San Diego, CA to The Villages, FL - Supporting America’s Heroes, One Mile at a Time, The Drive for Veterans is a cross-country fundraising trip to provide support and awareness for wounded American veterans. Columbia ParCar, the proud organizing sponsor of the Drive for Veterans, is using a convoy of zero-emission, low-speed electric vehicles to drive from California to Florida over approximately 45 days. Read the rest of this entry »
Coto de Caza, CA – Are you a golf lover? We invite you to join us for a great game of golf while supporting the nation's bravest men and women. The Semper Fi/America's Fund Charity Golf Tournament raises both funds and awareness for the needs of military personnel serving in all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, and provides immediate financial support to injured and critically ill service members throughout Southern California. Read the rest of this entry »
Released: October 10, 2013
Semper Fi Fund is thrilled to announce that The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation has made a $1 million donation to help provide critical financial support for injured and critically ill service members in their time of need. This marks the second year in a row that The Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation has pledged its support, to which it has donated a collective $2.8 million. These funds will assist service members in all branches of the military, through Semper Fi Fund and its program America’s Fund.
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The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation donated $1 million to the Washington-based Semper Fi Fund.
The fund provides financial support for injured and critically ill military service members. This latest gift brings the Parsons Foundation’s total donation to the military support charity to $2.8 million over the past two years.
Bob Parson, founder of Scottsdale-based GoDaddy, is a Marine Corps veteran. The Semper Fi gift marks the second $1 million donation in recent weeks. The Parsons gifted a million bucks to the University of Baltimore to establish the Bob Parsons Veteran Center.
“We are so grateful for the incredible support we’ve received from Bob and Renee Parsons, whose generosity is only matched by the size of their hearts,” said Karen Guenther, CEO of Semper Fi Fund. “Their donation will touch the lives of countless service members and their families, and on their behalf, we thank Bob and Renee from the bottom of our hearts.”
The Parsons Foundation also gifted $75,000 each to Boys & Girls Clubs of Scottsdale and Free Arts of Arizona.
In addition to doling out charitable donations, the GoDaddy founder has been shelling out some hefty amounts for real estate properties around the Phoenix area. Parsons paid $38 million for the Centerpoint development on Mill Avenue in Tempe late last month. Parsons also bought the ultra-exclusive Golf Club of Scottsdale.
Greenville, SC and Orlando, FL - Bellissimoto of Greenville, SC, supplier of "the finest, hard to find parts for your Beautiful Italian Motorcycles" will be raffling off a custom Ducati Monster S4RS at the 2013 American International Motorcycle Expo, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. The Expo will take place 10:00am to 5:00pm daily, October 16th - 20th and the Ducati will be raffled off at 4:00pm on the 20th at the Bellissimo booth (#241). Read the rest of this entry »
City of Industry, CA – The Land of the Free Foundation is pleased to be partnered with the Pacific Palms and Conference Center in the City of Industry, California and the Industry Hills Golf Club to play host to the annual "Land of the Free Veterans Day Golf Classic". This event will be held on Monday November 11, 2013.
The Land of the Free Foundation was started to recognize the men and woman of our armed services past, present and future and their families who work and sacrifice every day to ensure we will always live in the "Land of the Free."
Only 50 foursomes are available for this one-day salute to America's military so we encourage you to register now. All contributions are tax deductible and all proceeds from the event will go towards supporting charities that support America's military and their families, including The Semper Fi Fund.
Don't miss your opportunity to participate one of the finest Charity Golf Tournaments in Southern California.
Jacksonville, NC - Law offices of Marcari, Russotto, Spencer, and Balaban, PC in Jacksonville, NC is sponsoring the Veterans Information Area again this year.
The Onslow Oktoberfest, founded in 2008, is a community effort to raise funds for the Onslow Community Outreach Center. Their homeless shelter provides services for approximately 300 individuals and 52 veterans a year. They also operate the local community clinic, soup kitchen and host a holiday program that assists individuals and families in need during the Christmas season. At this year’s Oktoberfest there will be live entertainment, 5k run, incredible children’s area, various contests and mouthwatering German food.
The goal of the Veterans Information Area is to create an spot at Oktoberfest which specifically benefits Jacksonville Veterans and Active Duty Military men and women to provide them with a wealth of information centralized in one area.
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Brooklyn, NY - Join runners on November 2, 2013 for the 3rd Annual Bay Ridge 5k race at Cannonball Park in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, New York. The course will run a scenic route along the Narrows Promenade with views of the Verrazano Bridge & Manhattan. There will be awards ceremony immediately following race.
All racing numbers will be given out on race day. Registration will take place at the start line at Cannonball Park (4th Ave & 101st St - along Shore Road Promenade) from 8:30 am until 9:30 am. Registration fees are: preregistration by mail $15, race day registration $20
For preregistration, mail entry form to Semper Fi Run, 73 78th St., Brooklyn, NY 11209
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The race will benefit the Semper Fi Fund.
Sarasota, FL - There will be an annual Marine Corps Birthday luncheon on Sunday November 10, 2013 from 12pm-2pm at Marina Jack's, 2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, FL. There will be guest speakers and 50/50 raffle, and proceeds to benefit the Semper Fi Fund.
For more information contact Tom Smith, 941-320-9594 firstname.lastname@example.org
Charlotte, NC - Student of DECA will be holding a community softball tournament in which 10 teams of 10-20 players will play against each other and compete to become the champions. Each team will pay $200 to register and donations to the Semper Fi Fund will be accepted at the event, and all proceeds will benefit the Semper Fi Fund.
The tournament wil take place at Myers Park Trinity Little League Fields, 3400 Randolph Rd. Charlotte, NC.
For a the tournament schedule and to sign up, please visit: https://myers-park-deca.sportssignup.com/
LEXINGTON, VA - VMI cadets Keith MacDonald, Ryan Long, Schafer Wymond, and Travis Via got one last practice in Friday before they embark on a "modest" 102 mile bike ride.
"It's really mental," said Wymond. "You gotta be ready for it."
They're riding in the Martin's Tour of Richmond Saturday and have put many hours and miles on their bikes to prepare. But they say what they've done is small compared to what our armed forces do daily.
That's why they're riding for them -- raising money for a charity called the Semper Fi Fund, which provides financial help to soldiers who return home with physical or mental disabilities, or in dire financial straits.
"We liked Semper Fi because 96 percent of their donations go directly to assisting these veterans," said Long, who organized the team. Read the rest of this entry »
Staff Report~ 10/3/2013
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A team of cyclists that includes several Marines, including those injured in combat, and families of fallen soldiers will pedal 430 miles in 4 days through Arizona’s mountain ranges to support military service people and their families.
“The Ride 430 Challenge” begins Oct. 9, leaving from DNA Cycles in Scottsdale. It ends Oct. 12 at the Commemorative Air Force Arizona Wing Aviation Museum in Mesa.
In 2012, “The Ride 430 Challenge” raised $520,000.
For the event’s sixth year, the cycling team will travel through Arizona towns, including Cave Creek, Wickenburg, Prescott, Payson and Mesa. New this year will be “fan zones” located just outside select towns along the Yarnell Mountain climb during day two of the ride. Family, friends and local residents can line up in these fan zones to support and cheer on the team as they cycle through. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 6:16 pm | Updated: 6:29 pm, Wed Oct 2, 2013.
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By Rich Place, Managing Editor
SALAMANCA, NY — A group of four cyclists will spend tonight at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Salamanca as part of a 3,700-mile trip from Washington to Virginia in an effort to raise money and awareness for the Semper Fi Fund. Read the rest of this entry »
Miramar, CA - The Marine Corps Aviation Association’s (MCAA) Marion Carl Squadron recently hosted two unbelievable days of fundraising to help raise money and awareness for the Semper Fi Fund!
Starting at the Miramar Officers’ Club, Medal of Honor recipient Robert Modrzejewski, Colonel, USMC (Ret) helped in presenting two Action Trackchairs (www.actiontrackchair.com) to two injured Marines, Cpl. Jose Armenta and Cpl. Jon Schumacher. Read the rest of this entry »
Sherwood, Gresham and Woodburn, OR – For the second year in a row, Al's Garden Centers will donate $1 from every Christmas tree sold this season to the Semper Fi Fund. Visit Al's Garden Centers, purchase a tree, and support the Semper Fi Fund. Please visit their website for more information and locations.
Many thanks to Al's Garden Centers' continued support!