Community Athlete: Darryl Cloud-prior at Autocar Triathlon

March 21, 2013

Richmond, IN – Darryl is a long-term supporter of the Semper Fi Fund. He has participated in multiple races over the years, fundraising each year for the Semper Fi Fund. He served in the Marine Corps and he wants to support his brother and sisters in arms. He competed in 20 events in 2012 with more planned for the 2013 season! He is the most active member of our Community Athletes, competing in the most races during the 2012 season. He plans to continue this momentum onward into this year!

Please support his effort to help out our service members during their time of need by donating to his fundraising page!

Community Athlete: Darryl Cloud-prior at Let Your Colors Fly 5K

March 21, 2013

Celena, OH – Darryl is a long-term supporter of the Semper Fi Fund. He has participated in multiple races over the years, fundraising each year for the Semper Fi Fund. He served in the Marine Corps and he wants to support his brother and sisters in arms. He competed in 20 events in 2012 with more planned for the 2013 season! He is the most active member of our Community Athletes, competing in the most races during the 2012 season. He plans to continue this momentum onward into this year!

Please support his effort to help out our service members during their time of need by donating to his fundraising page!

Community Athlete: Darryl Cloud-prior at Tri-For-Joe Triathlon

March 21, 2013

Cinncinati, OH – Darryl is a long-term supporter of the Semper Fi Fund. He has participated in multiple races over the years, fundraising each year for the Semper Fi Fund. He served in the Marine Corps and he wants to support his brother and sisters in arms. He competed in 20 events in 2012 with more planned for the 2013 season! He is the most active member of our Community Athletes, competing in the most races during the 2012 season. He plans to continue this momentum onward into this year!

Please support his effort to help out our service members during their time of need by donating to his fundraising page!

Community Athlete: Darryl Cloud-prior at Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon

March 21, 2013

Fredericksburg, VA – Darryl is a long-term supporter of the Semper Fi Fund. He has participated in multiple races over the years, fundraising each year for the Semper Fi Fund. He served in the Marine Corps and he wants to support his brother and sisters in arms. He competed in 20 events in 2012 with more planned for the 2013 season! He is the most active member of our Community Athletes, competing in the most races during the 2012 season. He plans to continue this momentum onward into this year!

Please support his effort to help out our service members during their time of need by donating to his fundraising page!

Community Athlete: Darryl Cloud-Prior at Miami University Student Foundation Triathlon

March 21, 2013

Oxford, OH – Darryl is a long-term supporter of the Semper Fi Fund. He has participated in multiple races over the years, fundraising each year for the Semper Fi Fund. He served in the Marine Corps and he wants to support his brother and sisters in arms. He competed in 20 events in 2012 with more planned for the 2013 season! He is the most active member of our Community Athletes, competing in the most races during the 2012 season. He plans to continue this momentum onward into this year!

Please support his effort to help out our service members during their time of need by donating to his fundraising page!

Community Athlete: Darryl Cloud-prior at Flying Angel 5k

March 21, 2013

Anna, OH – Darryl is a long term supporter of the Semper Fi Fund. He has participated in multiple races over the years, fundraising each year for the fund. He served in the Marine Corps and wants to support his brother and sisters in arms. He competed in 20 events in 2012 with more planned for the 2013 season! He is the most active member of our Community athletes with competing in the most races during the 2012 season and plans to continue this momentum onward.

Please support his effort to help out our service members during their time of need by donating to his fundraising page!

CBS News segment features Semper Fi Fund

March 21, 2013

In commemoration of the 10 year anniversary of the Iraq invasion, CBS news correspondent David Martin revisited the story of Sergeant Eddie Wright, one of the first Marines helped by the Semper Fi Fund. Eddie, a double amputee, opens up to David about the new battles he is fighting at home, and the challenges he faces both emotionally and physically on a daily basis. The Semper Fi Fund was there when Eddie was first injured in 2004 and continues to support him and his family today in a number of different ways, including counseling that saved his marriage. Read the rest of this entry »

CBS News: Wounded Iraq veteran gets by – With a little help from friends

March 20, 2013

CBS News – Ten years ago Wednesday, U.S. ground forces began pouring into Iraq.
By the time the war was over, more than 4,000 Americans had been killed and 32,000 others were wounded.

Veteran Eddie Wright lost both his hands to a rocket-propelled grenade in Iraq in 2004. But for some veterans, there are new battles. Read the rest of this entry »

Sergeant Eddie Wright, USMC

March 20, 2013

On April 07, 2004, Sergeant Eddie Wright was struck by a rocket-propelled grenade during an ambush in Fallujah, Iraq. The citation for Eddie's Bronze Star, with Valor Device, reads:

Eddie Wright before and after injury

Sergeant Eddie Wright before his injury in Iraq (left) and after his injury recovering at the hospital (right).

"…Despite losing both hands and sustaining severe injuries to his leg, Corporal Wright was the epitome of composure, understanding the severity of his own injuries, he calmly instructed others on how to remove the radio, call for support, and render first aid. Read the rest of this entry »

9th Annual Poker Run Hot Rod & Motorcycle Rally

March 20, 2013

Temecula, CA – The Brotherhood of Marine Riders invite everyone to join in their continued support of the Semper Fi Fund by attending their 9th Annual Poker Run on May 18, 2013.The event has expanded to include a Hot Rod Show and Biker Games, along with a change in venue to accommodate a larger crowd.

All Bikes & Hot Rods are welcome. Fee is $20 single/$10 each passenger. Your charitable contribution will cover the Poker Run entry, BBQ lunch, and live entertainment.

Poker Run registration will take place from 9:00 – 11:00 am at The Chopper Gallery, 28860 Old Town Front Street, Suite B6 in Temecula (just north of Quiad H-D). Rally gates open at 11:00 a.m. at Wild West Arena, 32150 Grand Ave, Winchester, CA 92596.

This year's poker run will include tons of prizes and a good time. Cash prizes awarded to entries in best Bike & Hot Rod contests. A custom Harley Davidson raffle will be drawn at the rally (minimum of 750 tickets must be sold).

For more information or to register, please see the Brotherhood of Marine Riders' website.

Download the event flyer.

PATRIOTS HOCKEY VS. LASD STARS: Featuring LA Kings Alumni PRESENTED BY TOYOTA

March 20, 2013

Los Angeles, CA – Patriots Hockey is a SoCal ice hockey team comprised of all military members: active duty, reserve, retired, and veterans. The team was assembled to use their love for the game as a means of giving back and paying it forward to the military community.

Come support the Patriots Hockey Club as they play the LA County Sheriff's STARS on Thursday, April 18th at the STAPLES Center in efforts to raise funds for the Semper Fi Fund! Each team will include members of the LA Kings Alumni, PRESENTED BY TOYOTA.

Join friends, family, and fellow Warriors, and enjoy the excitement of LA KINGS Hockey as they take on the Columbus Blue Jackets right afterwards at 7:30PM.

Ticket sales and in-game donations will benefit the Semper Fi Fund. Please visit the website or contact Marv Floer at 586.864.6482 for more information.

Download the event flyer.

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.

SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2013
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!