Rallye Basilone with Dana Point Concours d’Elegance

March 20, 2013

Dana Point, CA – Celebrating more than three decades of Southern California's automotive heritage, the Orange County Collector Car & Motorcycle Weekend will host thousands of enthusiasts and families to an exceptional three-day weekend of parties, tours, art exhibits and of course, Sunday's marquee event, the Dana Point Concours d'Elegance®. The Orange County Collector Car and Motorcycle WeekendTM also invites guests to participate in its first ever, exclusive Rallye Basilone Historic Tour, which features a private tour through the U.S. Marine Corps Camp Pendleton Base, the West Coast's largest military base, via the legendary Basilone Road.

Schedule of Events:
FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2013
9:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Rallye Basilone Historic Tour at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. An exclusive group of 200 cars will depart from the St. Regis at Monarch Beach and cruise down historic, Basilone Road to the base for a full-day's activities.

9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.Festival in the Park in Fields A and B
Hot Rods • Customs • Special Coach Bodies • Military "Then and Now"
6:00p.m. – 8:30p.m.Concours Reception* and Silent Auction on South Lawn

SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 2013
6:00a.m.Exhibitors Line-up on the Golf Course
9:30a.m. Gates Open for the prestigious, Dana Point Concours d'Elegance®
9:30a.m. Judging Commences
10:00a.m. Exhibitor Interviews
11:30a.m. Judging Concludes
11:30a.m. Opening Ceremony with Flyover
12:30p.m. Awards Ceremony
4:00p.m. Conclusion of the Orange County Collector Car and Motorcycle Week
*To attend, please purchase a Concours Reception ticket.

Semper Fi Fund, MarSoc Foundation and The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation are the official charities.

For more information please visit their website or download the event flyer.

Rallye Basilone with Dana Point Concours d’Elegance

Seeking New Challenges, Infiltration Author, Lee Dodson, Takes On Fund Raising For THE SEMPER FI FUND To Help Marines

March 19, 2013

PR Web – After a stunning Underground Homeland Terrorism Survey success that produced over 14,000,000 responses, Lee Dodson, author of the novel Infiltration, has taken aim at helping the already popular SEMPER FI FUND that provides immediate financial support for injured and critically ill members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families."

“The admittedly unscientific survey was an unqualified success. It revealed that there are a lot of people out there in Internet Land who are thinking the same ideas I was, that the War on Terror is not over, that the risk is still palpable, that our first line of defense is still vital,” the writer said. “We send courageous men and women into harm’s way, and we need to be aware of it, not just the serving, but those we have sent…and their families. They are the best we have, and that’s why the SEMPER FI FUND is not just important, it’s crucial. Donations say that we don’t forget.” Read the rest of this entry »

Benefit for Terrific Tots

March 19, 2013

Triangle, VA – This fund-raising event will be the 18th Annual Terrific Tots Golf Tournament to benefit children in need. Proceeds will benefit Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Greater Prince William County and the Semper Fi Fund Kids Camp.

The tournament will have a shotgun start at 9:00am at the beautiful Forest Greens Golf Course. Click here to download the registration form.

Our Camp's Mission: The Semper Fi Fund hopes to engage the children of injured service members and provide them with unique activities and challenges, where they will experience success as an individual and as a member of a team. Activities will facilitate bonding of youth with a mentor who will serve as the focal point for follow-on support during the school year. Please visit outdoorodyssey.org to learn more.

First State Detachment Marine Corps League Golf Tournament

March 19, 2013

Berlin, MD – On June 6, 2013, the First State Detachment Marine Corps League (MCL) will host their 8th Annual Golf Tournament to support and promote several charities. The Semper Fi Fund is one of the charities of choice for the tournament.

For more information about the tournament please see the First State Detachment website.

Download the registration form and the sponsorship form!

Event Schedule:

7:45 am – Check In, Continental Breakfast and Practice Range available
9:00 am – Shotgun Start

Lunch will be catered by the Ocean City Golf Club including a chef attended carving station!

Registration fee is $90 and it includes greens fees with cart, range balls, beverages, lunch and many giveaways!

Causeignitor Apparel

March 19, 2013

Causeignitor apparelCauseignitor features cause-inspired t-shirt and apparel designs that help raise awareness and support for the Semper Fi Fund's efforts in assisting service members who have symptoms of post-traumatic stress.

$8.00 from every item sold benefits the Semper Fi Fund and their efforts to support our nation's heroes who are struggling with PTSD so that they can get the treatment they need.

Join the cause! Please visit the website for more information and to purchase the specially-designed apparel. Read the rest of this entry »

Snow Leopard Clothing and Apparel

March 19, 2013

Long time friends of the Fund have recently opened the rustic-chic store in Anchorage, Alaska – Snow Leopard. These proud supporters' merchandise reclaimed furniture, handmade items, home accessories, Moonstruck chocolate, chic quality clothing, and Harveys seatbelt bags (made in the USA). They are also the only distributor of Sid Dickens tiles in Alaska. Their store has a self-serve lattee machine where all proceeds goes to the Semper Fi Fund. Read the rest of this entry »

Corporal Tyler Southern

March 19, 2013

Corporal Tyler Southern Tyler was on his second deployment to Afghanistan in 2010 when he lost both of his legs above the knees and his right arm above the elbow after stepping on an Improvised Explosive Device (IED). The Semper Fi fund offered Tyler family support grants when he was first hospitalized so that his family could remain by his side during recovery.

Tyler retired from Active duty on September 21, 2012 in front of a large crowd of family, friends, and fellow Marines at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Read the rest of this entry »

2nd Annual Charity Softball Game – FAU Women’s Owls Softball vs. United States Marines

March 15, 2013

Boca Raton, Florida – 2nd Annual Charity Softball Game: FAU Women's Owls Softball vs. United States Marines will take place on Sunday April 21st at 6:00PM at Florida Atlantic University Campus Softball Field.

Directions to the Softball Stadium:
Follow I-95 or the Turnpike to Glades Road. Go east to the third traffic light past I-95. Turn left into the FAU main entrance. Proceed straight until you reach Volusia Street and make a left. Immediately after passing the FAU Arena, make a right turn and follow the road all the way around until you reach the parking lot for the FAU Softball Stadium.
$5 entry fee (cash & check), $3 for FAU students – make checks payable to Semper Fi Fund.

Tickets sold at gate and additional donations accepted at the game! Download the event flyer for more information.

Contact Frank D'Amato USMC Ret. 561-542-0333 or 1stSgt Clark or Cpl Vopal 561-683-4443

Team Semper Fi competes in 2013 Marine Corps Trials

March 7, 2013

The 2013 Marine Corps Trials were held at Camp Pendleton, CA from February 27 – March 7, 2013. This year nearly 300 injured Marines and allied service members participated in the trials, including athletes from Australia, Canada, Colombia, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Of course veteran US Marines, and Marines from Wounded Warrior Battalions East and West, were also at Camp Pendleton competing for a spot on the all-Marine team that will represent the US Marine Corps at the Warrior Games in May. Congrats to all of our Team Semper Fi members who competed! Read the rest of this entry »

Community Athlete: Thomas Gerhard and Nick Conroy

March 5, 2013

Camp Pendleton, CA to Camp Lejeune, NC – I will be riding my Trek Carbon 8700 ZX from Camp Pendleton, CA to Camp Lejeune,NC for a total of 2,946.7 miles, 109 miles a day for 27 days. I plan on starting my journey at the end of April. I will continue to update all my info through my facebook page. I appecriate the support from everyone!

UPDATE: Nick Conroy has decided to ride beside me, and Dominic Herbert has voluntered to be our safety driver. I am honored to have these two men I would call brothers join me in this ride.

Support their efforts by donating to their fundraising page!

Give From the Heart with Art

March 5, 2013

Oceanside, CA – Take part in giving with art! Join in the fun while an artist guides you step-by-step in replicating the pictured, Palm Sunset. At the end of this event you’ll take home your very own personal piece of art! Not only will you have an experience of a lifetime, you will be making a difference! Wine & Canvas will be donating a portion of the proceeds to the Semper Fi Fund! Please download the flyer or visit the website for more information.

Ongoing giving opportunities: Jenn & Jill Camo Louisiana Pendant

March 5, 2013

It all started with a request from Jenn's husband, a marine veteran, to create a pendant to show his pride for home. So Jenn & Jill couldn't think of a more fitting charity than one that helps injured marines: Semper Fi Fund. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these two Camo Louisiana pendants will benefit the Semper Fi Fund. Read the rest of this entry »

Mustachio March

March 5, 2013

Denver, CO – Friends, family, and firefighters in Colorado are growing MUSTACHIOS to support the Semper Fi Fund! Keep an eye out for these hairy upper lips as they attempt to raise $3,000 for the our wounded and critically ill service members and their families. To celebrate their goal, they will get together at a private party at the end of the month to compare mustaches. 100% of the funds raised will benefit the Semper Fi Fund.

Please visit the fundraising page for more information and your chance to support their effort!

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Hello Betty Fish House Taco Truck

March 5, 2013

Oceanside, CA – Sage Restaurant Group along with the Semper Fi Fund invite you to experience a sneak peak of the Hello Betty Fish House coming to Oceanside early 2014! Stop by March 13th 11am – 2pm for our pop-up restaurant via food truck at Pier View & Ditmar near the Civic Center. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Semper Fi Fund.

Hello Betty Fish House Flyer

Ongoing giving opportunities: Book, From Roaring Hate to Ramrod Straight

March 5, 2013

This story tracks the life of an immigrant German Jew who was able to escape the clutches of Nazi Germany, fleeing Berlin, with his family in 1939, shortly after the horrific events of "Kristallnacht" when the Nazi Party in Germany finally showed its true colors. Left without a country and nowhere to go, the family manages to get to Genoa where transportation to Ecuador is arranged. Ecuador seemed to be the answer for this wandering family until a possibly terminal illness forced the family to attempt to get to the United States. Read the rest of this entry »