Ongoing Giving Opportunities: Peak Performance Under Pressure

December 3, 2012

Former Naval Flight Officer Ace and TOPGUN instructor Bill Driscoll demonstrates how his own life-or-death aerial dogfights – and the preparation for them – can help guide high-risk corporate decisions. Interviews with over 200 senior executives and 26 Ace pilots, as well as strategies from Driscoll's own highly successful second career in commercial real estate, reinforce the consistent patterns underlying exceptional performance under pressure. Read the rest of this entry »

Semper Fi Fund Cornhole Tournament

November 29, 2012

Salisbury, MD – Semper Fi Fund Cornhole Tournament

Who: Eric Sichau, College Student, Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland
What: Semper Fi Fund Cornhole Tournament
Where: Evolution Craft Brewing Company, 201 East Vine Street, Salisbury, MD 21804
When: Sunday, Dec. 2nd, 1-5pm

In addition to the cornhole tournament, there will be an auction and the brewery will be playing the Sunday football games.

25 Hours of Thunderhill 2012

November 26, 2012

Willows, CA – For the third year in a row, Davidson Racing, managed by long-time NASA racer and crew chief Ron Carroll, will participate in the longest endurance car race in the world, 25 Hours of Thunderhill (see highlights from last year: click here). 100% of the Davidson Racing Team's race proceeds will be donated to the Semper Fi Fund. For more information, please visit the website.

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2012 Festival of Trees at Park Hyatt Aviara Resort

November 26, 2012

Carlsbad, CA – To continue the wonderful tradition of the "Festival of Trees" we would like to invite you to join us in our efforts to support the local military families of North County. 100% of the net proceeds will be forwarded to the Semper Fi Fund.

Ten professionally designed trees will be featured in the hotel lobby during a month-long silent auction from November 28 – December 28. Hotel guests and local visitors place bids on their favorite tree in hopes of having the winning bid to take home the holiday trees.

We value and appreciate your partnership. We hope you or your company can participate in this event and
bring joy to the families of North County this holiday season!

Sponsorship Package:
$1,500 Sponsor
$750 Co-sponsor

All sponsors will receive a 3' x 4' sign with logo placed adjacent to the tree.

Deadline: November 21, 2012

Gigi Knowles
Executive Office
Park Hyatt Aviara Resort
7100 Aviara Resort Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92011

Festival of Trees

Thank you for your consideration and for being an important part of a wonderful tradition that benefits such a worthy cause.

Patriots Hockey Game

November 26, 2012

Ontario, CA – Patriots Hockey is a So Cal ice hockey team comprised of all military active duty, reserve, retired, and veterans. The team was assembled to use their love for the game as a means of giving back and paying forward to the military community.

Attention all FANS! Come support their next game! Patriots Hockey will face off against the Ontario Fire Department at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario California (immediately preceding the Ontario Reign game against the Alaska Aces).

Ticket sales and in-game donations will benefit the Semper Fi Fund. Tickets are $23.00 and can be purchased on the website.

Please email for more information or with any questions.

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Al’s Garden Centers – Christmas Trees

November 19, 2012

Sherwood, OR – Al's Garden Centers will donate $1 from every Christmas tree sold this season to the Semper Fi Fund. Visit Al's Garden Centers, purchase a tree, and support the Semper Fi Fund. Please visit their website for more information and locations.

Ongoing Giving Opportunities: No One Gets Left Behind

November 19, 2012

If you've ever been in the military, you're probably already familiar with the phrase "No One Gets Left Behind." And even if you've never served, you can probably still guess why it's so important to those who go in harm's way. They know their buddies have their back, that their country cares deeply about their welfare, and that they'll never be left for dead on foreign ground. Read the rest of this entry »

Ongoing Giving Opportunities: Fallujah Awakens – Marines, Sheikhs and the Battle Against al Qaeda

November 19, 2012

The cradle of an insurgency that plunged Iraq into years of chaos and bloodshed, Fallujah conjures up images of the brutal house-to-house fighting that occurred during the 2004 U.S. invasion of the iconic city. But attacks in the area actually peaked two years later, when American and Iraqi government forces struggled with a reinvigorated insurgency and the prospect of premature withdrawal by U.S. forces. Fallujah Awakens tells the story of the remarkable turnaround that followed. Journalist Bill Ardolino explains how local tribal leaders and U.S. Marines forged a surprising alliance that helped secure the famous battleground. It is one of the few books to recount events from both American and Iraqi perspectives. Read the rest of this entry »

LCpl Patrick B Kenny Memorial 5k Run/Walk

November 19, 2012

Emsworth, PA – "Like" on Facebook for updates on registration, etc., or email with questions. Also check out the family fundraising page for the Semper Fi Fund.

100% of the proceeds to benefit the Semper Fi Fund. Race will begin at 9:00AM.

Checks should be made to LCPL PATRICK B. KENNY MEMORIAL FUND. We also accept cash. Download the event brochure for more information.

The 5K Run/Walk will take place on a USATF Certified Course through Ben Avon and Emsworth. The start and finish will take place at the Lance Corporal Patrick B. Kenny Memorial Field and the course passes by Patrick’s childhood home. Lance Corporal Patrick B. Kenny Memorial Field is located off of Route 65 (Ohio River Blvd.) in Emsworth on Memorial Drive.

– Come dressed to run.
– Parking is available across the Ohio River Blvd (Rt. 65). Please use the tunnel for access to the start and finish line. If parking on the residential streets , please arrive early to avoid road closures.
– Race will take place rain or shine.
– Aid stations and EMS will be on hand.

Race Day:
7:00-8:30am: Packet Pick-Up/Race Day Registration
9:00am: Opening Ceremony & Start of the LCpl Patrick B. Kenny Memorial 5k Run/Walk
Award Ceremony will immediately follow the race!

Pre-Registration (Encouraged!):
Register online now!

Or Download the registration form, fill it out and send the form and payment to:
LCpl Patrick B. Kenny Memorial Fund
176 Center Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15202

Pre-Registration Fees:
(Mail-in registrations must be postmarked or delivered on or before Friday, May 17, 2013 for pre-registration price)
*Online registration fees may apply!

Runners and walkers can register after May 17th or on race day at the Patrick Kenny Memorial Field.
(Race T-Shirt is not guaranteed if registering on race day.)

Registration Fees:
$25 after May 17th or on race day.

Email: email.
Interested in sponsorship? Email us for pricing and options!

**Mail in registration forms will not be accepted after Tuesday, May 28, 2013.**
***Make all checks payable to LCpl Patrick B. Kenny Memorial Fund***

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Hostile Horde MC of Southern Tier 2nd Anniversary Party

November 19, 2012

Corning, NY – $20 donation gets you food, music, and a good time! 50% of proceeds from admission and 50/50 raffle will benefit the Semper Fi Fund. Event sponsored by Corning VFW Post 524.

Contact Donald Kinney with any questions by email or visit the website.

Download the event flyer.

Go Daddy and the Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation Support the Semper Fi Fund

November 18, 2012

The Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation and will match up to $1 million in donations to the Semper Fi Fund in this year's United States Marine Corps 237th Birthday Tribute! Thank you Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation and, from the bottom of our hearts, for your generosity and your dedication to our nation's injured service members and their families.

The good news does not stop there! Go Daddy announced at a press conference in Phoenix that NASCAR driver Danica Patrick will sport the Semper Fi Fund logo, along with the matching donation message, on both her Nationwide and Sprint Cup Chevys at the Phoenix races the weekend of November 10th.

Check out photos from the press conference: Read the rest of this entry »

Sharing our stories in honor of Veterans Day: Corporal Todd Love

November 16, 2012

Marine Corporal Todd Love is a third-generation Marine who served in Afghanistan with the 1st Recon out of California. On October 25, 2010, Todd was the point man on a foot patrol when he triggered an IED. He suffered the loss of both his legs above the knee and had severe damage to his left hand, resulting in amputation.

Todd retired from the Marine Corps on September 29th, and the Semper Fi Fund helped with a transition grant to relieve the financial pressure of adjusting back into civilian life. Read the rest of this entry »

Sharing our Stories in honor of Veterans Day: Sergeant Eric Frazier

November 14, 2012

In March of 2005, Sergeant Eric Frazier was shot in the back several times, resulting in spinal cord injuries. Although it has been a long road to recovery, Eric has been an unstoppable inspiration for many people with his continuous strive to better himself. He has been part of the Semper Fi Fund family since he was injured, competing alongside our Team Semper Fi members in handcycling and wheelchair basketball. As Eric gained strength and confidence during his recovery, he became an elite athlete and now competes on the US Paralympic Nordic Ski Team. We look forward to seeing him in Russia in 2014! Read the rest of this entry »

Hire A Patriot: Hosted by The Patriot Group

November 14, 2012

Anaheim, CA – The Patriot group is hosting the 1st ever in Orange County military hiring resource and educational event. The Patriot Group, Inc. (TPGI) is a Professional Military Career-Hiring Event and Staff Placement Firm. TPGI is a Certified California Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise and a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business based in San Diego, CA with offices in both San Diego and Huntington Beach, CA. They will provide veterans connection with employers ready to hire.

For more information please contact Carolyn Hall at 714-369-0922 or visit their website.

Christmas Lights in Delaware

November 13, 2012

Townsend, Delaware – Each year, Bob Hairgrove organizes a display of 150,000 Christmas lights at his home, synchronized to music and complete with an operational Christmas train in his yard. Approximately 25,000 people attend this each year. This year, as he prepares for his son to join the US Marine Corps, he has decided for the first time to accept donations. While the event is held nightly November 30th through December 31st from 5:00PM – 9:00PM, he will have two weekends dedicated to fundraising for the Semper Fi Fund: December 7th, 8th, 21st, and 22nd.

Point of contact: Bob Hairgrove by email.

Read an article about this event from Delaware Online.