The Paralympics Are Here – Meet Our Team Semper Fi Athletes!

March 5, 2014

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 »

SI Now: Semper Fi Fund helps veterans heal through sports

March 5, 2014

MORE SPORTS | Posted: 2014/03/04 | Source: SI | Link to Video
On Tuesday's SI Now, BJ Ganem and Cedric King of the Semper Fi Fund discuss how Team Semper Fi backed their personal and athletic goals, playing Wounded Warrior Football with NFL stars, and how sports help people heal. Read the rest of this entry »

2014 TCS NYC Marathon

March 4, 2014

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

March 3, 2014

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 Air Show 2014

March 3, 2014

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 »

J. A. Harris – 2014 Appalachian Trail Fundraiser

March 3, 2014

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 »

Marine South Expo

March 3, 2014

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 »

Specialist Four Tyler Jeffries, U.S. Army

March 3, 2014

Growing up in Zephyr Hills, Florida, Tyler Jeffries seemed to be on a fast track to living every young boy’s dream. With the ability to throw an 87-mile-per-hour fastball in high school, Tyler had a promising college baseball career in front of him. A spot on a major league team seemed well within reach.

Then he tore his UCL in his elbow—his ulnar collateral ligament. The injury was devastating to his baseball dreams. He had to start thinking about alternatives. Read the rest of this entry »

In their own words – a service member’s word of thanks

March 3, 2014

Dear Semper Fi Fund,
I can't thank you enough for all that you have done for me and my family. You have given so much selflessly and that means so much to me. Because of you guys and the grants you have given me, I am able to stay in school and maintain an A/B average.

Thank you for all that you do for our MARINES!

Thanks and SEMPER FI!

10 Questions for a Marine with Prosthetic Legs Bicycling Cross-Country

March 2, 2014

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 »

Stars of Sochi: Sgt. Omar Bermejo

March 1, 2014

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 »

In their own words – a service member’s word of thanks

March 1, 2014

"Thank you and your organization once again from the bottom of my heart. I don't want to sound like I'm repeating myself, but this is truly a blessing during rough times while I continue my treatment. I also thank you for the gas cards. That will be a huge, huge help getting back and forth to my treatment and medical appointments. Thank you so much again. I really need it and I really appreciate the assistance.
As Always,
Thank you"

7th Annual Claude D. Alexander Memorial Golf Tournament

February 28, 2014

Patuxent River, MD – The 7th Annual Claude D. Alexander Memorial Golf Tournament will again be held at the beautiful Cedar Point Golf Course on Patuxent River Naval Air Station, MD on July 18, 2014.

UPDATE: The 7th Annual Claude D. Alexander Memorial Golf Tournament was rained out in May and has been rescheduled to July 18th. There are spaces available, so please contact them for more information!

This annual golf tournament is held to honor the memory of Claude D. Alexander, a Viet Nam Vet, Amputee, a Peer Visitor at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and a friend to many. Please join us to honor his memory, as well as raise awareness and funds for our wounded, ill and injured Service Members. Read the rest of this entry »

Wounded Marine getting a smart home

February 27, 2014

By JOHN DAVIDSON | Gadsden Times | February 26, 2014 | Link to Article

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. -- The next steps toward helping a wounded U.S. Marine become independent happened as organizers from various charities broke ground at the site of his future home.

Retired Sgt. Ben Tomlinson of Jacksonville served in the Marines in the 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion in Camp Lejeune, N.C., and deployed twice to the Helmand Province, the center of the Taliban insurgency and opium trade in Afghanistan. He was shot in the back, leaving him paralyzed him from the chest down. Read the rest of this entry »

The Semper Fi Fund Announces The Peter Murphy Semper Fi Fund Sports Program

February 27, 2014

New Name Honors Longtime Semper Fi Fund Board Member and Counsel to the Commandant of the Marine Corps

February 17, 2014 (Camp Pendleton, CA)Team Semper Fi and Team America’s Fund—two athletic programs for wounded service members who have embraced the spirit of recovery through sport—have been consolidated Read the rest of this entry »