3rd Annual Bay Ridge 5k 2013!

October 9, 2013

Brooklyn, NY - Join runners on November 2, 2013 for the 3rd Annual Bay Ridge 5k race at Cannonball Park in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, New York. The course will run a scenic route along the Narrows Promenade with views of the Verrazano Bridge & Manhattan. There will be awards ceremony immediately following race.

All racing numbers will be given out on race day. Registration will take place at the start line at Cannonball Park (4th Ave & 101st St - along Shore Road Promenade) from 8:30 am until 9:30 am. Registration fees are: preregistration by mail $15, race day registration $20

For preregistration, mail entry form to Semper Fi Run, 73 78th St., Brooklyn, NY 11209
For more information contact semperfi5k@gmail.com

The race will benefit the Semper Fi Fund.

Annual Marine Corps Birthday Luncheon

October 8, 2013

Sarasota, FL - There will be an annual Marine Corps Birthday luncheon on Sunday November 10, 2013 from 12pm-2pm at Marina Jack's, 2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, FL. There will be guest speakers and 50/50 raffle, and proceeds to benefit the Semper Fi Fund.

For more information contact Tom Smith, 941-320-9594 tomsmithfla@yahoo.com

DECA Softball Tournament to Benefit the Semper Fi Fund

October 8, 2013

Charlotte, NC - Student of DECA will be holding a community softball tournament in which 10 teams of 10-20 players will play against each other and compete to become the champions. Each team will pay $200 to register and donations to the Semper Fi Fund will be accepted at the event, and all proceeds will benefit the Semper Fi Fund.

The tournament wil take place at Myers Park Trinity Little League Fields, 3400 Randolph Rd. Charlotte, NC.

For a the tournament schedule and to sign up, please visit: https://myers-park-deca.sportssignup.com/

For more information about the event please contact:
Trevor Huffstettler (704) 999-4342 or jjzt@carolina.rr.com
Adam Stroud (704) 840-6482 or adamstroud@carolina.rr.com

VMI cadets ride 102 miles for charity, fallen soldiers

October 4, 2013

WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va
Posted: Oct 04, 2013 6:06 PM EDT Updated: Oct 04, 2013 6:06 PM EDT
By Tim Ciesco, Reporter - email
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LEXINGTON, VA - VMI cadets Keith MacDonald, Ryan Long, Schafer Wymond, and Travis Via got one last practice in Friday before they embark on a "modest" 102 mile bike ride.

"It's really mental," said Wymond. "You gotta be ready for it."

They're riding in the Martin's Tour of Richmond Saturday and have put many hours and miles on their bikes to prepare. But they say what they've done is small compared to what our armed forces do daily.

That's why they're riding for them -- raising money for a charity called the Semper Fi Fund, which provides financial help to soldiers who return home with physical or mental disabilities, or in dire financial straits.

"We liked Semper Fi because 96 percent of their donations go directly to assisting these veterans," said Long, who organized the team. Read the rest of this entry »

Cycling fundraiser benefits veterans

October 3, 2013

The Foothills Focus

Staff Report~ 10/3/2013
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A team of cyclists that includes several Marines, including those injured in combat, and families of fallen soldiers will pedal 430 miles in 4 days through Arizona’s mountain ranges to support military service people and their families.
“The Ride 430 Challenge” begins Oct. 9, leaving from DNA Cycles in Scottsdale. It ends Oct. 12 at the Commemorative Air Force Arizona Wing Aviation Museum in Mesa.

In 2012, “The Ride 430 Challenge” raised $520,000.

For the event’s sixth year, the cycling team will travel through Arizona towns, including Cave Creek, Wickenburg, Prescott, Payson and Mesa. New this year will be “fan zones” located just outside select towns along the Yarnell Mountain climb during day two of the ride. Family, friends and local residents can line up in these fan zones to support and cheer on the team as they cycle through. Read the rest of this entry »

Cyclists camp in Salamanca on 3,700 journey to Virginia

October 2, 2013

Salamanca Press

Posted: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 6:16 pm | Updated: 6:29 pm, Wed Oct 2, 2013.
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By Rich Place, Managing Editor

SALAMANCA, NY — A group of four cyclists will spend tonight at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Salamanca as part of a 3,700-mile trip from Washington to Virginia in an effort to raise money and awareness for the Semper Fi Fund. Read the rest of this entry »

Track Chairs to our Injured: MCAA Marion Carl Squadron Update!

September 30, 2013

Miramar, CA - The Marine Corps Aviation Association’s (MCAA) Marion Carl Squadron recently hosted two unbelievable days of fundraising to help raise money and awareness for the Semper Fi Fund!

Starting at the Miramar Officers’ Club, Medal of Honor recipient Robert Modrzejewski, Colonel, USMC (Ret) helped in presenting two Action Trackchairs (www.actiontrackchair.com) to two injured Marines, Cpl. Jose Armenta and Cpl. Jon Schumacher. Read the rest of this entry »

Al’s Garden Centers

September 27, 2013

als_gardens_2013Sherwood, Gresham and Woodburn, OR – For the second year in a row, Al's Garden Centers will donate $1 from every Christmas tree sold this season to the Semper Fi Fund. Visit Al's Garden Centers, purchase a tree, and support the Semper Fi Fund. Please visit their website for more information and locations.

Many thanks to Al's Garden Centers' continued support!

A Night with Heroes

September 27, 2013

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Folsom, CA - Come join us for a night of fun and music at Toby Keith's! The evening will include line dancing instruction, entertainment, and silent auction. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Semper Fi Fund in memory of SSgt Sky Mote. Join us in support of our military heroes and their families.

For more information, visit the Tobey Keith's I Love This Bar and Grill of Flosom, CA web site or email: Russel Mote.

Ride 430 rides again – more than $1 million in support over 6 years!

September 27, 2013

Scottsdale, AZ - Hitting the hills of Arizona, the 54 amazing riders of Ride 430 will be riding in honor of our heroes for the sixth consecutive year having raised over $1 million in support for the Semper Fi Fund! Though the mission has not changed, the course certainly has! Read the rest of this entry »

2013 Warrior Open recognizes the Semper Fi Fund for third year!

September 26, 2013

Irving, TX - For the third year-in-a-row, The George W. Bush Institute is holding its annual "Warrior Open" golf tournament and, once again, the Semper Fi Fund is among the select few military charities being recognized by the tournament.
Held as part of the George W. Bush Institute's "Military Service Initiative", the Warrior Open is a competitive 36-hole golf tournament that takes place over two days every fall in the Dallas area. Read the rest of this entry »

Team Semper Fi at 2013 Tunnel to Towers

September 25, 2013

Brooklyn, NY - For the sixth straight year, Semper Fi Fund will send over 70 injured service members from Team Semper Fi along with 35 of their family members, to take part in the annual Tunnel to Towers Run in New York City. Semper Fi Fund, a non-profit that provides immediate financial assistance to injured service members, makes it its mission to honor our country’s military heroes by supporting them in their time of need; this week, on Sunday, September 29, the men and women of its competitive athletic program Team Semper Fi will honor the brave Americans who risked and sacrificed their lives on September 11, 2001.

The Tunnel to Towers Run is an annual event organized by the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. The run memorializes all who perished on 9/11 and follows the footsteps of Stephen Siller, a firefighter who raced on foot from the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the World Trade Center to help in the rescue efforts. Stephen Siller is one of the many firefighters, police officers and first responders who never made it out of the Towers that day—but it’s thanks to them that so many others did.

“The men and women of Team Semper Fi know the meaning of sacrifice first-hand,” said Karen Guenther, CEO of Semper Fi Fund. “We are proud to honor the heroes of 9/11 again this year by retracing Siller’s steps, helping to keep their memory alive.”

Please come out and cheer them along on Sunday! For more race info visit: https://t2trun.org/site/displaySite.do?siteIdCode=BMJ6KQZ1

Ongoing Giving Opportunities: Semper Fabulous Scarf

September 21, 2013

Homecoming Trunk Shows' Semper Fabulous Scarf. Our lightweight Semper Fabulous scarf gives you spot on style, shows your Semper Fi Pride and gives back to our wounded and critically ill US Armed Forces service members and their families. 10% of the proceeds from the sale of every scarf goes directly to the Semper Fi Fund's America's Fund program.

Please visit the website to order your scarf today and show your support!
http://www.heatherhoward.shophts.com/home.aspx
Semper Fabulous Scarf - Red
Semper Fabulous Scarf - Orange
Semper Fabulous Scarf - Blue

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White House Black Market Sale Event

September 18, 2013

Arlington, VA - Shop all your favorite fashion finds at this fantastic event to benefit the Semper Fi Fund. 10% of sales from this shopping event will be directly donated to the Semper Fi Fund to support our wounded and critically ill service members. Mark your calendars and shop this Sunday!

For more information, please download the attached flyer.
The Semper Fi Fund is so grateful to WHBM for their support of our mission.

Using brawn to raise bucks

September 16, 2013

Using brawn to raise bucks | Navy Times | navytimes.comBy Patricia Kime | Navy Times - Washington, DC | navytimes.com | Published: September 14, 2013 - 3:46PM | Link to article |
Marine Lt. Col. Bill Conner was stationed in Fallujah, Iraq, in 2008 when he got an email telling him he had won a spot in the prestigious Hawaii Ironman triathlon, a berth he had sought for 13 years. Read the rest of this entry »