Double Rafter Cattle Drive – 2015

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August 24, 2015

Sheridan, WY - For the third year, Semper Fi Fund and America’s Fund Jinx McCain Horsemanship Program (JMHP) saddled up wounded, critically ill and injured active duty service members and veterans on an authentic cowboy adventure in the majestic Big Horn Mountains at the Double Rafter Ranch near Sheridan, Wyoming. For service members who dream of being a cowboy or cowgirl, this clinic gives them the experience of the way ranching was done 150 years ago. Read the rest of this entry »

Wounded Military Veterans Take On Utah Mountains

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August 8, 2015

Good 4 Utah | 08/06/2015 12:51 PM | 08/07/2015 11:57 AM | Link to Story
Twenty injured military veterans have been in Utah attending the first-sever Semper Fi Fund and America's Fund Mountain Biking Camp.

Tyler Burdick is one of them. He is originally from Salt Lake City, and is a United States Navy veteran and is a double below-the-knee amputee. He competes in many Team Semper Fi events such as the mountain biking camp. In addition to his Team Semper Fi events, he is a U.S. Paralympic Snowboarder. Read the rest of this entry »

WOUNDED MILITARY VETERANS TAKE ON MOUNTAINS AS PART OF RECOVERY THROUGH BIKING

July 31, 2015

Service members attend first ever Semper Fi Fund and America’s Fund Mountain Biking Camp in Utah

Park City, UT – Twenty injured post-9/11 veterans are going to challenge themselves and perceptions of what is possible at a mountain biking camp from August 1-5. Read the rest of this entry »

Wounded vets learn how to golf

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July 30, 2015

KUSA 9NEWS | Allison Sylte and Steve Staeger | KUSA 9:58 p.m. MDT July 28, 2015 | Link to Coverage

Englewood, CO - A group of veterans got to learn "the game of a lifetime" this week at Inverness Golf Club as part of the Team Semper Fi Golf Camp. 9NEWS at 9 p.m. 07/28/15. KUSA Read the rest of this entry »

Wounded veterans back in the saddle

Rebecca Fletcher of Deale, Maryland, and fellow Marines ride Friday during the Semper Fi Fund and Jinx McCain Horsemanship Program clinic at the Canton Multipurpose and Equine Center in Madison County. The horsemanship program and inaugural Dixie Challenge continues through Sunday.
(Photo: Photos by Greg Jenson/The Clarion-Ledger)
April 27, 2015

The Clarion-Ledger | Jacob Threadgill | April 24, 2015, 9:34 p.m. CDT | Link to Article

Canton, MS - There was always one soothing thought commanding officer John Mayer would share with his machine gunner Carlos Rochel during the difficult times of two tours of duty in Iraq, "nothing is better for the inside of a person than the outside of a horse."

Rochel is one of 16 veterans, 14 of which are Marines, in Canton through the weekend competing in the inaugural Dixie Challenge through the Jinx McCain Horsemanship Program, which is sponsored by the Semper Fi Fund. Read the rest of this entry »

Wounded Warriors train for triathlon on Pensacola Beach

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April 24, 2015

WEAR-TV ABC-3 | Updated: Friday, April 24 2015, 10:15 PM CDT | Link to Article

Pensacola, FL - Fourteen Wounded Warriors are on Pensacola Beach training for a triathlon.

They're taking part in a sports camp put on by the "Semper Fi Fund." Read the rest of this entry »

Injured veterans take on triathlon camp, body and mind

Team Semper Fi Swimming Coach John Murray, standing gives a group of his swimmers a few pointers while training at the Portofino Island Resort pool Friday afternoon. Injured veterans from Team Semper Fi and Team America's Fund are participating in a triathlon camp on Pensacola Beach.  (Photo: Tony Giberson/tgiberson@pnj.com)
April 20, 2015

Pensacola News Journal | by Marketta Davis | 7:08 p.m. CDT April 17, 2015 | Link to Article

Pensacola Beach will be home to some 20 injured veterans over the next two weeks as they take part in training for upcoming triathlons sponsored by teams Semper Fi and America's Fund. Read the rest of this entry »

Vets ride to raise awareness, but not for themselves

Navy veteran Josh Sharpe, a world-class handcyclist who lost the use of his legs in a car accident in 1994, will take part in a 180-mile fundraising ride for multiple sclerosis research April 18-19.
(Photo: Courtesy of Team Semper Fi)
April 13, 2015

Marine Corps Times | By Leo Shane III, Staff writer | 11:02 a.m. EDT April 10, 2015 | Link to Article

Navy veteran Josh Sharpe, who lost the use of his legs in a car accident in 1994, will use a handcycle to travel the 180 miles from Houston to Austin, Texas, to raise awareness for his cause. Another 14 injured veterans will join, too, in the hopes of more public attention. Read the rest of this entry »

Team Semper Fi and Team America’s Fund take part in the BPMS150

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April 10, 2015

The Semper Fi Fund is proud to partner with BP America to send 15 Team Semper Fi and Team America’s Fund athletes to ride alongside Team BP in the BP MS 150, April 18-19, 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Team Semper Fi’s Injured Veterans Finish Strong at Marine Corps Trials

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March 11, 2015

Injured Athletes Go for the Gold Building Confidence and Life-Long Bonds

For the fifth consecutive year, the injured veteran athletes of Team Semper Fi returned to compete for a coveted slot in the Warrior Games at the WWR Warrior Games Marine Corps Trials (MCT). Read the rest of this entry »

California Roundup 2015

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February 17, 2015

Mountain Center, CA - The Jinx McCain Horsemanship Program will host riders in a basic horsemanship and cowboy skills clinic at two southern California ranches—the Pathfinder Ranch in Mountain Center and the San Pasquel Valley Ranch in San Pasquel, CA.

This clinic will be four days long with the first two days conducting basic horsemanship skill training and mountain trail riding in the high mountain meadows and trails at Pathfinder Ranch. We’ll even conduct the ranch’s high ropes course after riding one of the days, which is sure to build confidence and team building as we negotiate the ropes 30’ in the air. Read the rest of this entry »

Montana Rendezvous 2015

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February 17, 2015

Absarokee, Montana - Join Semper Fi Fund and America’s Fund Jinx McCain Horsemanship Program for a horse packing and fly-fishing adventure in the majestic Beartooth Mountains near Absarokee, Montana Read the rest of this entry »

Cowboy Adventure in the Majestic Big Horn Mountains

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January 15, 2015

Sheridan, WY - For the third year, Semper Fi Fund and America’s Fund Jinx McCain Horsemanship Program took injured or critically ill veterans on an authentic cowboy adventure in the majestic Big Horn Mountains at the Double Rafter Ranch near Sheridan, Wyoming. The Double Rafter is one of our most popular and challenging clinics. For veterans who dreamed of being a cowboy or cowgirl, this clinic gives them the experience of the way ranching was done 150 years ago. Read the rest of this entry »

Wounded soldiers hit Park City slopes

The Semper Fi Fund, a non-profit organization that helps wounded veterans, is holding an event this weekend at Park City Mountain Resort that allows service members to ski and snowboard and learn from Paralympics instructors. (Courtesy of the Semper Fi Fund)
January 12, 2015

About 60 veterans are participating in the fourth annual event

The Park Record | Bubba Brown | POSTED: 01/09/2015 04:17:40 PM MST0 | Link to Article

Park City, UT - Returning from war is seldom easy for soldiers. Post-traumatic stress disorder haunts many and those who have been wounded during their service often find challenges in what were once simple tasks of daily life. Read the rest of this entry »

Semper Fi Fund and America’s Fund Jinx McCain Horsemanship Program inaugural Dixie Challenge

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December 12, 2014

Jackson, Mississippi - Come saddle up for Jinx McCain Horsemanship Program’s inaugural horsemanship clinic in Jackson, Mississippi. Were rounding up 12 wounded, ill, and injured service members and veterans for an exciting weekend of cowboy skills training and team competition. Read the rest of this entry »