Battle Brothers Reunited by The Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation at the 2015 Celebrity Fight Night

March 28, 2015

On November 26, 2010, United States Marines Sergeant Gabriel Martinez and Corporal Justin Gaertner saw their lives irrevocably altered in a split-second, a moment that would forge a life-long bond. Today, for the first time in four years, the friends had a chance to reunite, thanks to The Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation and Celebrity Fight Night. Here is their story. Read the rest of this entry »

“Ride the Thunder” Premier

March 26, 2015

Westminster, CA – March 27th, 2015 – The movie, “Ride The Thunder – A Vietnam War Story of Honor & Triumph” premiers Friday, March 27th, 2015, at The Regency Westminster 10 Theater. The Semper Fi Fund is one of the four supported charities of the film and a portion of the profits will go to support our mission. Read the rest of this entry »

The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation Matches Cristie Kerr’s LPGA Winnings with Almost One Million Dollar Donation!

March 25, 2015

PHOENIX, AZ (March 19, 2015) – Last week, the Semper FI Fund received a very special gift from our dear friends and supporters, Bob and Renee Parsons: a check for nearly one million dollars, matching the 2014 LPGA Tour winnings of champion golfer Cristie Kerr! Read the rest of this entry »

6th Annual Boca Royale Semper Fi Golf Tournament Rallies Support for Injured Veterans, Unites Generations of Military Families

March 21, 2015

This month, the Boca Royale Golf and Country Club hosts the 6th Annual Semper Fi Fund Golf Tournament, a fundraising event that’s raised over half a million dollars and counting for wounded, critically ill and injured veterans. While most golf tournaments hire outside help or a professional organizer, this event is 100% planned and run by a group of retired community members. These volunteers, of whom many once served themselves, have made it their mission to support the next generation of military families. Read the rest of this entry »

Spitzer Strikeouts

March 20, 2015

New Braunfels, Texas - In honor of fallen Marine, Sgt Thomas Spitzer and to support the Semper Fi Fund, Canyon High Softball player Brooke Vestal will be taking pledges throughout the softball season on the number of strike outs she throws. Read the rest of this entry »

2015 Army Ten-Miler

March 18, 2015

Washington, DC - Now in its 30th year, the Army Ten-Miler (ATM) is held each October in Washington, DC and the Semper Fi Fund and our America's Fund Program are proud to be a part of their 2015 Military Community Partners. Runners will be able to choose to fundraise for the Semper Fi Fund and our America's Fund Program! Read the rest of this entry »

8th Annual Wounded Warrior Car Show

March 18, 2015

Long Beach, CA – This summer, check out the 8th Annual Wounded Warrior Car Show!! This exciting car show showcases Pre-1974 American Cars, Trucks, and Special Interest Vehicles. Limited to 225 displays, the location for this year's event is still pending but save the date! Read the rest of this entry »

Jackson Township Police Officer of the Year Dinner

March 18, 2015

Jackson Township, NJ - This event will be formal dinner to recognize the outstanding Police Officers who work for the Jackson Township Police Department. Each year Officers are selected from various units as the Officer of the Year for their specific Unit. One individual is chosen from those individual as the overall Officer of the year.

The proceeds from the auction and 50/50 raffle will be donated to the Kiwanis Club of Jackson and the Semper Fi Fund. Read the rest of this entry »

‘For Love of Country,’ by Howard Schultz and Rajiv Chandrasekaran

March 17, 2015

New York Times | Sunday Book Review | By JAMES WRIGHT | MARCH 12, 2015 | Link to Article

Howard Schultz and Rajiv Chandrasekaran are a formidable team. Chandrasekaran, a reporter and editor for The Washington Post who is about to start a media company in partnership with Starbucks, has served as a foreign correspondent in Iraq and Afghanistan, and is the author of compelling books on those wars. Schultz, the chief executive of Starbucks, has initiated comprehensive programs in that corporation to hire veterans. His account in the book’s introduction of a trip to West Point, where he realized the extent of the disconnect between ordinary Americans and those who serve in their military forces, is itself inspiring. Read the rest of this entry »

Steel Challenge Pistol Match

March 16, 2015

Helena, MT - The Steel Challenge is a 5-stage steel challenge match. This great 2nd event to benefit the Semper Fi Fund is open to ALL shooters - novice to expert. Prizes will be awarded to the top shooters in each shooting class and 95% of the proceeds will go to the Semper Fi Fund.

Come on out for some great skill and great fun - for a great cause. Read the rest of this entry »

Warrior Cobra Drive

March 16, 2015

Camp Pendleton, CA to Camp LeJeune, NC - Richard Rutherford and his son are planning a cross country drive in his Shelby Cobra to raise money for the Semper Fi Fund and Special Operations Warrior Fund. Read the rest of this entry »

Del Mar Red Nose Run raises $23K for charities

March 15, 2015

Del Mar Times | 6 a.m. March 14, 2015 | Link to Article

Enthusiastic members of the Low and Slow Running Club looked on Feb. 11 as Al Bernotas, founder, presented Valentine checks to representatives of the The Semper Fi Fund and Fresh Start Surgical Gifts. The club’s successful 23rd annual Del Mar Red Nose Run, held Dec. 19 on the beach, generated $23,000 benefiting the two local organizations. Read the rest of this entry »

6th Annual Burn Your Own Steak

March 13, 2015

Camp Lejeune, NC – The Semper Fi Fund will once again be hosting a "Burn Your Own Steak" night and fundraiser at the Marston Pavilion on MCB Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Come join us on May 16, 2016. There will be good food, a silent and special guests and speakers. Read the rest of this entry »

Marine South Expo 2015

March 13, 2015

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. Read the rest of this entry »

5th Annual Camin Cargo Control Golf Outing

March 13, 2015

Kingwood, TX - This May, the Camin Cargo Control company will host it's 5th Annual golf outing to show appreciation to their clients and colleagues. Read the rest of this entry »