Grand Rapids, MI - In honor of hero, Omar Bermejo, the Courtyard Grand Rapids Downtown hotel is offering a $174.00 Sochi Paralympic Watch Rate if you book a room between March 6-9 (during the 2014 Paralympic Games). The package includes self-parking and breakfast at Bistro Restaurant. Semper Fi Fund will receive $10 for every night booked. Read the rest of this entry »
Sparta, TN - Marine veteran and Sparta, TN native Kevin Honaker will host an 18-hole golf scramble to benefit Semper Fi Fund and the America's Fund Program. Kevin lost both legs to an IED in Sept 2011 while serving in Afghanistan. He is an honorary member of Sparta Country Club. Read the rest of this entry »
Boca Royale, FL – The residents of Boca Royale Golf and Country Club will be hosting their annual golf tournament to benefit the Semper Fi Fund.
The event will include a tennis clinic, a silent auction through the day and live auction during dinner, raffle prizes, a fantastic round of golf on the beautiful Boca Royale Golf course and dinner. The guest of honor for this wonderful event will be Lieutenant General Robert Neler, USMC Forces, Central Command. Read the rest of this entry »
U.S. Marine Corporal Yuriy Zmysly met his wife-to-be Aimee on October 6, 2004, right after he returned from his first deployment to Afghanistan. Aimee was just beginning her freshman year of college and it was love at first sight. They were engaged on January 23, 2005, just two days after Aimee’s birthday. He gave her a ring box, but it was empty. When she looked up, he was holding the ring and asked her to marry him.
They never got to have their dream wedding, though. Read the rest of this entry »
Scottsdale, Arizona - This March, the lovely Camelback Ladies will be hosting their annual Golf Invitational which will benefit our SFF Wounded Warriors in Arizona. This super fun, invitation only, pirate themed golf event will include a cocktail party, raffle and silent auction. Read the rest of this entry »
As we approach Valentine’s Day, the Semper Fi Fund is delighted to be sharing unique stories of couples whose love for each other serves as an example to us all.
Lauren and Rafael Cervantes were married June 25, 2010 at Waialae Beach on Oahu, Hawaii. It’s easy to imagine the scene: Handsome groom, beautiful bride, swaying palm trees and impossibly blue water. What could be more romantic? Read the rest of this entry »
Tahoe Daily Tribune | Staff Report | Link to Article
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Disabled Sports USA Far West hosted an adaptive ski event Jan. 24-26 for Team Semper Fi, a group of disabled service men and women.
Team Semper Fi members received high-level training from former and current Olympic and Paralympic athletes through a partnership with the US Paralympic Club.
Disabled Sports Technical Director and former Paralympian Bill Bowness coached Team Semper Fi members, who were training for competition level skiing and perhaps a future spot on the US Paralympic Ski Team. Read the rest of this entry »
Camp Pendleton, CA - Short Rations for Marines is an exquisite, easy to read, collection of 57 true stories authored by 34 very different writers that takes readers through a domain, not only of tragic historical significance, but also through humorous, often ridiculous incidents that flawlessly become antidotes for the conventional. These stories characterize everyday life, in war and peace, of these extraordinary people who, collectively, make up the Corps of Marines. Read the rest of this entry »
Nashville, TN – This super cool and super fun annual event, brings together Nashville's A-list songwriters and artists. They get to perform their hit songs for a chosen charity. This year, Semper Fi Fund has the pleasure of benefiting from this fabulous event.
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The Last Patrol - Helmand Province, Afghanistan, 2010 - In the aftermath of the Battle for Marjah a young US Marine joins his last patrol. His tour of duty finished. The only thing between him, safety and his family, 28 km's of dusty road and the Taliban. Read the rest of this entry »
His mobility has been hindered, but his direction has never been clearer.
It’s been more than nine years since a roadside bombing during his patrol in Iraq took a portion of Savannah native BJ Ganem’s lower left leg, leaving him now with a prosthetic leg below the knee.
But the attack couldn’t take away his spirit. Read the rest of this entry »
Camp Lejeune, NC to Camp Pendleton, CA - Matt Littrell a former Marine Infantryman, has created an incredible fundraiser to benefit the Semper Fi Fund that will take him from Camp Lejeune, NC to Camp Pendleton, CA on horseback.
His goal is to raise awareness about our mission while raising funds to assist our wounded and ill service members and their families. To learn more about Matt and his 2 mustangs, please visit his Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Thelongtrailhome and to donate, please visit his fundraising page http://fundraising.semperfifund.org/fundraise?fcid=249300
UPDATE: HE DID IT!!
Congratulations to Matt and his team for an amazing and successful journey!!
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Across America - As you gather with family and friends this weekend to watch the game, consider supporting our service members and their families by having a "Semper Fi Bowl" out at your party to help raise awareness and support for our mission. Simply print out the flyer to your right and tape it to the inside of a "donation bowl" and help us serve those who preserve our freedoms!
Enjoy the game!!