 5k 2013!

October 9, 2013

Brooklyn, NY - Join runners on November 2, 2013 for the 3rd Annual Bay Ridge 5k race at Cannonball Park in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, New York. The course will run a scenic route along the Narrows Promenade with views of the Verrazano Bridge & Manhattan. There will be awards ceremony immediately following race.

All racing numbers will be given out on race day. Registration will take place at the start line at Cannonball Park (4th Ave & 101st St - along Shore Road Promenade) from 8:30 am until 9:30 am. Registration fees are: preregistration by mail $15, race day registration $20

For preregistration, mail entry form to Semper Fi Run, 73 78th St., Brooklyn, NY 11209
For more information contact semperfi5k@gmail.com

The race will benefit the Semper Fi Fund.

Annual Marine Corps Birthday Luncheon

October 8, 2013

Sarasota, FL - There will be an annual Marine Corps Birthday luncheon on Sunday November 10, 2013 from 12pm-2pm at Marina Jack's, 2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, FL. There will be guest speakers and 50/50 raffle, and proceeds to benefit the Semper Fi Fund.

For more information contact Tom Smith, 941-320-9594 tomsmithfla@yahoo.com

DECA Softball Tournament to Benefit the Semper Fi Fund

October 8, 2013

Charlotte, NC - Student of DECA will be holding a community softball tournament in which 10 teams of 10-20 players will play against each other and compete to become the champions. Each team will pay $200 to register and donations to the Semper Fi Fund will be accepted at the event, and all proceeds will benefit the Semper Fi Fund.

The tournament wil take place at Myers Park Trinity Little League Fields, 3400 Randolph Rd. Charlotte, NC.

For a the tournament schedule and to sign up, please visit: https://myers-park-deca.sportssignup.com/

For more information about the event please contact:
Trevor Huffstettler (704) 999-4342 or jjzt@carolina.rr.com
Adam Stroud (704) 840-6482 or adamstroud@carolina.rr.com

VMI cadets ride 102 miles for charity, fallen soldiers

October 4, 2013

WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va
Posted: Oct 04, 2013 6:06 PM EDT Updated: Oct 04, 2013 6:06 PM EDT
By Tim Ciesco, Reporter - email
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LEXINGTON, VA - VMI cadets Keith MacDonald, Ryan Long, Schafer Wymond, and Travis Via got one last practice in Friday before they embark on a "modest" 102 mile bike ride.

"It's really mental," said Wymond. "You gotta be ready for it."

They're riding in the Martin's Tour of Richmond Saturday and have put many hours and miles on their bikes to prepare. But they say what they've done is small compared to what our armed forces do daily.

That's why they're riding for them -- raising money for a charity called the Semper Fi Fund, which provides financial help to soldiers who return home with physical or mental disabilities, or in dire financial straits.

"We liked Semper Fi because 96 percent of their donations go directly to assisting these veterans," said Long, who organized the team. Read the rest of this entry »

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October 3, 2013

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Cycling fundraiser benefits veterans

October 3, 2013

The Foothills Focus

Staff Report~ 10/3/2013
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A team of cyclists that includes several Marines, including those injured in combat, and families of fallen soldiers will pedal 430 miles in 4 days through Arizona’s mountain ranges to support military service people and their families.
“The Ride 430 Challenge” begins Oct. 9, leaving from DNA Cycles in Scottsdale. It ends Oct. 12 at the Commemorative Air Force Arizona Wing Aviation Museum in Mesa.

In 2012, “The Ride 430 Challenge” raised $520,000.

For the event’s sixth year, the cycling team will travel through Arizona towns, including Cave Creek, Wickenburg, Prescott, Payson and Mesa. New this year will be “fan zones” located just outside select towns along the Yarnell Mountain climb during day two of the ride. Family, friends and local residents can line up in these fan zones to support and cheer on the team as they cycle through. Read the rest of this entry »

Cyclists camp in Salamanca on 3,700 journey to Virginia

October 2, 2013

Salamanca Press

Posted: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 6:16 pm | Updated: 6:29 pm, Wed Oct 2, 2013.
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By Rich Place, Managing Editor

SALAMANCA, NY — A group of four cyclists will spend tonight at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Salamanca as part of a 3,700-mile trip from Washington to Virginia in an effort to raise money and awareness for the Semper Fi Fund. Read the rest of this entry »

Track Chairs to our Injured: MCAA Marion Carl Squadron Update!

September 30, 2013

Miramar, CA - The Marine Corps Aviation Association’s (MCAA) Marion Carl Squadron recently hosted two unbelievable days of fundraising to help raise money and awareness for the Semper Fi Fund!

Starting at the Miramar Officers’ Club, Medal of Honor recipient Robert Modrzejewski, Colonel, USMC (Ret) helped in presenting two Action Trackchairs (www.actiontrackchair.com) to two injured Marines, Cpl. Jose Armenta and Cpl. Jon Schumacher. Read the rest of this entry »

Al’s Garden Centers

September 27, 2013

als_gardens_2013Sherwood, Gresham and Woodburn, OR – For the second year in a row, Al's Garden Centers will donate $1 from every Christmas tree sold this season to the Semper Fi Fund. Visit Al's Garden Centers, purchase a tree, and support the Semper Fi Fund. Please visit their website for more information and locations.

Many thanks to Al's Garden Centers' continued support!

A Night with Heroes

September 27, 2013

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Folsom, CA - Come join us for a night of fun and music at Toby Keith's! The evening will include line dancing instruction, entertainment, and silent auction. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Semper Fi Fund in memory of SSgt Sky Mote. Join us in support of our military heroes and their families.

For more information, visit the Tobey Keith's I Love This Bar and Grill of Flosom, CA web site or email: Russel Mote.

Ride 430 rides again – more than $1 million in support over 6 years!

September 27, 2013

Scottsdale, AZ - Hitting the hills of Arizona, the 54 amazing riders of Ride 430 will be riding in honor of our heroes for the sixth consecutive year having raised over $1 million in support for the Semper Fi Fund! Though the mission has not changed, the course certainly has! Read the rest of this entry »

2013 Warrior Open recognizes the Semper Fi Fund for third year!

September 26, 2013

Irving, TX - For the third year-in-a-row, The George W. Bush Institute is holding its annual "Warrior Open" golf tournament and, once again, the Semper Fi Fund is among the select few military charities being recognized by the tournament.
Held as part of the George W. Bush Institute's "Military Service Initiative", the Warrior Open is a competitive 36-hole golf tournament that takes place over two days every fall in the Dallas area. Read the rest of this entry »