Semper Fi Fund is highlighted in Stars and Stripes!

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September 6, 2013

2013-09_stars_and_stripes_karen_guenther's_semper_fi_fund_-_spouse_calls_-_stripesBy Terri Barnes | Stars and Stripes - Washington, DC | stripes.com | Published: September 5, 2013

At a luncheon to honor outstanding military spouses from all service branches, Marine wife Karen Guenther was introduced by Bonnie Amos, the first lady of the Marine Corps.

Guenther’s family was at a nearby table. Her husband sat tall and straight in his uniform as the wife of the Marine Corps Commandant described the Semper Fi Fund, a nonprofit Guenther started in 2003 to meet the needs of those returning injured from war. Read the rest of this entry »

SC Rider Benefit Bike Wash

SC Rider Bike Wash 2013
September 5, 2013

SC Rider Bike Wash 2013
San Clemente, CA – Do you own a bike? Stop by SC Rider Supply on Sunday, September 8th to get your bike washed and raise funds for wounded warriors!

SC Rider Supply will be hosting the benefit bike wash, as well as a BBQ, live band, and huge raffle to benefit the Semper Fi Fund.
For more information, please contact event organizer and SC Rider Supply owner, Roxanne Lucido at (949) 388-0521, or check out the SC Rider Supply website: http://www.scridersupply.com/.

Honolulu Marathon 2013

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September 3, 2013

Honolulu, Hawaii - The Honolulu Marathon starts on Ala Moana Boulevard, which in Hawaiian means "path by the ocean." This phrase is an appropriate description for the entire race course. An expo will be held at the Hawaii Convention Center from Wednesday December 4th through Saturday December 7th. Race week activities include Concert/luau on Friday December 4th and a race day concert at Queen Kapiolani Bandstand on December 8th.

For more race information and to register visit: www.honolulumarathon.org.

Enter the Semper Fi Fund Community Athlete 50% Discount Code when registering: SEFIHON2013

Join the team and create your fundraising page at http://www.makeyeshappen.com/SemperFiTeamHonolulu

Title of event: Honolulu Marathon
Start date and time: December 8, 2013 at 5am
End date and time: December 8, 2013, finish line at Kapiolani Park, Honolulu, Hawaii
Venue: Honolulu, Hawaii
Address, city, state: Ala Moana Boulevard/Queen Street Extension, Honolulu, Hawaii
Brief info/write-up about the event: POC: Marianne Espinoza at marianne.espinoza@semperfifund.org

Honolulu Century Ride 2013

Honolulu Century Ride 2013
September 3, 2013

Honolulu Century Ride 2013Honolulu, Hawaii - Aloha! Come join us on the Honolulu Century Ride, Hawaii's largest cycling event. The Honolulu Century Ride annually attracts thousands of riders from around the world. The ride is fully supported with the support of our local bike shops and Honolulu police officers. Aid stations serve locally grown bananas, oranges, and a refreshing sport drink. After riding, relax at Kapiolani Park enjoying Hula and eat ono (yummy) food served by community groups.

To Join Team: Register for the Honolulu Century Ride at www.hbl.org and join Semper Fi Fund Team at http://www.ir4c.com/TeamStory/SemperFiCenturyRide

Date: September 29, 2013

Venue: One Hundred Miles of Oahu Scenery. The ride starts and ends in Kapiolani Park on the Diamond Head side of Waikiki.

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For PDF version of the flyer - click here

Impact of Images

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September 3, 2013

Palm Desert, CA - Fabulous & gifted artist Grant McMillan would like to donate proceeds from the sales of his art work to the SFF. His art work will be on display at the City of Palm Desert's Art Gallery from September 12 to November 15, 2013, and there will be an opening night September 16, 2013. Price for each photo is $1294.35 and there will be 10 to 15 pieces up for sale. Please support Grant in his efforts to help our injured and their families. His art work is amazing and very inspirational!

The Semper Fi Fund is so grateful to Grant for his generosity and for his support to our mission.

POC: Grant McMillan - 604-374-4453. grant.e.mcmillan@gmail.com

A few Samples of Grant's wonderful works!

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16th Annual Semper Fi Golf Classic

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September 3, 2013

sff_golf_classic_2013_langdon_farmsAurora, OR - The Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Oregon and Washington proudly presents the 16th Annual Semper Fi Golf Classic to benefit the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.

The tournament is open to all, especially Marines, Corpsmen, Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors, National Guard, Coast Guard and any other Friends of Marines, but is limited to the first 144 players to register. Proceeds from this event will go to Marine Corps-related charities, to include a major portion to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.

The format will be the same as in the previous 15 years: a four-person scramble with team handicaps, and we will play rain or shine.

The fee of $150.00 for a single golfer, which includes 18 holes of golf, a cart, practice
facilities, a welcome package, a buffet dinner, and prizes. There will also be a great raffle, auction, putting contest, and a special prize for a hole in one. So come and enjoy an excellent afternoon of golf followed by camaraderie, and help improve the quality of life of our wounded Marines and Corpsmen.

For more information, contact John Stofiel at 360-907-5342 or by email at jfstofiel@comcast.net

Download the flyer for more information.

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Click Here for PDF Version of the SFF Golf Classic 2013_Flyer

Newk’s Eatery Grand Opening in Greensboro, North Carolina

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August 26, 2013

Newk’s Eatery is opening its newest restaurant. All the proceeds from their Grand Opening on Saturday, September 7, 2013, will benefit America’s Fund. This is the franchise group’s first Grand Opening of many and they look forward creating long term partnerships with their communities and supporting local wounded service members and their families.

Come out for a meal and support America's Fund — there will be no charge for all meals, simply a donation. Questions? Please contact Dustin and email for more information (doehler@kudzufood.com).

Raleigh, North Carolina: Military Appreciation Day at the State Fair

Military Day at North Carolina State Fair Raleigh
August 26, 2013

Military Day at North Carolina State Fair RaleighCome join the Semper Fi Fund and America's Fund at the North Carolina State Fair for Military Appreciation Day on October 23, 2013!

Military adults and dependents age 13-64 pay only $5 at gate (almost a 40% discount) by showing military or veteran ID at the ticket window. Offer is not available online or in advance. Discount is available for all military personnel, including active duty, reserve, National Guard, retired, and veterans.

*Gates open 8am-11pm

*Ticket booth open 8am-9:45pm

Please check back for information about the parade soon!

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Volunteers Needed for Marine Corps Marathon

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August 21, 2013

volunteer for the semper fi fund marine corps marathonSign up to help at the very first Semper Fi Fund water station at the Marine Corps Marathon. We need your help and enthusiasm to encourage, motivate, and hydrate racers!

The Semper Fi Fund needs 50-75 volunteers on October 27th, and water station volunteers will be signed up from 8am-2pm. Click on the link below to sign up to come on out and help this great event!

Click to register

  • There will be a drop down menu.
  • Select the Semper Fi Fund
  • Password SemperFi2013

Team Semper Fi Represented in the 2013 Paratriathlon World Championships

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August 20, 2013

USA Paratrithlon team semper Fi wounded warrior Marines USA Triathlon just announced who will be representing Team USA at next month's Paratriathlon World Championships in London England. Team Semper Fi athletes:

*HMC Jose Ramos (left arm amputee) and finished 4th place at the US National Championships

*Sgt Allen Young (GSW left shoulder) and finished 5th place at the US National Championships

*MAA3 Nathan DeWalt (SCI) and finished 9th place at the US National Championships

All competed at the US National Championships in Austin Texas in May to earn their spots on Team USA in London.

Let's also send some encouragement and good vibes for a quick recovery to PO3 Mike Johnston (Left BK) who also made the World Championship Team but had to pull out after injuring himself in a race accident recently.Mike is a Paratriathlon National Team member and won a Bronze medal at this year's US National Championships.These amazing athletes have proved that they are a force in the United States and are looking to make some noise on the international stage for Team USA!

Go Team Semper Fi and Go Team USA!!!!

Community Athlete: Captain Mosi Smith, Labor Pains 12-Hour Endurance Trail Run

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August 20, 2013

Community Athletes Robert Hillery and Mosi SmithCaptain Mosi Smith is participating in the Labor Pains 12-hr Endurance Trail Run in Reading, PA. He has supported the Semper Fi Fund for years in multiple events :

*St. John 8 Tuff Miles Road Race
*Rock’N’Roll USA Marathon (as a pacer)
*Bull Run Run 50-Miler
*Boston Marathon, Badwater
*Salton Sea Ultramarathon Race
*Endless Summer 6 hour event.

These races are a part of a long-term fundraising campaign that Captain Mosi Smith and Captain Robert Hillery launched in 2010 -- they call it "1 in 10" campaign. To help his campaign, please donate today.

3rd Annual Helping our Heroes Golf Tournament: Farmers Branch, Texas

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August 6, 2013

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Please join us on Monday, September 16, 2013 for our Third Annual Helping Our Heroes Golf Tournament and Dinner at Brookhaven Country Club in Farmers Branch, Texas. The tournament will include a round of golf followed by an awards dinner with special guests and camaraderie.

Helping our Heroes Golf TournamentProceeds from this year's event benefit the Semper Fi Fund.

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Dentists for Semper Fi Fund Golf Tournament

August 6, 2013

A Golf Tournament will be hosted by Dentists and Dental companies around the Atlanta, Georgia area in support of the Semper Fi Fund's mission. The Tournament will be held at Heritage Golf Course in Tucker, Georgia.  For more information on this event, please email for more information (brettlangston@yahoo.com) or call 706.877.6526.

Event Date: September 6, 2013 from 9 am to 4 pm

Community Athlete: Kevin Whisman, Ben Moore Memorial Half Marathon

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August 3, 2013

Kevin Whisman Community AthleteKevin Whisman is participating in the Ben Moore Memorial Half Marathon in Annapolis, Maryland. Please help him fundraise by donating and supporting his efforts.

 

Community Athlete: Darryl Cloud, Triathlon Extraordinaire

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August 3, 2013

Darryl Cloud Community AthleteDarryl Cloud is a long term supporter of the Semper Fi Fund. He has participated in multiple races over the years, fundraising every year for the fund. He also served in the Marine Corps and wants to support his brothers and sisters in arms. He is running in the following future races:

*Maple City Triathlon in Norwolk, OH, August 4, 2013
*Get-2-It Triathlon in Hueston Woods, OH, August 11, 2013
*Quantico Triathlon, August 17, 2013

Darryl is the most active member of our Community Athletes, competing in 12 events in 2012 and plans to continue the momentum for 2013. Please support his effort to help raise funds for our servicemembers during their time of need.