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 »

Rolling Thunder XXVI

March 5, 2013

Dumfries, VA – The Vietnam Vets/Legacy Vets MC of Virginia invite you to join them for Rolling Thunder XXVI at the Old Mine Ranch in Dumfries, VA.

Doug (Packit) Sivigny graciously invited Semper Fi Fund to attend the event so that we could share our mission.

They will have catered food, live bands and bonfires both Friday and Saturday night. Camping for the weekend is $20 a person/$30 per couple. Day passes are $10 a person.

For more information please contact Packit by email, or download the event flyer.

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Dream Machines: Action Track Wheelchairs Bring Independence to our Service Members

March 1, 2013

Several of our catastrophically injured service members have started down their new path of life after months of rehabilitation. They still have desires to be independent and do the things they once did, but they are now limited due to the loss of multiple limbs. A new path of life requires a new method of transportation, and that is why the Semper Fi Fund assisted these Marines with a dream machine: a wheelchair with a track instead of wheels. Read the rest of this entry »

Ride 430: Powered by the Free Wheel Foundation

February 28, 2013

Arizona – The Ride 430 Challenge is a non-profit cycling event that helps give America's injured military service people and their families hope and assistance as they travel the road to recovery. This year's race will begin on October 9th and complete on October 12th as the group rides through the beautiful mountains of northern Arizona, passing through historic towns such as Wickenburg, Prescott, Strawberry, and Payson before finally arriving in Scottsdale under police escort.

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The Ride is a four-day, 430-miles challenge in which cyclists must complete more than 100 miles each day, including mountain climbs. In addition to training and completing the ride, participants must fundraise, with the average rider raising more than $6,600 for the cause, more per rider than any event of its kind. Money raised by the Ride 430 Challenge supplements military assistance and bridges gaps to help injured service people and families who lost loved ones recover. Our funding helps provide everything from financial assistance, scholarships and adaptive sports equipment for injured heroes to camps for kids who've lost a parent in combat. Read more about the ride.

Registration for the 2013 Ride430 Challenge will open March 1st, 2013. This year the group of riders has a new route that will bring a challenge, physically, that few of them have faced. With over 16,000 feet of vertical climbing, this coarse will test the legs of even our most experienced riders.

The real challenge, however, will not be the ride; The challenge will be making sure that our injured heroes and their families are taken care of. As the rest of the country wrestles with politics and economic issue, we still have heroes and families with incredible needs. Join in the ride430 to raise funds and awareness in support of the many servicemen and women who are currently on the road to recovery.

Visit the website for more information about this unique event.

If you want to help but cannot participate in the ride itself, you can sponsor one of the riders! To make a donation or to sponsor a rider, click here.