CBS News – Bush still supports troops

October 8, 2011

CBS News | CBS News | Cbsnews.com | October 8, 2011

(AP) DALLAS - George W. Bush says that after eight years in the White House, he's happy to be back home in Texas and out of the spotlight.

But the former commander-in-chief tells The Associated Press there's one aspect of his presidency he still misses: interaction with U.S. troops. And Bush, who sent them to wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, says that despite his desire to remain largely out of the public eye, he wants to make sure veterans and military members know they still have his support. Read the rest of this entry »

Poway: Polo club hosts military match

October 8, 2011

North County Times | Nctimes.com | October 8, 2011

Poway Polo photo injured service members

Staff Sgt. Stefan Banks of the Army team sends the ball forward during a polo match against the Marine team Saturday at the Poway Polo Fields in Poway. Photo by MISAEL VIRGEN

The Poway Polo Club is holding its inaugural Inter-service Military Polo Match this weekend at the Poway Polo Fields in Poway. Teams from the Army, Marines, Navy and Air Force compete in a round-robin tournament. Admission is free but donations will be taken to support the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund. The tournament, which has been in the planning stages for more than a year, was conceived as a means to provide assistance for wounded service members. Events continue from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Runners hit the pavement for injured service members at the Long Beach Marathon

October 7, 2011

Long Beach, CA – Runners from all over California will take part in “California’s original and most scenic marathon” Sunday, and raise money and awareness for wounded Marines while they are at it.

Semper Fi Fund will have 30 Community Athletes running and raising money on its behalf as well as a 16-members from the Fund’s Team Semper Fi taking part in the event. Read the rest of this entry »

Marines Hike for One Mission

October 7, 2011

North Carolina – A group of U.S. Marines are going above and beyond in what they are calling “the journey for injured Marines.”

Fortunate Sons, a group of 18 active-duty Marines, are planning to collectively hike the entire 1,000-mile North Carolina Mountains-to-Sea Trail” (MST) in the name of both charity and awareness. The 42-day journey begins October 2nd at Clingman’s Dome in the Great Smokey Mountains and ends at Jockey’s Ridge on the Outer Banks on Veterans Day weekend, November 13. Read the rest of this entry »

Mackey’s Hot Rods host charity raffle for wounded at Open House and Car Show

October 7, 2011

Huntington Beach, CA – Mackey’s Hot Rods Inc. is turning a love of hot rods into a way to thank our service men and women for all their sacrifices. This Sunday they will be hosting an Open House and Car Show and charity raffle from noon to 5:00 PM. All of the proceeds from the event will be donated to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund. Read the rest of this entry »

Poway Polo Club hosts inaugural Inter-service military Polo to benefit injured service members

October 7, 2011

Poway, CA – The Poway Polo Club will be hosting their inaugural Inter-service Military Polo Match, October 8-9. The tournament, which takes place at Poway Polo Fields in Poway, California, will have polo teams from the Army, Marines, Navy and Air Force competing in a round-robin tournament. Admission is free but donations will be taken to support the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund. Read the rest of this entry »

Injured Marine is behind the wheel of dream truck

October 7, 2011

By Suzanne Laurent | Eagle Tribune | Eagletribune.com | October 7, 2011

LONDONDERRY — Marine Cpl. Charles Donnelly picked up his dream truck yesterday — a F250 Super Duty — and it will be sporting Purple Heart plates.

It was delivered to Donnelly during a presentation at Ride-Away in Londonderry.

Donnelly, 26, was injured May 13 when he stepped on an improvised explosive devise, or IED, while on patrol with the 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. The explosion resulted in the amputation of his left leg, below the knee. Read the rest of this entry »

Wounded Afghan war vet gets a sweet ride on the road to recovery

October 7, 2011

By April Guilmet | Union Leader | Unionleader.com | October 7, 2011

LONDONDERRY -- Moments after being handed the keys to his new Ford F-250 pickup truck, Marine Cpl. Charles Donnelly could barely conceal his excitement, even skipping a few steps as he hopped into the driver’s seat, his wife of a year and a half, Kerry, by his side.

With his boyish grin and confident swagger, it’s hard to imagine that Donnelly, a resident of Merrimack, is still recovering from a serious injury received while serving in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan last spring. Read the rest of this entry »

Marine Corps League donates $10,000

October 6, 2011

Metrowest Daily News | Metrowestdailynews.com | October 5, 2011

Metrowest Marine Corps League Detachment 1037 in Natick donated $10,000 to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.

Five members of the detachment traveled to Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., recently to present a check that will be used to support this fund. Read the rest of this entry »

Bush Center Inaugural Warrior Open Golf Tournament

October 4, 2011

The George W. Bush Presidential Center will be hosting their inaugural Warrior Open Golf Tournament, October 10-11. The two-day tournament features members of the U.S. Armed Forces who served their country honorably and were severely wounded during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

There will be several service members golfing on behalf of the Semper Fi Fund at the Warrior Open. It is a 36-hole competition at Las Colinas Country Club, a member of the Club Corp family of clubs, in the Dallas area.

The tournament will honor all those who serve and sacrifice to defend the United States of America, and will herald the many organizations that give their time, talents and resources to support the men and women of our military and their families. The Semper Fi Fund has been chosen as one of four charities that will be highlighted during the tournament.

For more information about the Warrior Open Golf Tournament, please see their website.

Blog post: 5 Really Good Reasons to Support the SFF through CFC!

October 4, 2011

Are you a federal or state employee or a member of the military?

You have the opportunity this fall to participate in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). It is the only authorized workplace charitable giving drive for federal and state employees. In fact, the CFC is the largest and most successful workplace fundraising campaign in the world! Read the rest of this entry »

Bush Center Announces Field for Inaugural Warrior Open Golf Tournament

October 3, 2011

Highlights 4 military service organizations for their dedication to serving U.S. Armed Forces and their families

PRESS RELEASE

Posted on September, 28, 2011 @ 03:38PM

Contact: Hannah Abney, habney@bushcenter.com, 202-271-3456

DALLAS – The George W. Bush Presidential Center today announced the field of competitors for the 2011 Warrior Open, a two-day golf tournament featuring members of the U.S. Armed Forces who served their country honorably and were severely wounded during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Read the rest of this entry »

Skate for the Troops 2011

October 3, 2011
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Skate for Troops 2010

San Diego, CA - On Saturday, November 12, 2011, Derek Smith along with Honey Skateboards will be hosting the third annual “Skate for the Troops.” Skaters from all over the country will meet at Robb Field Skatepark, San Diego at 11 a.m. to push 12 miles around Mission Bay to raise money for the Semper Fi Fund.

In the past two years, Skate for the Troops has raised over $2,000 for the Semper Fi Fund and are hoping to hit the $3,500.00 mark this year. Throughout the longboarding community, Skate for the Troops has one main goal, to raise awareness for the needs of wounded members of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Major sponsors are Honey Skateboards, PushCulture.com , Randal Truck Co., Muirskate.com , Gravity Skateboards, SilverFishLongboard.com, Orangatang Wheels, Loaded Boards, CrossFit Junction, Paris Trucks, and Divine Wheels.

For more info contact Derek Smith.

Ongoing Giving Opportunities: Berk-Mont Business Association’s Charitable Foundation 2011

October 3, 2011

Boyentown, PA - Berk-Mont Business Association's Charitable Foundation will be setting out collection boxes at local businesses for the months of October, November and December.

The local store owners have chosen the Semper Fi Fund as their charity to raise money for this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Support through Sport – The Long Beach Marathon

October 3, 2011

Long Beach, CA -- Come run for the Fund!

The Semper Fi Fund has been chosen to be a Charity Partner for the Long Beach Marathon and Bike Tour on October 9 and we are looking for a team of runners and bikers to join us for California’s original and most scenic Marathon. Read the rest of this entry »