2014 Marine Corps Marathon Health and Fitness Expo by GE

October 6, 2014

Washington, DC -- The Semper Fi Fund will be hosting a booth at the 2014 Marine Corps Marathon Health and Fitness Expo by GE!

Please stop by our booth and say hello to SFF staff and volunteers....and pick up some great promotional material! Read the rest of this entry »

Norm’s Memorial Golf Tournament

October 6, 2014

La Mesa, CA - Golf tournament to honor Norm Kleinebreil, owner of Norm's Cocktails, LaMesa, CA and to benefit the Semper Fi Fund. Norm, who passed away on July 7, 2014, was a retired MSGT, USMC, and a respected and loved member of the community. Read the rest of this entry »

10th Annual Cherry Run 4 Charity 5K

October 6, 2014

Burke, VA - The Cherry Run Elementary School PTA is organizing a family friendly 5K race to support the Semper Fi Fund. Following the 5K race at 8:30am, there will be kids fun run.

Come on out and enjoy the beautiful fall weather and support a wonderful cause.

Saturday, October 18
8:30 am – 5K Run/Walk
9:30 am – Kids Fun Run

Start and Finish at Cherry Run Elementary School
9732 Ironmaster Drive
Burke, VA 22015

Click here to register for the race.
PLEASE NOTE: Runners who register on or after Oct. 14 are not guaranteed race t-shirts.

Olde Homestead Harvest Classic

October 6, 2014

New Tripoli, PA - This is a three day event starting on Saturday with multiple mini tournaments and ending on Monday with contests on the 18-hole course. All of the proceeds from these contests will benefit the Semper Fi Fund. Read the rest of this entry »

Semper Fi Fund director made honorary Marine

October 5, 2014

Marine Corps Times | By Hope Hodge Seck Staff Writer | Oct. 4, 2014 - 04:40PM | Link to Article
Washington, DC - In one of his final acts as commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Jim Amos pinned Semper Fi Fund founder Karen Guenther with a solid gold eagle, globe and anchor, signaling her admission into the exclusive order of honorary Marines.

The pinning ceremony — a complete surprise to Guenther — took place as the nonprofit marked its 10th anniversary in a Sept. 20 celebration at Marine Barracks Washington. But Amos said the event was a long time in the making. Read the rest of this entry »

6th Annual Run for the Fund

October 2, 2014

Ridgecrest, CA – The 6th Annual Run for the Fund benefitting the Semper Fi Fund is here!

This race continues to grow year after year. Choose your distance: 5K/10K Run/Walk; 1/2 Marathon. Over the past 5 years, Run For The Fund has raised over $35,000 for our wounded, injured and ill service members and their families. We look forward to another great race! Please join them again this year as they continue their much needed support! Read the rest of this entry »

Rico Roman, U.S. Paralympic star, helps open 2014 Warrior Games presented by Deloitte

October 2, 2014

BY SCOTTIE BIBB | SEPT. 28, 2014, 10:30 P.M. (ET) | Link to Article

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Paralympic gold medalist and retired Army Staff Sergeant Rico Roman — alongside fellow Paralympic teammate and retired Marine Corps Corporal Paul Schaus — lit the cauldron to kick off the fifth annual Warrior Games presented by Deloitte at the Olympic Training Center today in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Read the rest of this entry »

Wine Country Marines – 2014

September 30, 2014

Sonoma, CA – The Wine Country Marines' Annual "Wine Country Marine Corps Birthday Ball" is set for Saturday, November 1, 2014 at the Jacuzzi Family Vineyards in Sonoma, CA. This will also be the 29th Anniversary of the Wine Country Marine Corps Birthday Ball. The ball has been a major contributor to the Semper Fi Fund, with proceeds from the evening being donated to the Semper Fi Fund since 2007, providing more than a hundred thousand dollars of much needed support to our Veterans and their families. Read the rest of this entry »

A Fund Raising Dinner to Benefit the Semper Fi Fund

September 29, 2014

Williston Park, NY – The American Legion Post 144 and the Marine Corps League Detachment 614 is hosting a dinner on October 4th to benefit the Semper Fi Fund. Tickets are $40 per person. This event will include an open bar and buffet dinner compliments of Dominic's Deli. Read the rest of this entry »

Run the Big Sur International Marathon for the Semper Fi Fund!

September 29, 2014

Big Sur, CA - The Big Sur International Marathon on April 26th, 2015 is SOLD OUT -but you can still run it for the Semper Fi Fund!! Read the rest of this entry »

Semper Fi Fund Supports Service Members and Families at 2014 Warrior Games!

September 26, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - Every year, thousands of injured, ill and wounded service members vie for just 200 coveted slots in the annual Warrior Games, a six-day, Paralympic-style competition for the five branches of the military. Next week, the exceptional athletes who made the cut for the 2014 games will go head to head in seven different sports starting September 28 and running through October 4. Thanks to the Semper Fi Fund, their friends and family will be at the games to cheer them on. Read the rest of this entry »

Vettes for Veterans 2014

September 24, 2014

Carlsbad, CA – North Coast Vettes was founded in 1978 by a group of Corvette enthusiast who shared a common interest, wanted to have fun and wanted to participate in community functions. Since that time, the Club has grown to involve activities with clubs and organizations of various types, and giving back to the communities in which they live. North Coast Vettes will host this great car show with 125 registered Corvettes in various makes, colors, and years. Read the rest of this entry »

Flanagan’s Harp and Fiddle Armed Forces Appreciation Day

September 22, 2014

Bethesda, MD - Flanagan's Harp and Fiddle invites you to join this celebration and community effort by joining their 1st Annual Armed Forces Appreciation Day and Outdoor Street Festival!

Throughout the day there will be music, live bands, bag pipers, Irish dancers and so much more! Read the rest of this entry »

St. Mark’s Soccer for Soldiers

September 22, 2014

Southboro, MA - St. Mark's School Varsity Boys Soccer will wear custom jerseys in their home game against Governor's Academy in an effort to raise awareness and funds for the Semper Fi Fund and our wounded, inured, and ill service members and their families. Read the rest of this entry »

Semper Fi Fund Founder and CEO Karen Guenther: Honorary Marine

September 21, 2014

Washington, DC - It’s difficult to overstate how much of a privilege it is to be named an Honorary Marine.

“I receive requests all the time for people to be named Honorary Marines,” said 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps General James F. Amos. “They send stacks of papers and binders making the case for why someone should receive the honor. It’s not a title that’s given with very much frequency.” Read the rest of this entry »