2011 Shrapnel Happens 5K

October 12, 2011

The 2011 Shrapnel Happens 5k is a run that circles the Veterans Memorial Park in Richfield, MN. Bring your family and friends to honor all those who serve our nation!

All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Semper Fi Fund. The event is presented by Up Tempo Race Management and Alarc.

To register, donate or to buy a shirt please, see the Shrapnel Happens website.

For more information, please contact the Race Director, Danika Seymour.

Register Early!
Fees to register:
By Oct 28th $25
By Nov 8th - $30
On Race Day - $35

Camp Pendleton Patch: The Ride for Semper Fi

October 12, 2011

By Laura Crawford | Camp Pendleton Patch | Camppendleton.patch.com | October 5, 2011

The Ride for Semper Fi kicks off Oct. 12 from Scottsdale, Ariz. and ends in MCRD San Diego. The 70 participating riders of the event, which supports the Semper Fi Fund, have been training for five months—some longer—completing rides of up to 100 miles a day.

One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, which supports critically ill and/or injured members of the United States Armed Forces. Four of the riders have benefited from the fund in the past. Read the rest of this entry »

Virginia Skylla hosts Semper Fi Charity Golf Tournament

October 12, 2011

Skylla Engineering of Virginia will be hosting a golf tournament to benefit the Semper Fi Fund on October 21. The format will be a four-person scramble, and they will play rain or shine. The fee is $80.00 for a single golfer and includes 18 holes of golf, a cart, award dinner, and prizes.

This tournament is part of Skylla Engineering's series of “Skylla for Semper Fi” fundraising events to benefit the Semper Fi Fund over the course of one year.

Events will take place near the Skylla locations in Virginia, South Carolina, New Mexico, and Mississippi. Events will consist of a combination of Golf Tournaments, 5K Run/Walks, and/or Dinner/Silent Auctions beginning in October 2011 and concluding in August 2012.

Please contact Susan Lewis, Community Event Coordinator for Skylla Engineering for more information.

See the Skylla Engineering fundraising website for full details!

Riders from SFF’s Jinx McCain Horsemanship Program to participate in Horse Cutting Classic 2

October 12, 2011

Nokesville, VA -- As a part of Semper Fi Fund's Jinx McCain Horsemanship Program, the Semper Fi Fund will be sending ten select wounded Marines from the Marine Corps' Wounded Warrior Regiment (WWR) once again to participate in the Wounded Warrior Cutting Horse Classic at the D & M Cattle Company in Nokesville, Virginia. Read the rest of this entry »

People rally for wounded Marine

October 11, 2011

By Howard Altman | Tampa Tribune | Tbo.com | October 11, 2011

For Rob Barrow and Richard Hartmann, perhaps the hardest part of trying to build an addition to the home of a severely wounded Marine is finishing a sentence.

"Every time I tell someone the story of Cpl. Mike Nicholson, I get ready to start a sentence asking for help, but I can't finish it," said Barrow, a retired Marine lieutenant colonel. "Can you help with the conc?… Can you help with the dry wa? … I can't finish the sentence because people have been so eager to help, and they just jump in and offer." Read the rest of this entry »

Ride for Semper Fi 2011

October 11, 2011

Scottsdale, Arizona -- Go Ride for Semper Fi! The ride kicked off October 12 in Scottsdale, Arizona and will end at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego on October 15.

This is the fourth year for the ride which takes place over 3 days and covers 430-mile. The Ride for Semper Fi's goal Read the rest of this entry »

4th Annual Semper Fi Poker Run

October 10, 2011

Sapphire's bar and grille is hosting the 4th Annual Semper Fi Poker Run on Oct 15, 2011.

All Bikes,Cars and Trucks are welcome to attend this fun event and a great cause.The registration begins at 10 am at Sapphire's and the run will run from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

There will be a BBQ after the run along with Live bands, door prizes, a 50/50 raffles and more.

ABC News: George W. Bush on Iraq, Afghanistan

October 10, 2011

Felicia Patinkin | ABC News | ABCNews.com | October 10, 2011

To the 30 percent of veterans who in a recent Pew Research Center poll said that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan weren’t worth fighting, former President George W. Bush has this to say: “I hope history proves them wrong.” Read the rest of this entry »

Combined Federal Campaign 2011

October 9, 2011

Nationwide - Attention military personnel and state and federal employees! You can make a difference in the lives of our injured Servicemembers and their families. Please choose to support the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund (CFC# 11459) for this year's Combined Federal Campaign Read the rest of this entry »

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 »