Thank you Go Daddy and The Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation!

December 23, 2012

On Friday December 7th, Go Daddy hosted a huge year-end Holiday party at Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ where Bob and Renee Parsons presented the Semper Fi Fund with checks totaling $2 million. The first $1 million check came from generous donors, including Go Daddy customers, the second $1 million check represented the matching funds from Go Daddy and the Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation who began their United States Marine Corps 237th birthday tribute with matching gifts campaign in November. On hand were approximately 5,000 employees and guests including Nascar driver Danica Patrick and IndyCar star James Hinchcliffe. Semper Fi Fund's Karen Guenther, Sondria Saylor, and Karen Kawachi accepted the check along with wounded service members, Eddie Wright, Tony Porta, Manny Delrio and Aaron Mankin. Read the rest of this entry »

Festival of Trees: Supporting our Service Members this Holiday Season

December 22, 2012

Inspired by the season of hope and giving, Park Hyatt Aviara Resort and Haim Salon presented Semper Fi Fund service member, Petty Officer Bryan Fazio, with a beautiful decorated tree to say thank you for his brave service to our country. As a cancer survivor, Bryan is an amazing inspiration and symbol of hope to his fellow injured and ill service members. He is very grateful to the Semper Fi Fund for assisting him and his family during the difficult stages of his fight against cancer. The Semper Fi Fund is equally thankful for Bryan's sacrifices, and his amazing story brings us hope this holiday season. Read the rest of this entry »

Queen’s Rogue Book Launch & Book Signing Event

December 19, 2012

Author S.A. Regalbuto invites you to join her at the Queen's Rogue: Gallroc's Quest Trilogy, Volume 1 book launch and signing event where she will read selected passages from her book Queen's Rogue. Plus one character from her book will also be present! Soft drinks & desserts will be provided. Please RSVP by email, and download the event flyer for more information. 10% of the gross royalty fees from the book will be donated to the Semper Fi Fund to support our wounded and critically ill service members.

Support the Semper Fi Fund through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)

December 19, 2012

Please consider supporting the Semper Fi Fund in this year's Combined Federal Campaign – Giving lifetime support for long-term needs (CFC# 11459).

The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) has been extended through the rest of December. Support us through CFC and help provide a lifetime of financial support for our wounded and critically ill members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. Find us listed as "Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund," or CFC# 11459. Read the rest of this entry »

Antlered runners hit the beach for 21st Red Nose Run

December 18, 2012

By Bianca Kaplanek | The Coast News | thecoastnews.com | December 18, 2012

DEL MAR – Clouds and rain couldn't dampen the holiday spirits of the more than 200 runners and dogs who took part in the 21st annual Red Nose Run, a 3K and 5K run/walk hosted by The Low & Slow Running Club to benefit Fresh Start Surgical Gifts and the Semper Fi Fund. Read the rest of this entry »

Ongoing Giving Opportunities: Fidelis Canoe Paddle

December 18, 2012

With a slim and traditional blade shape these paddles are graceful in and out of the water. They are perfect for lazy turns around the lake of for gracing the wall of your cabin (though we ask that you not make it their final resting place). Each is a laminated combination of western red cedar, aspen and black walnut, and finished with a durable varnish dip. Individually hand crafted on the banks of the Mississippi in Southern Minnesota, by Sanborn Canoe, each paddle has slight differences from the other—something we think makes them all the better. Read the rest of this entry »

Salute & Support

December 17, 2012

San Diego, CA – Come join us for a great night of local metal, alternative and hard rock bands at Brick by Brick. This will be a 21 and older show and the cost will be $10 at the door. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Semper Fi Fund. Please see the flyer for more information.

Ongoing Giving Opportunities: Queen’s Rogue – Gallroc’s Quest Trilogy, Volume I

December 17, 2012

Queen's Rogue: Gallroc's Quest Trilogy, Volume I by S. A. Regalbuto is a mixture of "Beauty and the Beast" within an epic battle between good and evil during the time of the "Three Musketeers." Readers of all ages will encounter compelling characters moving along a strong storyline with a dash of humor. Queen's Rogue embodies a world of humans, faeries, werewolves, and mythical monsters. Read the rest of this entry »

Guthrie Center Schools Basketball Fundraiser for SFF

December 17, 2012

Guthrie Center, Iowa – Fundraising event held during a Guthrie Center Schools basketball game. Silent auctions and other fundraisers will be held to raise money for the Semper Fi Fund.

Point of contact is Nicholas Halsey 641.740.7803 or by email.

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Guthrie Basketball Team

Ballin’ to Benefit the Semper Fi Fund

December 14, 2012

Jacksonville, NC – Northside High School will host Swansboro High School on Tuesday December 18, 2012 in conference basketball play. 100% of the net proceeds of that game will be donated to the Semper Fi Fund. In addition, Northside will be selling commemorative woodland blue camoflauge long sleeve t-shirts at the school's front office and at the game that night with the proceeds of the sales going to the Semper Fi Fund as well. The night will feature a USMC color guard unit to present the colors for the playing of the National Anthem and the Marine Corps Hymn. Admission is $5 at the door and donations will be accepted throughout the night. All are invited to attend help raise funds.

Point of contact is Angela Buchanan at 910.455.4868 ext.1842, or by email.

The Del Mar Times: Tee it Up for Troops donations

December 14, 2012

By The Del Mar Times | delmartimes.net | December 14, 2012

Tee it Up for Troops made a significant donation to the Semper Fi Fund for the benefit of the Navy Medical Surf Clinic that occurs every Thursday morning at Del Mar Beach. Read the rest of this entry »

5 great gift ideas that keep on giving!

December 10, 2012

Looking for the perfect present this holiday season? Your friends, loved ones, or coworkers will be honored to know that the gift they receive also supports our nation's recovering service members.

 Members of our military have sacrificed for our freedom to celebrate this holiday season. They have given so much, now it is our turn. Please help us bring them love and care during this season of peace and hope.

Check out these awesome gift ideas for everyone on your list! Read the rest of this entry »

Ongoing Giving Opportunities: Art of Cigars

December 10, 2012

Art of Cigars LLC is proud to partner with former Marine Gunny Sergeant Nick "The Cigar Marine" Popaditch, author of the bestselling Once a Marine, and his publisher, Savas Beatie LLC, to create a line of hand-rolled cigars that not only taste great, but also support injured and critically ill members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families through the Semper Fi Fund. Read the rest of this entry »

2012 Purple Heart Ornament Packing Party

December 9, 2012

Thank you community volunteers for your help at our recent "Purple Heart Ornament Packing Party!" The event was once again a huge success.

For the fourth consecutive year, the Semper Fi Fund is preparing to mail Purple Heart Holiday ornaments to Marines and Sailors who have been wounded since 9/11 and who have received the Purple Heart. To help with packing and shipping the ornaments, The Semper Fi Fund hosted its second annual "Purple Heart Ornament Packing Party" in Dale City, VA on December 2nd. Hundreds of volunteers – Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, military families, high school students, and so many more – devoted their time and their hearts to ensuring that these special ornaments will be received in time for the holidays. Read the rest of this entry »

Go Daddy Goes "Gangnam Style" to Celebrate Spectacular 2012 Success

December 8, 2012

By BUSINESS WIRE | CNBC | cnbc.com | December 8, 2012

Legendary Party Featured $2MM Donation to Semper Fi Fund & $1MM in Employee Prizes.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.– (BUSINESS WIRE) – Go Daddy's end-of-year holiday parties have become legendary and 2012 was no exception. Last night, a few thousand Go Daddy employees and their guests were wined and dined, entertained and awarded cash prizes in honor of a record-breaking Go Daddy year.

Go Daddy, the world's largest Web host and domainname provider, is the go-to choice for small businesses looking to leverage the power of the Internet … but there was nothing small about last night's big bash at Phoenix's Chase Field.

Together, Go Daddy and The Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation presented the Semper Fi Fund with checks totaling $2 million to help injured military veterans. Read the rest of this entry »