Zumbathon

February 14, 2013

This event put on by representatives of the MCLB Albany Officers' Spouses Club & Enlisted Spouses' Club is a 2-hour Zumba class – the high intensity, calorie-burning, dance-inspired fitness class that moves to exciting Latin and hip-hop music. The class will be led by 2 Zumba Fitness instructors, Sirena Cooper and Rachel Riemke.

Registration is $10. To register, please contact Sirena 636-497-9643 or Rachel 765-430-7183

Details of the event:
Location – Thompson Gym aboard MCLB Albany
Date – 1 MAR 2013
Time – 6pm to 8pm

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Marine South Military Expo

February 12, 2013

Camp Lejeune, NC – Marine South 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.

Marine South Expo Logo

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.

If you are interested in volunteering with this event, please contact us at 703-640-0181 or by email.

For information about Marine Military Expos, please contact Jaymie Nielsen by email or visit the website.

Semper Fi Open Golf Tournament 2013

February 12, 2013

Vista, CA – Please join us for a great day of golf, entertainment, and dinner in support of our injured warriors and the Semper Fi Fund through the Annual Semper Fi Open Golf Tournament at the Shadowridge Golf Club to benefit the Semper Fi Fund on June 24, 2013.

The event will include a 4-person Shamble, barbeque lunch and an awards dinner.
Play with a Warrior, pay for 4, bring 3 players
4 person Shamble, (3 drive minimum per player)
Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin, Hole in One

Event details:
Registration: 9:00 AM
Putting Contest: 10:00 AM
Silent Auction: 5:00 PM
Dinner & Awards: 6:00 PM

To register please visit the website. Download the brochure for more information.

Semper Fi Open is presented by Enviremedial Services, Inc.
100 Percent of your donation goes to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund
A Day and a Night to Remember!

Point of Contact: Christine Billinger at 760-945-1166

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Cooper River Bridge Run Post-Race Celebration

February 5, 2013

Charleston, SC – The Semper Fi Fund is proud to announce that we have joined the Cooper River Bridge Run (CRBR) as 1 of 15 charity partners in 2013. Runners now have the opportunity to run for the Fund and raise support for our injured and critically ill service members while participating in the CRBR in 2013!

Join us to celebrate the accomplishment of the Semper Fi Fund charity runners, have a meet-and-greet opportunity with Team Semper Fi, and help us raise funds through our fantastic live and silent auction. If you would like to attend please RSVP by email.

The Cooper River Bridge Run Post-Race Celebration will take place at the Courvoisie Banquet Hall in the The Citadel Alumni Center.

Cooper River Bridge Run

4th Annual Boca Royale Charity Golf Tournament

February 5, 2013

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.

Boca Royale Golf Tournament

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 Marine Corps Commandant, Gen James F. Amos.

The Boca Royale Semper Fi Fund Charity Fundraiser was established in 2010 by a group of Boca Royale Golf and Country Club residents after a visit to Washington, DC where they were the guests of the Commandant of the Marine Corps. During the Commandant's event they were introduced to Ms. Karen Guenther, the founder and CEO of the Semper Fi Fund. The Boca Royale Semper Fi Fund Charity Fundraiser is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization, hence all contributions are tax deductible.

contact: Email or call 941-475-7025 for more information.

2013 Jacksonville-Onslow Business Expo

February 5, 2013

Jacksonville, NC – 2013 Jacksonville-Onslow Business Expo hosted by the Jacksonville-Onslow Chamber of Commerce will take place Thursday, March 21, 2013.

"Be visible. Be viable." Businesses from the Onslow County area can participate for an opportunity to connect with the citizens of the area as well as other vendors, agencies, and businesses. Break-out sessions and speakers will be available, as well as a Virtual Trade Show following the expo, and vendor listings will be posted in the Jacksonville Daily News and the Chamber Website.

Pre-expo marketing seminars presented by the Small Business Center of Coastal Carolina Community College will be available to participants, including "Social Media Marketing for Expos" on Wednesday February 20, 2013 from 9am-noon, and "Guerrilla Marketing for Expos" on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 from 9am to noon.

Contact Alejandra Hawks at 910-347-3141 ext. 235, or by email.
Visit the website for more information.

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CCC4 Vets ( Cross Country Cyclist 4 Vets)

February 3, 2013

Anacortes, WA to Virginia Beach, VA – Team CCC4Vets will bike across the United States in order raise funds and awareness for wounded Marines and Corpsman supported by the Semper Fi Fund. There are two phases:

Phase 1: Between Sept. 1, 2012 and July 31 2013, team CCC4Vets will focus on training and preparation

Phase 2: Between Aug. 1 and Oct. 14 2013, team CCC4Vets will cycle across the United States in order to raise funds and awareness for wounded Marines, Navy Corpsmen and other service members who were wounded while serving with Marine units supported by the Semper Fi Fund

For my information please contact 805-610-8102 or by email.

 Cross Country Cyclist 4 Vets

Ongoing Giving Opportunities: Griffin Packaging

January 31, 2013

Griffin Packaging specializes in shipping, safety, and promotional items including custom and stock boxes, pallet wrap, tape, gloves and ear protection.

Griffin Unlimited has helped customers create stunning looking custom boxes and packaging solutions. No matter the style or custom size box you need, with Griffin Unlimited you'll get the custom packaging you want, on time and on budget. Read the rest of this entry »

Hampton Inn & Suites Bridal Expo

January 31, 2013

Jacksonville, NC – The Hampton Inn Bridal Expo will donate 10% of its proceeds to the Semper Fi Fund. Tickets are $10 at the door and $5 by 29 MAR 2013. A few of Jacksonville's local wedding professionals will be present and will have everything a bride needs from cakes, hair & beauty, limousine serves, photographers, hotel group packages, jewelers, caterers, and more. For more information please contact Liz Lesiewicz at email or 910-347-3400

Download the flyer for more information.

Multi-Unit Franchising Conference

January 31, 2013

Las Vegas, NV – This is the only event in the franchise industry that focuses on issues that are important to franchisees. Join our powerhouse roster of franchisees to gain new ideas on how to drive profitability and grow your brand(s). Over the last 10 years at the Multi-Unit Franchising Conference, our sponsors have generously supported our Silent Auction for our annual Beneficiary, The Little Rock Foundation, through their donations of gifts and cash. Our attendees have equally supported this Beneficiary through their generous donations.

This year, with your support, we are focusing on raising money for two worthy causes, The Semper Fi Fund and ,The Little Rock Foundation through our Silent Auction and cash donations.

Visit the website for more information.

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7th Annual Leatherneck 5k Run/Walk

January 29, 2013

NAS Patuxent River, MD – The 7th Annual Leatherneck 5K Run/Walk will take place May 11 along the beautiful Patuxent River and Chesapeake Bay inside the gates of NAS Patuxent River.

Logo for Leatherneck 5K

You can run or walk the 5K. You do not need a valid Military ID or a Department of Defense Sticker to get onto the base.

Registration is now open for this event on Active.com or if you are on NAS Patuxent River, MD stop by the Marine Aviation Detachment Headquarters. You will also be able to register the day of the race. All runners will receive a commemorative T-shirt and medals.

Donations from the race will be given to the Semper Fi Fund.

Come out and enjoy a day with friends and family and run for the Fund!

If you have any questions please contact Captian Daniel Hagarty at 301-342-7776 or by email.

Meet America’s five quadruple amputees injured in Iraq, Afghanistan

January 29, 2013

The Semper Fi Fund is proud to support each of the injured service members discussed in this article. We are always excited to have others share with us in the successes of our servicemen and women as they travel along their very difficult roads to recovery. The Semper Fi Fund provides long-term assistance for life-long needs so that none of our injured or critically ill service members, like the five amazing men mentioned below, will ever be alone or forgotten.

American Homecomings | americanhomecomings.com | January 29, 2013

Early Easter morning in 2009, about 125 miles north of Baghdad, U.S. Army Sgt. Brendan Marrocco was riding in an armored vehicle that tripped a roadside explosive device.

The explosion blew Marrocco's arms and legs off, severed his left carotid artery and broke his nose, left eye socket and facial bones. It blew shrapnel into his face, burned his neck and face and damaged his eyesight. Read the rest of this entry »

Jacksonville Marine Corps 1/2 Marathon & Freedom 5k

January 28, 2013

Jacksonville, FL – The 10th Annual Jacksonville Marine Corps Half Marathon and Freedom 5K will be held in Jacksonville, Florida on October 5, 2013. The city of Jacksonville has been voted one of the top ten running cities in the nation by Runner's World magazine. Volunteers from the Marine Corps community with support from the corporate and civic community will again present this prestigious event. Following in the traditions set by the internationally respected Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C., Jacksonville is the home to the annual Jacksonville Marine Corps Half Marathon and Freedom 5K.

Jacksonville Marine Corps Marathon

The Semper Fi Fund is one of two main beneficiaries of the event, alongside the USO. The race registration and course include: medals to all finishers, souvenir chip timing, post-race celebration, t-shirts to all entrants, discounted hotel rates, wheelchair and prosthetic athlete awards, age group awards, and prize purses.

For race and registration information, please visit their website.

POC Bernie Mortenson: email or at 904-349-3588

Author Bill Driscoll to speak at the Servant Leadership Conference

January 28, 2013

San Diego, CA – Author and great friend of the Semper Fi Fund, Bill Driscoll, will be speaking on the last day of the Servant Leadership Institute conference. The conference runs 5th-7th of February. For more information about the conference and to register, please click here. Mr. Driscoll will also be signing his book, Peak Performance Under Pressure. The publisher has agreed to make a 10% donation to the Semper Fi Fund for every book sale that occurs through their website. Please visit the website to purchase the book.

Peak Performance Under Pressure Book Cover

Ongoing Giving Opportunities: Combat Humidor

January 28, 2013

The Combat Humidor is a travel humidor designed for veterans, hikers, campers, athletes, and adventurers. It is made by Disabled Marine Corps Veterans and constructed from Spanish cedar and refurbished ammunition cans. Read the rest of this entry »