3rd Annual Shootout for Soldiers

January 10, 2014

Baltimore, MD - There will be a 24-hour lacrosse game benefiting wounded service members. The event seeks to educate communities about the challenges Veterans face and connects with service members while rallying to support organizations that are helping our nation’s heroes via the common bond of lacrosse. Participants play on one of two teams (Stars or Stripes) during a particular time slot with others of similar age and skill level. Other organizations benefiting are WWP and Army Ranger Lead the Way Fund. Read the rest of this entry »

Sgt. Michael Nicholson: Wounded Tampa Marine moves into smart home you helped build

January 10, 2014

Grayson Kamm | CBS WTSP TV, 10 News | 12:28 PM, Jan 9, 2014 | Link to Article
Tampa, Florida -- A special home in the works since last year has been turned over to its new owner, a Marine who lost both of his legs in Afghanistan.

Sergeant Mike Nicholson is moving into a smart home with incredible technology that you helped build.

After two-and-a-half years of recovery and pain, Read the rest of this entry »

Jerry Coleman, 1924-2014

January 10, 2014

San Diego, CA - “Jerry Coleman helped win six World Series and one World War.”

That statement alone, part of a moving tribute to Jerry made by broadcaster Keith Olbermann (view it here on YouTube), would be a remarkable obituary in and of itself, but it just scratches the surface of trying to describe the life of a truly amazing man and a highly decorated Marine pilot. Read the rest of this entry »

A Match Made in Heaven: Your $2.5 Million Becomes $5 Million!!

January 10, 2014

What a way to end 2013 and begin the new year!

Donors like you have come together in a big way to support the Semper Fi Fund in our mission to serve those who serve us all: You’ve met the GoDaddy/Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation matching donations challenge and pledged $2.5 million in this holiday season to support our efforts!

That means the power of your donations doubled, too—thanks to The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation and GoDaddy, that $2.5 million became Read the rest of this entry »

The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation – GoDaddy “Matching Challenge” Raises $5MM to Help Injured Service Members via the Semper Fi Fund

January 7, 2014

Campaign Matching Customer Donations Dollar-for-Dollar Exceeds Original Goal

Scottsdale, AZ - (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 | Via Virtual-Strategy Magazine - Link to Article

Semper Fi Fund, The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation and GoDaddy have announced the results of their two-month matching challenge. Thanks to GoDaddy, Bob and Renee Parsons and the hundreds of individual supporters who gave to the Semper Fi Fund this holiday season, the campaign raised an unprecedented $5 million - more than double the initial goal. Read the rest of this entry »

LMCI 2014 Motorcycle Raffle

January 7, 2014

St. Augustine FL The Leathernecks MC International will be hosting a fun motorcycle raffle to benefit the Semper Fi Fund. From February 1, 2014 to May 1, 2014, various chapters of the LMCI will be raffling off tickets to a fantastic 2014 Harley-Davidson Street Glide. 100% of the net proceeds will go to the Semper Fi Fund. Read the rest of this entry »

KWB & Arrowhead Ortho 2014 Charity Golf Event

January 6, 2014

Beaumont, CAKWB Wealth Managers Group and Arrowhead Orthopaedics are excited to team up in supporting the families of wounded service men and women by hosting a charity golf event. Read the rest of this entry »

Two-wheeled trek: Double amputee cycles cross country to raise money for vets

January 5, 2014

The Southern Illiniosan | January 02, 2014 1:00 am | By Dustin Duncan | Link to Article
Related Links | Rob Jones Journey

ALTO PASS — Rob Jones may have lost his legs in Afghanistan in 2010, but he has not lost his sense of adventure.

The retired Marine sergeant from Lovettsville, Va., is cycling from Bar Harbor, Maine to southern California in an effort to raise money for veterans.

Jones said his trip started in October and he has been riding about 35 miles a day. He has ridden a total of 2,093 miles Wednesday with his trip from Goreville to Von Jakob Winery & Brewery in Alto Pass. Jones said he has calculated his whole trip will be around 5,400 miles. He plans to finish his journey in April. Read the rest of this entry »

Join us for the 2014 Marine Corps Marathon!

January 1, 2014

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2014 is just hours away!

December 31, 2013

2014 is just hours away – but before the midnight fireworks and celebrations, we want to remind you of a few ways you can end 2013 in style:

GIVE THE GIFT OF RECOVERY AND INDEPENDENCE: Your donation speeds the recovery process of a wounded veteran by bringing family to his or her bedside, and means independence in the form of adaptive equipment or vehicles to our recovering service members. Read the rest of this entry »

$2.5 Million x You = An Amazing December to Remember!

December 27, 2013

As 2013 comes to an end, we are grateful beyond words for the generosity of our supporters—and have some incredibly exciting news to share.

Donors like you have come together in a big way to support the Semper Fi Fund in our mission to serve those who serve us all: You’ve met the Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation matching donations challenge and pledged $2 million in this holiday season to support our efforts.

But wait: There’s more! The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation has once again increased the maximum amount of the matching donations challenge. First, they doubled the $1 million GoDaddyTBRPF matching campaign to $2 million (Bob Parsons is the founder of GoDaddy)—and now they’ve upped the ante to $2.5 million! Read the rest of this entry »

Surfside PX

December 15, 2013

Surfside Beach, SC - Located in Surfside Beach, SC, Surfside PX is a non-profit thrift store operating on donations with the express purpose of supporting wounded military veterans. All merchandise is donated and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Semper Fi Fund and other military charities. Please visit their website to learn about how you can help today www.surfsidepx.org. Read the rest of this entry »

Short Rations for Marines

December 13, 2013

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 »

ThermoWorks Thermapen to Support the Semper Fi Fund

December 13, 2013

Thermoworks is at it again this year! They have created and specially designed the Super-Fast Thermapen, a professional tool (originally designed for commercial kitchens, labs and manufacturing plants) that has become the top consumer cooking thermometer for home use. Its popularity among celebrity chefs, cooking magazines, top foodies, bloggers and competition BBQ teams have made the Thermapen into an essential tool in the best-equipped home kitchens and backyard BBQ rigs. $9 from each Thermapen sold will be donated to the Semper Fi Fund to benefit our wounded and critically injured service members. Read the rest of this entry »

Staff Sergeant Jesse Cottle, USMC (Ret.)

December 11, 2013

We wouldn’t be at all surprised to find this photo of Staff Sergeant Jesse Cottle and his wife Kelly on many “best of 2013” lists. It’s a remarkable illustration of service and love—and the Semper Fi Fund is honored to have played a small part in it.

Jesse joined the Marine Corps in 2003 and served three deployments as a radio operator in Iraq. He transferred to an EOD (explosive ordnance disposal) team, spent two years in Japan, and was deployed to Afghanistan in February 2009. Read the rest of this entry »