Thunder Challenge: Central City, Colorado

August 1, 2013

Thunder ChallengeThunder and lightning have long since drawn mankind’s awe and fear. We invite you to test your mettle against the elements and the Gods themselves! Come tackle either the 5k or 10k course and test your might against obstacles such as the Serpents Tunnel or Thor’s Hammer Throw to see if you have what it takes to elevate yourself to the level of such legends as Thor himself or his warrior wife Sif. Visit our website and learn more!

We invite you to come and see if you have what it takes to be counted among those who have made it into the Hall of Warriors! Register now, view other regional events, or email for more information (

      • Trail Run: 5 kilometers
      • Trail Run: 10 kilometers

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Naval Postgraduate School Birthday Ball

August 1, 2013

Marine Corps Birthday Charity EventThe Marines assigned to the Naval Postgraduate School will hold their annual Marine Birthday Ball celebration. A portion of each ticket purchased ail be donated to the Semper Fi Fund in order to support the wounded and critically ill service members and their families. This is a private event.

Marines and Friends,

You are cordially invited to celebrate the 238th Marine Corps Birthday Celebration of the United States Marine Corps. This year's Guest of Honor is in the process of being selected. GOH bio will be posted as it becomes available.

The Birthday Ball registration will include a PayPal option for purchasing ball tickets. This will not require a PayPal account and is directly linked to the Birthday Ball account. If you choose to purchase your tickets via check, please make checks payable to Marine Corps Birthday Ball and take your check to the Staff Marines representative located within Hermann Hall Room 016 or contact the USMC Treasurer  by email for more information (

As this year's Marine Corps Birthday approaches, students and guests will be able to find information regarding the event on our website. We are confident that this year's Ball will be a very enjoyable, memorable, and fitting way to honor our Corps. We look forward to seeing you at the 2013 Marine Corps Birthday!

~Semper Fidelis,

The 2013 Ball Committee

  • 1630 Pictures, 1700 Cocktails, 1800 Ceremony, 1900 Dinner Begins, 2000-2400 Dancing
  • Barbara McNitt Ballroom.
  • Tickets not available at this time. A link will be provided below when available. Approx. 4 Oct 2013. Payment deadline: Monday, 28 Oct 2013

Innovative Solutions Consortium Charity Concert with Terry McDermott & The Bonfires

August 1, 2013

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Falls Church, VA - Innovative Solutions Consortium (ISC) which is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to delivering solutions to assist our troops and secure our nation, will host its second annual charity concert to benefit the SFF and the Packard Center at Johns Hopkins University which helps enable the world’s best scientists to find a cure for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

ISC is also securing transportation from the Wounded Warrior Regiment and Walter Reed for Service Members who would like to attend.

Innovative Solutions Consortium's 2nd annual charity event presents Terry McDermott & The Bonfires to honor, support and raise funds for two noteworthy organizations - the Semper Fi Fund and the Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins. Come and enjoy an evening of fun as we recognize and show thanks to our troops for their service and dedication.

Terry McDermott gained national acclaim as the runner-up of the third season of the American version of The Voice in 2012. He has been part of a number of bands, including Driveblind in the UK, and Lotus Crush and Northsouth in the U.S. and will be performing with The Bonfires.

The ISC also welcomes Suzanne Malveaux, master of ceremonies and a special video message for our wounded heroes from Steve Gleason, former NFL player and ALS Activist.

Emmy award winning anchor Suzanne Malveaux co-anchors CNN's Around the World from 12pm to 1pm EST daily and anchors CNN Newsroom from 1pm to 2pm EST daily.
Steve Gleason played for the New Orleans Saints from 2000-2008, and was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in 2011. Despite his diagnosis, Steve is determined to inspire others, raise awareness of ALS, and gain support for ALS research in search of a cure.

VIP Reception invitees, join high-ranking retired military officers, along with government and civilian executives at this year's reception prior to the concert. Please enter your passcode that you received previously at the ticket link below for full reception details and to reserve your spot at this limited seating event. VIP RECEPTION BEGINS AT 4:00 PM.

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5th Annual John Ripley Memorial Race

August 1, 2013

Ripley RaceAfter 12 years of continuous, worldwide combat operations, nearly 45,000 soldiers have been wounded - and many returning veterans come home to new challenges. We believe that as citizens, we share an obligation to take care of these men and women, to honor the sacrifices they have made, our mission is to step in where government leaves off. Established in 2009, the Ripley Race raises awareness, money and support for America's Veterans. Join us by making a tax-deductible donation or registering in the race.

Please join us Sunday, November 3rd, 2013 at 9am.

  • $40 – 5k Adult
  • $30 – 5k Military/MIDN/Youth
  • $10 – 1 Mile Fun Run (all ages)

Packet pick-up is Charm City Run shoe store at Annapolis Town Center 11/2/13 10am-1pm. Post-race party at Fido's Irish Pub (wear your race shirt for 2 free beers!)

Ripley Race 20136-Week Youth Running Clinic

Sign the kids up for our 6-week youth running clinic leading up to the race and inspire them to "Learn to Run, Learn to Support, Learn to Honor". The clinic is about a whole lot more than getting ready for the race. Find out more at

 Win $1,000 – Ripley Race Team Competition 

Pick a team leader, set up a “Team” during the online registration process and organize your team. The team with the lowest average run time wins $1,000, 2nd place wins $500, and 3rd place wins $250. Teams must have at least 20 entrants include 3 female participants.

The team with the lowest average run time wins $1,000, 2nd place wins $500, and 3rd place wins $250.

Annapolis Kids Say "Thank You For Your Service" 

We want all the youth in Annapolis to join Ripley Race in honoring our veterans: Ripley Race Annapolis Kids "Thank You" Flyer


The Ripley Race celebrates the legacy of valor and leadership of Colonel John W. Ripley Unites States Marine Corps (USMC). In a career that spanned more than 35 years, Colonel Ripley earned six valorous and 14 personal decorations in two tours of combat, including the Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart. During the 1972 North Vietnamese Easter Offensive, the then-Captain Ripley was responsible for destroying the Dong Ha Bridge. In a desperate and heroic action that would make him a legend in the Corps, Captain Ripley placed and detonated more than 600 pounds of explosives, stopping an enemy assault of more than 20,000 men.

John RipleyFor his courage and heroism at the Dong Ha Bridge, Captain Ripley was awarded the Navy Cross, the nation’s second highest award for valor. The destruction of the Dong Ha Bridge has been memorialized in a diorama at the U.S. Naval Academy entitled, "Ripley at the Bridge."

Colonel Ripley’s leadership continued off the battlefield, serving in leadership roles at universities, as a historian, a speaker and as an expert testifying before Congress on military matters.

The Ripley Race commemorates a lifetime achievement in the service of his country and dedication to the nation he loved.


4th Annual Paradise South Golf Tournament

August 1, 2013

Paradise South Golf CourseAn 18-hole, 2 person scramble golf tournament including a BBQ and a band in the evening at the Paradise South Golf Club. Contact Tony Lussier at 870-782-4609 with any questions.

Wild Core Presents the Wildman Mud Run

August 1, 2013

Wild Core presents The Wildman Mud Run. An intense all out brush with insanity on 420 acres of extreme terrain waiting to test your training to the core. We are talking bogs, ponds, rivers and natural rock cliffs. The course features obstacles and challenges that you have never seen before. Are you strong enough to handle it? Take on the Wildman and never look back! Let your instincts take over and let the world know you came to win! Are you prepared to conquer the Wild Core Wildman? Prove it!

The Wildman will have three elite heats for those hardened athletes looking to crush the competition and claim top dog. These heats are timed, because bragging rights and personal bests are facts that need documentation to be true. The race is offered in two formats:

  • Elite 5K-10K ($110)
  • Open 5K-10K ($80)

Register online or email for more information (

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Porshe Club of America, Orange County Region: Hearts & Garage Tour

August 1, 2013

Hearts and Garages Charity Tour Orange County Car Club Charity EventRegister at Motorsportreg or pay with cash or check at the August 3rd Breakfast Club (Original Mike's).

4 new garages serving 4 different parts of your evening meal. We invite you to join PCA-OCR for an Afternoon / Evening of Food, Fun, Fantastic Cars and Charity Fund Raising for the Club Charity, the Semper Fi Fund.

New challenge offered for all club members attending the tour or not... You are invited to participate, even if you are unable to attend the Hearts and Garages Charity Tour, in the challenge offered by one of our club members who would like to make a matching donation of up to $2500.00 to our charity, the Semper Fi Fund.

Yes you too can make a contribution straight to the "Semper Fi Fund" and have it matched dollar for dollar up to $2500.00.  All checks and cash donations need to be received on or before the Hearts and Garages Charity Tour on August 24, 2013. Checks need to be made out to Semper Fi Fund. Mail checks to:

PCA-OCR Charity Director
2286 N. State College Blvd
Fullerton, CA 92831 
Do not use Motorsportreg for the donation!!!

More details or questions can be emailed to Peggy Huddleston, Charity Director at

Important information needed for each guest:

Each Gust Full Name
Current Email Address
(for further information and first stop address, given out 2 days before event)

 2012 Donation Ceremony at main course with "Semper Fi" guest speaker

Century of Heroes in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

August 1, 2013

Century of Heroes Milwaukee WI eventCentury of Heroes is being hosted by George and Heidi Jozwiak.  Our evening will consist of a social hour, dinner, comedy show, USMC Color Guard, live dinner music, Scottish Highlanders bagpipe band, Comedy Sportz, keynote speaker, raffle and a silent auction.

Come and mingle with other guests in attendance: BJ Ganem, the Wisconsin Attorney General, State Senators, US Senator, Wisconsin Governor, and Paul Ryan. Please join us for a night you will always remember.

Please email George Jozwiak ( for more information.

AMA National Model Aviation Day

August 1, 2013

Fun with demonstrations of helicopters, glider tows, glider winch launches, scale formation flights and so much more. Food and raffle will be available. All proceeds will go to benefit the Semper Fi Fund. P.O.C. Randy Wilbur, click to email (  Register online or get more information.

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42nd Annual Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival

August 1, 2013

Sneads Ferry Shrimp FestivalThe Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival celebrates it’s 42nd year on August 11-12. A tradition that began as a way to honor the local fishing community has grown over the years, drawing crowds of more than 10,000 people.

Over the years, the Sneads Ferry Community Council has donated proceeds from the festival to help the community. Through all of the changes, the Shrimp Festival has endured it has continued to grow. Currently the two day festival includes a parade, music, shrimp heading contest, fireworks, beer and wine tent, car show, military exhibits, arts & crafts, lots of food and lots of shrimp!

It’s continued success is a direct result of the dedication and determination of the citizens of Sneads Ferry and folks like you who come to celebrate not only your love of shrimp, but the love of a community that cherishes it’s past, it’s present and it’s determination to persevere in the future.

Join us for a Shrimp-A-Roo dinner, Beer and Wine Tent, Live Music, Arts and Crafts, Roving Entertainment, Games, Rides, and Lots of Food!  For more information, visit their website or see the flyer below.

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Dawg Daze Grunt & Growl Hump-a-Thon

August 1, 2013

Dawg Daze Grunt and Growl Hump-a-thonThe Dawg Daze Grunt & Growl Hump-A-Thon on Wednesday, August 7th will be a 4 to 5 mile hike along the improved hiking trail that begins at Des Moines Beach Park in Des Moines, Washington.

The cost per participant is only $29 for this hump-a-thon benefitting the Marine Semper Fi Fund and will include a free event Tee-shirt to the first 25 people who register.

MCAA Marion Carl Squadron’s 4th Annual Golf Scramble

August 1, 2013

San Diego, CA – The Marine Corps Aviation Association's Marion Carl Squadron is hosting its 4th annual event to benefit the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund at the 1000 Springs Ranch Golf Scramble on Friday, September 20, 2013, at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Memorial Golf Course.

To enter in tournament, download the Entry Form. Help sponsor the tournament! Download their MCAA Golf Package for more information please email MCAA (

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Artist Savannah Lynne

August 1, 2013

Savannah Lynne ArtistWhen Savannah Lynne first discovered the Semper Fi Fund, she knew that it was the organization that she wanted to partner with. Savannah Lynne will not only donate a portion of her recently released album ("Aloha Nashville"), but will also donate 100% of all the proceeds from sales of her new Pickbandz. Read the rest of this entry »

Camp Lejeune: Team Yellow Ribbon Warriors Golf Tournament

July 30, 2013

Yellow Ribbon Warriors

Please join us at the Yellow Ribbons Warriors Golf Tournament.  We're offering a 50/50 raffle, hole games and more on September 13, 2013 on Camp Lejeune's Golf Course, Paradise Point.  Tee time is 9am and comes with a lunch buffet.

Team Yellow Ribbon Warriors for the Semper Fi Fund is a group of friends and patriots dedicated to raising money for some of our nation’s greatest heroes while simultaneously training for the Marine Corps Marathon, 2013. Team Yellow Ribbon Warriors is determined to make a difference in the lives of wounded warriors. We are all Team Yellow Ribbon Warriors together as a nation, as we stand and wait for our husbands, fathers, wives, mothers, brothers, sisters, and sons and daughters, friends, family and neighbors to return from post 9-11 combat operations overseas.

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Deneve Solar Powered LED Flagpole Light

July 30, 2013

The US Flag Code suggests that the American Flag should be illuminated at night. With the Deneve light, you no longer need to lower the flag at sunset! Display your pride in all its dazzling glory with this easy-to-use flagpole light! Our solar-powered flagpole light is the quick, safe, easy solution to showcase your flags. Read the rest of this entry »