August 22, 2014
In mid-2011, Marine Staff Sgt. Liam D was at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He was recovering from a May 22 IED blast in Afghanistan that claimed his left leg, and among the many thoughts that raced through his mind was this one:
“I will drive again—and I will win.”
Three years later—almost to the day—Liam did indeed win, Read the rest of this entry »
August 20, 2014
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Hoping to repeat his Lime Rock win.
When Hollywood scripts a racing movie, they tend to go overboard. Having an injured U.S. Marine Staff Sargent winning a professional race, in only his second start, just miles from where he grew up, on the third anniversary of his ‘Alive Day’, after 50 surgeries since that injury, on Memorial Day weekend. Who would believe that? Believe it, as that’s exactly what happened to Liam Dwyer and his Freedom Autosport Mazda MX-5 when he co-drove with Tom Long to the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge ST win in late May at Lime Rock Park. Read the rest of this entry »
August 18, 2014
City 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 Tuesday, November 11, 2014. Read the rest of this entry »
August 18, 2014
St.Louis, MO - Filled with rich, full-color photography, this hardcover book tells the poignant story of how one American flag from St. Louis connected three heroes who personify the best of what our country represents: New York City firefighter Michael Weinberg, Larry “The Flag Man” Eckhardt, and Marine Corporal Zach Reiff. Through stunning images and engaging prose, we trace how the men are connected not only through 9/11 but across a decade of war and across a country. Read the rest of this entry »
August 13, 2014
“Any Marine who comes home in one piece makes me the happiest person in the world”
Born in Fayetteville, North Carolina and raised in Blythe, California, Jacob grew up like most kids: He was into sports, playing football and baseball with his friends and football and wrestling when he got to high school.
“I enlisted in the Marine Corps halfway through my senior year of high school,” Jacob said. “I always knew I would go into the military because I didn’t have the desire to go to college. I joined the Marine Corps mainly, though, because my father said I couldn’t and his brother was a Marine. Now my brother is becoming a Marine—and my dad is the odd man out, being in the Army!”
Jacob was assigned to 3rd Battalion 7th Marines based out of Twentynine Palms, California. In 2011, he deployed to Sangin, in the Helmand province of Afghanistan, described in 2010 by British newspaper The Guardian as "the deadliest area in Afghanistan." Read the rest of this entry »
August 13, 2014
Kali is a young fiddle player and the sister of a Marine injured while in Afghanistan. Kali has pledged to donate 100% of tips she earns August through November while playing her fiddle at fairs and markets near her hometown in Idaho to the Semper Fi Fund. In addition to her tips, she will also accept donations, so please support her efforts! To learn more about her fundraiser, please visit her website: http://inharmonyhelpingamericasheroesthroughmusic.com/ or find her on Facebook. Read the rest of this entry »
August 12, 2014
Please join us for the 23rd Annual Red Nose Run in Southern California on December 19, 2014. Freshstart and Semper Fi Fund are teaming up for this fantastic 3K and 5K walk/run to support each other's cause. Freshstart provides surgical procedures for children. Registration Fee: $50 now through Dec 11th--- $75 after Dec 12th. Read the rest of this entry »
August 11, 2014
Windham, NH – Friends Fighting Cancer will hold their 9th Annual Friends Fighting Cancer Charity Golf Classic on September 5, 2014 at the beautiful Windham Country Club in Winham, NH. Their golf outing and luncheon will raise money for the Semper Fi Fund and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Read the rest of this entry »
August 4, 2014
Dunes West Golf Course, Mount Pleasant, SC - Captain's Choice, shotgun start at 9:30am
$125 per player includes gift bag, box lunch, award ceremony, skill competitions, and a cart-fee only card for a future round at Dunes West.
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August 4, 2014
Valor Gutter Guard's patent-pending technologies can finally solve the problem of keeping the debris out of gutters while letting more water into them. Valor’s amazing performance is achieved by using a better designed filtering mesh on a solid cantilevered designed frame that can be customized to each home’s roof type, roof slope and gutter style. Read the rest of this entry »
August 4, 2014
Coto de Caza, CA – Are you a golf lover? We invite you to join us for a great game of golf while supporting the nation's bravest men and women. The Semper Fi/America's Fund Charity Golf Tournament raises both funds and awareness for the needs of military personnel serving in all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, and provides immediate financial support to injured and critically ill service members throughout Southern California.
Registration will begin at 8:30AM and Dinner and Cocktails will begin at 4:00PM.
For more info and to register by November 1st, please visit: https://ocsot.com/
POC: Michele Fox - (949) 412-0294
July 29, 2014
Temecula, CA - It's that time of year again! Time to enjoy 2 days of golf fun at the award winning, "Journey at Pechanga Golf Course" for the "16th Annual Pechanga Golf Classic." This exciting tournament draws local and regional tribal participants. This year, the Semper Fi Fund was chosen as the recipient of the proceeds raised from the days' events. For more information, please contact Heather Holmes - firstname.lastname@example.org. Read the rest of this entry »
July 28, 2014
Don Bloomfield enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1956, right after graduating high school in Canton, the Illinois farm town he called home.
“I was very frightened initially,” he recalls, “so I decided that what I needed to do was excel. So I did. I became a model Marine. I learned so many things about life in the Marine Corps. To this day, I owe almost everything I've accomplished to what I learned in the Marine Corps.” Read the rest of this entry »
July 21, 2014
Dallas, TX - This September, the "Green Planet Car Wash" will be hosting a fun filled event in support of the Semper Fi Fund. Stop by and enjoy some cool cars, raffle prizes and a yummy BBQ. For more information please contact Chris Thompson (972) 267.9274. Read the rest of this entry »
July 21, 2014
Oceanside, CA - Our friends at Hello Betty, Oceanside's newest hot spot is hosting a day for the Semper Fi Fund. 20% of the days proceeds will be donated to the fund. Please come out for lunch or dinner for some fabulous food, fun and amazing views all while supporting the Semper Fi Fund. We look forward to seeing you! Read the rest of this entry »