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.
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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 »

Lone Star Ranch 2015

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February 17, 2015

Casper, Wyoming - Saddle up with the Semper Fi Fund and America’s Fund Jinx McCain Horsemanship Program for a week of cowboying at the Lone Star Ranch near Casper, Wyoming.

This is our second year at the storied Lone Star Ranch and the perfect place to put our horsemanship skills learned in previous clinics into practical application. The Lone Star is an historic Wyoming cattle ranch, not a “Dude Ranch,” that still does all its ranching the traditional way from the back of a horse. 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 - Join Semper Fi Fund and America’s Fund Jinx McCain Horsemanship Program for an authentic cowboy adventure in the majestic Big Horn Mountains at the Double Rafter Ranch near Sheridan, Wyoming

This is our third year at the Double Rafter--our most popular and challenging clinic. If you’ve ever dreamed of being a cowboy or cowgirl, and want to experience ranching the way it was done a 150 years ago, then this is the clinic to sign up for. We’ll join the Double Rafter crew for a week of cowboying that will cover all aspects of cattle handling from horseback. From rounding up cattle scattered throughout tall pines and deep valleys, to branding calves in pristine mountain meadows, to driving 500 cattle over high mountain passes, this is an opportunity not to be missed. 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 »

Disabled veterans hit the slopes at Breckenridge this week

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December 2, 2014

KDVR FOX 31 DENVER | BY KENT ERDAHL | LINK TO COVERAGE | POSTED 8:06 PM, DECEMBER 2, 2014

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — A unique ski event in Breckenridge this week is helping our wounded warriors hit the slopes, many for the very first time. Read the rest of this entry »

The 2014 39th Marine Corps Marathon: We Can’t Thank Everyone Enough!

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October 29, 2014

Here’s the bottom line up top: The weekend of October 23-26 was absolutely amazing!

It marked the 39th running of the Marine Corps Marathon--and the 10th year that the Semper Fi Fund has been involved with this incredible and inspirational event. Of the 27,422 entrants in this year’s Marathon, more than 900 runners and cyclists participated as Semper Fi Fund Community Athletes (more than 730 of them!) and members of Team Semper Fi and Team America's Fund. Read the rest of this entry »

Medal of Honor recipient to start marathon with skydive

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October 27, 2014

Fox News | Oct. 25, 2014 - 2:51 | Link to Video

Kyle Carpenter on record-breaking attempt and representing the Semper Fi Fund Read the rest of this entry »

Marine Corps Marathon Filled With 30,000 Stories

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October 27, 2014

CBS DC | By Chuck Carroll | October 26, 2014 1:59 PM | Link to Article

WASHINGTON (WNEW) — The Marine Corps Marathon, also known as “The People’s Marathon,” symbolizes the values of the Marine Corps.

Many service members ran or pedaled the 26.2 miles for those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

For Marine Gunnery Sgt. Guillermo Tejada it’s more than a marathon. It’s a reminder of Nov. 11, 2010.

“That day I got struck by an I.E.D. and I lost both of my legs on impact,” Tejada says. Read the rest of this entry »

Handcyclist Competing in Third Marine Corps Marathon

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October 27, 2014

4 NBC Washington | By Julie Carey | Friday, Oct 24, 2014 | Link to Article

Washington, DC - A Marine who lost his legs to an IED in Afghanistan will be one of dozens of handcyclists racing alongside runners in the Marine Corps Marathon Sunday.

Sgt. Michael Frazier was introduced to his first handcycle while being treated at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after the explosion. Frazier has also served three tours in Iraq. Read the rest of this entry »

Semper Fi Fund Returns to Marine Corps Marathon 900+ Strong to Raise Funds and Awareness for Injured Veterans

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October 18, 2014

Washington, DC – On Sunday, October 26th, before most of us have even had our morning coffee, a sea of red-shirted runners and hand-cyclists will queue up for the 39th Annual Marine Corps Marathon in support of the Semper Fi Fund. For the fifth year in a row, the Semper Fi Fund will be the MCM’s largest charity partner, with over 900 runners and hand-cyclists raising funds and awareness for injured, ill and wounded service members. Read the rest of this entry »