Avon, CT – Held each year in the Tiernan Wrestling Room, the event features groups of faculty, students, and friends of AOF doing push-ups in rotations for a period of 24 hours. Read the rest of this entry »
Washington, DC – 5th Annual Semper FI 5K will be held on May 10, 2014 at 9:00AM (rain or shine) at Anacostia Park in Washington, DC. Please come out and run or walk for this fun event and show your support for our wounded, injured, and critically ill service members and their families!
All proceeds from the race will be donated to the Semper Fi Fund. The registration rates will rise over time, so please sign up early to lock in a low registration fee and ensure your spot in this year's race. Click here to register.
Syracuse, NY – Please join the J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Veterans’ Issues and Support Initiative and Outreach Network (V.I.S.I.O.N), and the Syracuse University Racquetball Club for a two day campus wide racquetball tournament. Read the rest of this entry »
Villanova, PA – The NROTC unit at Villanova University is carrying on the tradition of fundraising for the Semper Fi Fund for the 7th consecutive year. With their ongoing help, the Semper Fi Fund will continue to give back to our wounded, ill and injured Service Members who have sacrificed so much on our behalf. Read the rest of this entry »
A Paralympics Profile
Sochi, Russia - On March 7, Fisht Olympic Stadium will host the opening ceremonies of the XI Paralympic Winter Games. Competitors in 10 disability categories will compete in five events—and Team Semper Fi athlete Jon Lujan (bilateral lower-leg paralysis) will be representing Team USA in alpine skiing. For details about televised coverage of the Paralympics, please see this press release. Read the rest of this entry »
The eyes of the sporting world have turned to Sochi, Russia, and the beginning of the XXII Olympic Winter Games.
Exactly one month after the opening ceremonies, though—on March 7—Fisht Olympic Stadium will play host to a second opening ceremony: that of the XI Paralympic Winter Games, a 10-day celebration of athleticism and competitive spirit Read the rest of this entry »
New York, NY - The Semper Fi Fund is thrilled to announce that we have been chosen as a charity partner for the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon! Join our team for this exclusive race and run for our injured and critically ill service members. Read the rest of this entry »
11th Annual Military Appreciation Day hosted by Swansboro Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Committee
Swansboro, NC - The town of Swansboro will once again hold the 11th Annual Military Appreciation Day, hosted by Swansboro Chamber of Commerce's Military Affairs Committee
The Semper Fi Fund will have a booth there, so please stop by and say hi! Read the rest of this entry »
MCAS Cherry Point, NC - The 2014 Air Show will be held aboard the East Coast's premiere Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, NC 28533. MCAS Cherry Point is centrally located in Havelock, NC. The air show is a short drive from anywhere in eastern NC.
The Semper Fi Fund will have a booth at the show, so come by and visit us and enjoy a day of free family fun! Read the rest of this entry »
Appalachian Trail, USA - Marine & Army veteran J.A. Harris will hike the entire length of the Appalachian Trail, which runs 2,180 miles through 14 states, from 8 April – 15 Aug, all to raise funds an awareness for the Semper Fi Fund's mission. Read the rest of this entry »
Camp Lejeune, NC - The Marine South Expo is co-sponsored by and held at Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune. Marine South commands from Camp Lejeune; Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point and Marine Corps Air Station, New River are among the attendees.
Held since 1993, this annual exposition showcases the latest innovative displays, trailblazing computer simulations and state-of-the-art technology systems and equipment designed specifically for the U.S. Marine Corps. Courtesy of the Marine South Expo, the Semper Fi Fund will, once again, have a booth there, spreading the word about our mission! Read the rest of this entry »
Riding Across the United States - Marine combat engineer Rob Jones was serving in Afghanistan in 2010 when an improvised explosive device claimed both his legs. Now 28 and fitted with a pair of prosthetic legs, Rob is bicycling cross-country to give back to the charitable organizations that he says, “were there for me in my darkest hours.” He began his journey October 14 in Bar Harbor, Maine, and hopes to raise $1 million by the time he reaches San Diego, California. Read the rest of this entry »
A Paralympics Profile
Sochi, Russia - On March 7, Fisht Olympic Stadium will host the opening ceremonies of the XI Paralympic Winter Games. Competitors in 10 disability categories will compete in five events—and Team Semper Fi athlete Omar Bermejo (single arm amputee) will be representing Team USA in Nordic skiing. For details about televised coverage of the Paralympics, please see this press release. Read the rest of this entry »