Ride for Semper Fi riders cycle 430 miles for injured service members!

October 17th, 2011

San Diego, CA - After three and a half days and 430 miles across hot deserts and intense hills, 65 riders from the Ride for Semper Fi will arrive from Scottsdale, Arizona to San Diego, Califonria on Saturday, October 15. The riders are taking on the long and strenuous journey to raise awareness and support for injured Marines and Sailors. They will end their ride with a check presentation to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot.

This is the fourth year for Ride for Semper Fi (RFSF) . Over the last three years, the RFSF team has raised more than $500,000 for the Semper Fi Fund. This year their goal is $300,000 to give to "those who have sacrificed and suffered injuries while serving our country.”

During the trip, riders will witness personally the strength of our nation’s heroes. Three injured service members from the Semper Fi Fund’s sport program, Team Semper Fi will be enduring the journey along side the team. Team Semper Fi members include former active duty Marines, Major Tres Smith and Lance Corporal Angel Gomez, and Navy Corpsman HM2 George Ochoa. Also, supporting the team is honorary Team Captain, Marine Corporal Ronny Porta.

To support the ride or to read more about their efforts please go to their website Therideforsemperfi.com.

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