Community Athlete: Bill Greineisen at Double Iron Triathlon

February 20, 2013

Double Iron Triathlon, Tampa, FL – Bill has been a consistent participant in the hardcore races. He takes on the multiple aspects of physicality in races such as the Ironmans! This year he is planning on competing in the Lavaman Waikaloa in April, the Memorial Hermann Ironman Texas in May, the Ironman 70.3 Hawaii in June, Ford Ironman Coeur d'Alene also in June, Lavaman Keauhou in August, and the IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP in October! He does these races with the mindset to help our mission of serving those who preserve our freedom.

If you would like to join his fundraising efforts, please donate to his fundraising page!

Community Athlete: John Hulsey-prior Cpl 85-87 at Ragnar Del Sol

February 20, 2013

Ragnar Del Sol, Tempe, AZ – While serving in the Marine Corps from 1985-87, John learned the full value of the Marines. Now he wants to give back to his fellow Marines.

Please join him in his fundraising efforts by donating to his fundraising page!

Community Athlete: Jaime Sauer at New Orleans RockNRoll Marathon

February 20, 2013

New Orleans RockNRoll Marathon, New Orleans, LA – While her husband a Marine is busy workign at the Pentagon, Jaime is taking care of her 5 year old, 3 year old and a 6 month old! But that’s not enough for this Momma! She is taking on fudnraising for the Semper Fi Fund while running the New Orleans RockNRoll Marathon in February 2013.

Please help her out by donating to her fundraising page!

Community Athlete: Master Gunnery Sergeant Jonathan White at New Orleans RockNRoll Marathon

February 20, 2013

New Orleans RockNRoll Marathon, New Orleans, LA – Throughout previous years, MGySgt White has been a massive supporter of the Semper Fi Fund and been a great representative. He has fundraised along with spread the mission of our need to support our injured service members. He is taking on the New Orleans RockNRoll Marathon in February and could use your help to continue his mission to fundraise for the fund.

Community Athlete: Mac Alaniz at Race on the Base

February 20, 2013

Race on the Base, Los Alamitos Base, CA – Mac Alaniz is running in honor of those who serve and have served, like his brother and our other brothers…Mac is running for you! During the previous months he has raised funds during his "Running for a Cause" campaign in which he will continue as he participates in the Race on the Base in February and the Toco Loco Challenge in April. He plans to run with a mask and run to raise awareness. This is Mac's way to "Support through Sport" our injured and critically ill service members and their families.

When asked why he chooses to run for the Fund, he said, "I do this for the heroic men and valiant woman of our Armed Services...The burden of the weight and struggle of breathing motivates me and reminds me of the struggles of the road to healing that these warriors will endure and the burden of what these warriors endure as they stand fast on the front line."

Join his efforts by donating to his fudnraising website!

NIOSC Okinawa Golf Tournament

February 20, 2013

Okinawa, Japan – The North Island Officers' Spouses' Club of Okinawa is hosting the Semper Fi Fund Golf Tournament at the Taiyo Golf Course in Okinawa, Japan on Friday, April 26, 2013.

This event is open to all ranks and to the public. Lunch will be included and prizes will be awarded.

Semper Fi Fund Golf Tournament

April 26, 2013
Taiyo Golf Club
6am Check-in
7am Shotgun Start
11:30am Buffet Lunch

Available Competitions:

Tournament Championship:

1st – 5th Place Prizes awarded to the scramble teams with the best scores.

Closest to the Pin and Longest Drive:

Closest to the pin prizes on Holes 3, 6, 15 and 17

Longest Drive competition for Men on Hole 4 and Women on Hole 9

"Most Honest Score":

Prize awarded to the team with the most honest score (a.k.a. Last place)

Extras available for purchase:

1. String for putts and Mulligans

2. A "drop" on the other side of canyon on hole #7.

How to Play and Donate:

Entry Fees – Includes green fees, cart fee, buffet lunch and a generous donation to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund:

Field Grade and above: $100

Company Grade & SNCO: $80

NCO and Junior Enlisted: $60

Local Nationals: $150

Buffet lunch only $15

**Registration forms (click to download) are due by April 20, 2013 and can be dropped off at the Marine Gift Shop, Building 1011, on Camp Foster or mailed to:

NIOSC Semper Fi Fund

Golf Tournament

c/o Wendy Lewallen

PSC 557 Box 3247

FPO AP 96379

For more information please ontact by email. Check out their Facebook page!

True Love in Pictures

February 18, 2013

Last August, Navy Petty Officer Taylor Morris was awarded the Bronze Star with Combat "V" in a ceremony at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for his exceptionally valorous conduct on May 3, 2012 while serving with the Special Operations Task Force at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, where he sustained catastrophic injuries to all four limbs. After receiving the medal, Morris said, "I just want to say one thing if I could: If I had hands, I'd take this off and pin it on Danielle, because she's helped me through everything, and it's been so hard. She's been there the whole time." Read the rest of this entry »

Ongoing Giving Opportunities: Book: A Quiet Reality – A Chaplain’s Journey into Babylon, Iraq with the I Marine Expeditionary Force

February 14, 2013

A Quiet Reality is a heartwarming and hopeful story that invites you to join Chaplain Marrero in this exciting journey through Iraq as he ministered to U.S. Marines. Join him through an exhilarating tactical convoy during his first night in Iraq, through the painful ministry to the wounded and dead. Reflect with him as he ponders on this quest as a man in uniform and a pastor. Walk with him through the ancient ruins of Nebuchadnezzar's Palace in Babil and join him on an exciting quest to open biblical history to his Marines while he seeks to care for the Iraqis around him. A Quiet Reality is a hopeful commentary on a selfless quest to be true to ones faith and one's calling in the most trying of times. A wonderful Chrisitan inspirational story that provides deep insight into how Americans and Iraqis touched one another. Read the rest of this entry »


February 14, 2013

This event put on by representatives of the MCLB Albany Officers' Spouses Club & Enlisted Spouses' Club is a 2-hour Zumba class – the high intensity, calorie-burning, dance-inspired fitness class that moves to exciting Latin and hip-hop music. The class will be led by 2 Zumba Fitness instructors, Sirena Cooper and Rachel Riemke.

Registration is $10. To register, please contact Sirena 636-497-9643 or Rachel 765-430-7183

Details of the event:
Location – Thompson Gym aboard MCLB Albany
Date – 1 MAR 2013
Time – 6pm to 8pm

zumbathon flyer

Marine South Military Expo

February 12, 2013

Camp Lejeune, NC – Marine South is co-sponsored by and held at Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune. Marine South commands from Camp Lejeune; Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point and Marine Corps Air Station, New River are among the attendees.

Marine South Expo Logo

Held since 1993, this annual exposition showcases the latest innovative displays, trailblazing computer simulations and state-of-the-art technology systems and equipment designed specifically for the U.S. Marine Corps.

If you are interested in volunteering with this event, please contact us at 703-640-0181 or by email.

For information about Marine Military Expos, please contact Jaymie Nielsen by email or visit the website.

Semper Fi Open Golf Tournament 2013

February 12, 2013

Vista, CA – Please join us for a great day of golf, entertainment, and dinner in support of our injured warriors and the Semper Fi Fund through the Annual Semper Fi Open Golf Tournament at the Shadowridge Golf Club to benefit the Semper Fi Fund on June 24, 2013.

The event will include a 4-person Shamble, barbeque lunch and an awards dinner.
Play with a Warrior, pay for 4, bring 3 players
4 person Shamble, (3 drive minimum per player)
Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin, Hole in One

Event details:
Registration: 9:00 AM
Putting Contest: 10:00 AM
Silent Auction: 5:00 PM
Dinner & Awards: 6:00 PM

To register please visit the website. Download the brochure for more information.

Semper Fi Open is presented by Enviremedial Services, Inc.
100 Percent of your donation goes to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund
A Day and a Night to Remember!

Point of Contact: Christine Billinger at 760-945-1166

semper fi fund open

Cooper River Bridge Run Post-Race Celebration

February 5, 2013

Charleston, SC – The Semper Fi Fund is proud to announce that we have joined the Cooper River Bridge Run (CRBR) as 1 of 15 charity partners in 2013. Runners now have the opportunity to run for the Fund and raise support for our injured and critically ill service members while participating in the CRBR in 2013!

Join us to celebrate the accomplishment of the Semper Fi Fund charity runners, have a meet-and-greet opportunity with Team Semper Fi, and help us raise funds through our fantastic live and silent auction. If you would like to attend please RSVP by email.

The Cooper River Bridge Run Post-Race Celebration will take place at the Courvoisie Banquet Hall in the The Citadel Alumni Center.

Cooper River Bridge Run

4th Annual Boca Royale Charity Golf Tournament

February 5, 2013

Boca Royale, FL – The residents of Boca Royale Golf and Country Club will be hosting their annual golf tournament to benefit the Semper Fi Fund.

Boca Royale Golf Tournament

The event will include a tennis clinic, a silent auction through the day and live auction during dinner, raffle prizes, a fantastic round of golf on the beautiful Boca Royale Golf course and dinner. The guest of honor for this wonderful event will be Marine Corps Commandant, Gen James F. Amos.

The Boca Royale Semper Fi Fund Charity Fundraiser was established in 2010 by a group of Boca Royale Golf and Country Club residents after a visit to Washington, DC where they were the guests of the Commandant of the Marine Corps. During the Commandant's event they were introduced to Ms. Karen Guenther, the founder and CEO of the Semper Fi Fund. The Boca Royale Semper Fi Fund Charity Fundraiser is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization, hence all contributions are tax deductible.

contact: Email or call 941-475-7025 for more information.

2013 Jacksonville-Onslow Business Expo

February 5, 2013

Jacksonville, NC – 2013 Jacksonville-Onslow Business Expo hosted by the Jacksonville-Onslow Chamber of Commerce will take place Thursday, March 21, 2013.

"Be visible. Be viable." Businesses from the Onslow County area can participate for an opportunity to connect with the citizens of the area as well as other vendors, agencies, and businesses. Break-out sessions and speakers will be available, as well as a Virtual Trade Show following the expo, and vendor listings will be posted in the Jacksonville Daily News and the Chamber Website.

Pre-expo marketing seminars presented by the Small Business Center of Coastal Carolina Community College will be available to participants, including "Social Media Marketing for Expos" on Wednesday February 20, 2013 from 9am-noon, and "Guerrilla Marketing for Expos" on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 from 9am to noon.

Contact Alejandra Hawks at 910-347-3141 ext. 235, or by email.
Visit the website for more information.

Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce Logo

CCC4 Vets ( Cross Country Cyclist 4 Vets)

February 3, 2013

Anacortes, WA to Virginia Beach, VA – Team CCC4Vets will bike across the United States in order raise funds and awareness for wounded Marines and Corpsman supported by the Semper Fi Fund. There are two phases:

Phase 1: Between Sept. 1, 2012 and July 31 2013, team CCC4Vets will focus on training and preparation

Phase 2: Between Aug. 1 and Oct. 14 2013, team CCC4Vets will cycle across the United States in order to raise funds and awareness for wounded Marines, Navy Corpsmen and other service members who were wounded while serving with Marine units supported by the Semper Fi Fund

For my information please contact 805-610-8102 or by email.

 Cross Country Cyclist 4 Vets