Ongoing Giving Opportunities: REUP Energy Drink

April 8, 2013

Reup LogoSan Fransisco, CA – Patriot Beverage was created with the U.S. service member as the sole purpose for its products. ReUp energy supplement was made with the knowledge of what it takes to stay alert to complete the mission. Our values are simple: To provide the best product possible and give back to the men and women who serve this great country. Read the rest of this entry »

Team Semper Fi Takes On Cowboy Challenge

April 7, 2013

The Semper Fi Fund's Team Semper Fi – "Recovery Through Sport" program – took on the Cowboy Challenge once again on Saturday, April 6th. Read the story, see the pictures, and share in the memories made at this amazing event! Read the rest of this entry »

2013 ING NYC Marathon – Guaranteed Entries Available!

April 4, 2013

New York, NY - The Semper Fi Fund is thrilled to announce that we have been chosen as a charity partner for the 2013 ING New York City Marathon! Join our team for this exclusive race and run for our injured and critically ill service members. You must raise $2,500 for our mission.

Join our team now to receive the following benefits:

  • Guaranteed entry into the world famous New York City Marathon!
  • Exclusive Semper Fi Fund Team shirt, cinch sac, and fleece jacket
  • Invitation to a pre-race dinner with other Semper Fi Fund runners
  • Timely updates from our race coordinator
  • The heartfelt thanks of the injured Marines, Sailors, Airmen and Soldiers you will be supporting!


  • For more information, please contact our Race Coordinator, Elizabeth O'Connell by email at Elizabeth.Oconnell@semperfifund.org.


    ING New York City Marathon description: The marathon course is a 26.2-mile block party through the world’s most diverse city, and has been a model for big-city marathons around the world. Learn more on the ING NYC Marathon website!

    2nd Annual ProMedica Bowling Tournament

    April 3, 2013

    Toledo, OH – This year's beneficiary is the Semper Fi Fund!

    Details:

    Friday May 3, 2013 7-10pm
    Southwyck Lanes 5255 Heatherdowns Blvd.

    Features prize and raffle drawings, 50/50 raffle, best Team Spirit contest, and t-shirt sales
    Contact Christina Crites by email or at 419.843.8195

    Download the event flyer for more information, or download the registration form.

    Ongoing giving opportunities: Bikers Down Garage

    April 3, 2013

    Ultra MotorcyclesA huge selection of motorcycle, ATV, Dirt Bike, and Quad parts and equipment sold at below retail pricing. BDG carries import and domestic parts and gear and gives 5% of their sales profits to the Semper Fi Fund and other organizations. When you make your purchase, you help those who need it most. Read the rest of this entry »

    Ongoing giving opportunities: American Eagles Cigars & Cases

    April 3, 2013

    Real camouflaged cigars made as a tribute to the United States Armed Forces. Each box contains a story of an actual Medal of Honor recipient and each case is military-grade, crush and water proof. Please visit the website for more information and to purchase. A portion of the proceeds goes to benefit the Semper Fi Fund. Read the rest of this entry »

    Ongoing giving opportunities: Infiltration Novel

    April 3, 2013

    Why would anyone want to take and hold twenty square miles of territory on the Arizona border, kill every person there, hold it for forty-eight hours, and the leave without an observable trace? The central character, Rand, his senescent aunt, Mary Jo are thrust into the world of homeland terror by a homeland attack and must deal with it, all the time wondering why. Rand discovers the answer by accident and deals with it. Read the rest of this entry »

    2013 Tri for Our Veterans – In Memory of Matt McCulley (TSF Event)

    April 3, 2013

    Sea Isle, NJ – This event is a wonderful way to start the summer triathlon season AND keep the "Memorial" in Memorial Day Weekend. Sea Isle City's "Tri for Our Veterans" triathlon/duathlon is a sprint distance event, complete with an ocean swim (tri) or run (du), a fast bicycle course, and a beach run.

    All proceeds will benefit two special veteran organizations, the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund and Sea Isle City's VFW Post 1963, for its efforts to rebuild the Veterans' Memorial Fountain. A number of military teams will compete, to include Team Semper Fi!

    Come Join the 2013 Annual Tri For Our Veterans!!

    Visit the website to register or volunteer!

    For the past four years, the Tri for Our Veterans was extremely successful and race management has built on this success by offering a unique racing experience. Here are some key points about the race:

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    – Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 7:00am. Memorial Day weekend!
    – Sprint Triathlon: 400m Ocean swim, 8.3 mile FLAT bike course, 3.1 mile run
    – Duathlon: 2 mile run, 8.3 mile FLAT bike course, 3.1 mile run
    – Sea Isle City, NJ. Conveniently located off of the Garden State Parkway, near Avalon, Ocean City, Wildwood.
    – ALL Proceeds go to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund & Sea Isle's VFW Post's new Veterans' Memorial.
    – Are you current Military or a Military Veteran? The first wave is Military Only!
    – All racers receive a Long Sleeve race t-shirt
    – Sea Isle City Beach Patrol will be on hand & in the water, providing supervision over the ocean swim course.
    – Chip Timing by Piranha Sports.

    In Memory of Matt McCulley

    Matt McCulley was a 35 year old husband and father of three beautiful girls. He was a special and unique son, brother, and friend to many.

    As an avid triathlete, runner and coach, Matt had a vision to develop a triathlon in his favorite vacation town, which would benefit two very special organizations: The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund and Sea Isle City's VFW Post 1963.

    When asked why he wanted to donate his time, energy and support, he simply responded, "I have only one goal: to give something back to the veterans who have fought in our previous battles and those who fight in today's wars."

    Matt created TRI for Our Veterans to show his appreciation for all of those who have, and continue, to serve our country each day.

    On January 12, 2010, Matt suddenly passed away. He touched so many lives, in such a short time, and it is his family's wish to keep his legacy alive. Matt will be greatly missed, but his spirit will live on.

    Ongoing giving opportunities: Semper Fi Downloadable Song

    April 3, 2013

    "Semper Fi" is a moving patriotic song written by songwriter, Marty Lehr from Daytona Beach FL. It captures the essence of how we feel about the "always faithful" and those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. Please visit the website to download "Semper Fi" from iTunes. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Semper Fi Fund. Read the rest of this entry »

    4th Annual Wounded Warrior Dash

    April 3, 2013

    Seattle, WA – On May 27, 2013, the University of Washington Semper Fi Society is holding a 5K individual and team challenge race to benefit the Semper Fi Fund. Please visit the website for registration and information.

      EVENT DETAILS

    WHO: You and your friends. Come and join the UW Semper Fidelis Society Zeta Chapter in promoting a worthy cause.

    WHAT: The Wounded Warrior Dash is a 5K charity event held to benefit the Semper Fi fund. Participants are offered the choice to register as either individual runners or as part of a four-person group.

    5K Race – Register as an individual to run on a certified 5K race course.

    Fire Team Challenge – Not for the faint of heart, participants may form four member "fire teams" to run together during the race. One member of the group must be carried at all times. A strong level of physical fitness is recommended for this event.

    Post-race refreshments will be provided as well as awards for both events.

    WHERE: Warren G. Magnuson Park
    7400 Sandpoint Way NE
    Seattle, WA 98127

    WHEN:
    10:00 am Start Time
    Memorial Day
    Monday, May 27, 2013

    Please arrive early enough to check-in and receive your race bib and T-shirt.

    POC: Ross Zeiger (253) 905-8135 or by email.

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    5th Annual Push Ups for Patriots

    March 28, 2013

    Avon, CT – Held each year in the Tiernan Wrestling Room, the event features groups of faculty, students, and friends of AOF doing push-ups in rotations for a period of 24 hours. Faculty member and varsity wrestling coach John Bourgault ’80, a retired Marine Corps Major, spearheads the exciting annual event. This group will attempt 18,000 push ups in 24 hours as a fundraiser for the Semper Fi Fund.

    Push Ups For Patriots

    Marcus Cafe 3rd Annual Chili Cook-Off

    March 27, 2013

    Richardson, TX – Please join us in sampling and judging some wonderful chili recipes. The $25 entry fee will get your chili entered into the contest, while judges pay $10 to sample and determine the award-winning chili. For more information, please contact by email or visit the website.

    This year, with your support, the money raised will benefit two worthy causes: The Semper Fi Fund and Wounded Warrior Project.

    Check out photos from last year's event on their Facebook page.

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    4th Annual Burn Your Own Steak

    March 25, 2013

    Camp Lejeune, NC – The Semper Fi Fund will once again be hosting a "Burn Your Own Steak" night and fundraiser at the Marston Pavilion on MCB Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. The date is set for May 18, 2013.

    Sponsorship opportunities are still available! Tickets are $40/each. Contact Dale Land by email.

    Download the event flyer for more information.

    Frederick Keys vs. Potomac Nationals Semper Fi Fund Fundraiser

    March 25, 2013

    Frederick, Maryland – The Frederick Keys are a Class A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles. Come to this family-friendly event to benefit the Semper Fi Fund! Event will take place Saturday June 15, 2013 6:00PM. At the event there will be a 50/50 raffle as well as a Spin the Wheel Game, all proceeds to directly benefit the Semper Fi Fund!

    Tickets are $5 for active military with ID, $10 for adults, $8 for children 3-12, free for children under 2 with parent.

    Contact Leatrice Urbanowicz by email.

    Sharing our Stories: Lance Corporal Ronny Porta

    March 24, 2013

    On May 7, 2007, longtime friend of the Semper Fi Fund, Lance Corporal Tony "Ronny" Porta, sustained severe injuries as a result of an IED blast while conducting operations in Al Anbar Province, to include the amputation of his right arm and 65% body burns to his upper body. Ronny was in very critical condition when he first arrived at Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) in Texas, and the Semper Fi Fund immediately stepped in to assist Ronny's family. We provided family support grants to fill the gap caused by lost wages so that Ronny's family could focus entirely on the recovery process.

    The Semper Fi Fund is devoted to providing a lifetime of assistance for the life-long needs of our nation's heroes, like Ronny. Over the past five years, Ronny has undergone over 120 surgeries, and the Semper Fi Fund has been there every step of the way. Read the rest of this entry »