Ongoing Giving Opportunities: Teamotions

July 30, 2013

teamotions benefits the semper fi fundTeamotions is honored and excited to join the Semper Fi Fund in supporting the healing and rehabilitation of our wounded military members. We have created three emotional well-being teas with a very special purpose: to support the emotional needs of our nation's service members and their families. Named after the core values of the military – Honor, Courage, and Commitment – these teas represent our appreciation of the many sacrifices made my our military and their families on our behalf. Read the rest of this entry »

5 Mile Hike in Puyallup, Washington for the Semper Fi Fund

July 28, 2013

Please join together with the National American Self-Defense Association  for a five mile hike to support the Semper Fi Fund.  The 5 mile hike on Saturday, August 31st will form and begin at 10 AM outside of the Puyallup Eagles Club which is right across the rail road tracks from the Puyallup branch of the First Security Bank of Washington.

There isn't any participation fee for this hike like we had on the first one, however we will have a few event Tee-shirts on hand that can be purchased on a first come first served basis until we run out.

5 Mile Hike in Puyallup NASD
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Inaugural Mission Viejo Country Club Men’s Charity Round Robin

July 28, 2013

Mission Viejo Country ClubLove Tennis Inc and the Mission Viejo Country Club is excited to host the Inaugural Mission Viejo Country Club Round Robin. This men's tennis tournament, with a round robin format, promises to be a lot of fun. All proceeds will benefit the Semper Fi Fund.

Service members and their families are welcomed to attend for free. Complimentary breakfast will be served at 8 am, tournament will begin at 8:30 am.

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Star News Online: Semper Fi Fund helps wounded Marines get back to life

July 27, 2013

By Thomas Brennan | Jacksonville Daily News | | July 27, 2013

Mackey Raymond double amputee all-terrain mobility aid

Vickki and Raymond Mackey gather in front of their Beulaville home. Mackey, a double amputee, landed his all-terrain mobility with aid from the non-profit, Semper Fi Fund. Photo by Thomas Brennan/Jacksonville Daily News

As the dust from the blast began to settle, Raymond Mackey knew his life had changed forever.

Vickki and Raymond Mackey gather in front of their Beulaville home. Mackey, a double amputee, landed his all-terrain mobility with aid from the non-profit, Semper Fi Fund. Photo by Thomas Brennan/Jacksonville Daily News

"We were doing a company-sized patrol near Marjah, Afghanistan – a sweep for improvised explosive devices," said the 50-year-old retired Marine sergeant. "I was with the rear element with a couple Marines when a Marine fell into a ditch. I reached down to help him up right as the explosive was detonated."

It was Dec. 23, 2009, and the explosive left Mackey with both legs amputated above the knee and wounds to his right arm and abdomen. Read the rest of this entry »

Star News Online: Semper Fi Fund celebrating a decade of charity

July 27, 2013

danica hammer laura castellvi lisa kileen madeline Schildwachter semper fi fund 10 year anniversary wounded warrior assistance helpBy Thomas Brennan | Jacksonville Daily News | | July 27, 2013

Sometimes, a name says it all.

May marked a decade that the Semper Fi Fund has remained always faithful to wounded, ill and injured Marines and sailors across the country.

The organization's team of several hundred volunteers across the United States provides services to military families, service members and veterans, aiding treatment for conditions that include post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury, among other conditions.

For a decade in North Carolina alone, more than 17,000 grants worth more than $22 million have been issued to active duty service members and veterans.
Nationally, more than 59,000 grants exceeding $78 million have been distributed to at least 10,000 service members.

"Hitting 10 years is absolutely a celebration," said Laura Castellvi, 49, of Camp Lejeune. "It has been a true privilege to be with an organization that has accomplished so much in just 10 years. We're not going to stop at 10, though. We have so many service members out there that still need us."

Many of the men and women granted aid from the Semper Fi Fund will need assistance during and after their service, Castellvi said. Read the rest of this entry »

Military Appreciation Monday at the Old Brogue in Great Falls, VA

July 26, 2013

Old Brogue VirginiaGreat Falls, VA - September's Military Appreciation Monday will support the Semper Fi Fund. Please join us at the Old Brogue for some delicious food and wonderful company. A portion of proceeds from dinner, as well as the money raised from raffle ticket sales, will help support our injured and critically ill Service Members.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Dinner at 5:30pm and 7:30pm

Semper Fi Fund appreciates Bob Nelson's continued support this year. For additional information please visit the Old Brogue website or Bob Nelson's website.


CrossFit Del Mar

July 26, 2013

Cross Fit Del Mar CaliforniaLooking for a good workout? CrossFit Del Mar is dedicated to supplying you with all the tools you need to achieve your fitness and nutrition goals in an extremely fun and positive environment. Their job is to inspire, motivate, and hold you accountable in achieving your goals by working with our world-class trainers and team.

Each member of their team brings something unique to CrossFit Del Mar and you will benefit by having trainers that not only care about you, but know exactly what you need to do to achieve your goals. Their program can be modified to any skill level. Whether or not you are a sophisticated endurance athlete or attempting your first 5k run, CrossFit Del Mar is for you! If you live in the San Diego area, make sure you check them out.

CrossFit Del Mar is a fantastic supporter of the Semper Fi Fund and will host fundraising workouts in the future. Please check their website for updates and to join their membership.

Ongoing Giving Opportunities: American Flag Paintings and Prints

July 26, 2013

Arts which supports the semper fi fund Betty Ann Morris has been a professional artist since 2003. Her work first exhibited at NewportArt Museum Wet Paint 2003, thru 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

Ongoing Giving Opportunities: Veritas Cigars

July 26, 2013

Veritas Cigars: Hand-rolled, custom blended premium long leaf cigars for avid cigar lovers. A portion of the proceeds from the cigars sales will benefit the Semper Fi Fund. Please visit their website to learn more about this supportive business.

veritas cigars

Ongoing giving opportunities: Christmas Stockings

July 26, 2013

Christmas Stockings benefits the semper fi fundEarly Bird Christmas Stockings Sale to benefit the Semper Fi Fund. Personalize your Christmas Stockings with name and graphics. Include holiday graphics, characters, team logos or any of the thousands of graphics available. All stockings are fully lined, and made to order. Cuff approximately 4" x 8" and body is approximately 19" from top corner to toe. (Size can be adjusted for custom orders.) Made and shipped within 5 business days. Basic stockings are cotton red or green, and cotton plaid cuff. Other colors and patterns available. Read the rest of this entry »

The St. Mary’s Century

July 26, 2013

Drayden, MD - The St. Mary's Century is partnering with the Semper Fi Fund to support our injured and critically ill service members and their families. This race is organized by Patuxent Velo which is a USCF (road) and NORBA (mountain) bicycle racing club located in Southern Maryland.

There will be options for riders of various abilities. Choose a traditional full century (104 miles), 68 miles, 50 miles, or 25 miles. Routes are flat to rolling, with occasional hills. All rest stops have real bathrooms (no port-a-potties) and are sponsored by local restaurants that will be well-stocked with traditional items, as well as local specialties. Whether you ride the entire 100 miles or the shorter routes, count on hospitality and friendliness. At the end of the ride enjoy the festivities and delicious food.

The rides start from Dennis Point Marina located at 46555 Dennis Point Road, Drayden MD, 20630. Registration and packet pickup is from 7:00-9:00 am and century riders are required to start no later then 9:00 am.

Visit their website for more information.

Exclusive Semper Fi Fund Interview with Rock Legend Ted Nugent

July 26, 2013

Legendary musician Ted Nugent made it big in the 1960’s and 70s with classic hits like Cat Scratch Fever and Stranglehold, and went on to become one of the biggest names in rock and roll. But you may not know that he’s also an activist and advocate for the men and women who serve. Last Tuesday, Ted took the stage in support of our troops and other safety personnel, performing at’s 5th annual fundraiser and raising $14,000 for Semper Fi Fund. We had a chance to interview the rock star and get some exclusive insight into his take on music, the military, and what it means to be American. Read the rest of this entry »

G.I. Dash

July 25, 2013

GI DashCentreville, VA - G.I. Dash is a 5k obstacle run brought to you by Green Lion Events LLC. With donations going to benefit the Semper Fi Fund, this race is not only about having fun while getting dirty, it’s also about giving back to a great charity! This military-themed event brings you Dog Tags, Barb Wire Crawls, 7' Wall Climbs and much more! All athletic types are encouraged to come, from the hardcore 10+ mile runners, to the casual competitors; this event is based around great sportsmanship and personally challenging yourself!

Please visit their website for more information or download their flyer.

Copper River Marine Charity Golf Tournament

July 25, 2013

Fresno, CA – This wonderful fundraiser and golf tournament hosted by the Men's and Women's Golf Organizations with the assistance of the Marine Corps League will be comprised of 24 foursomes (one Marine sponsored by three Club members) and will take place at the lovely Copper River Country Club.

Event Information:

11:00am - Registration
12:00pm - Welcoming Ceremony
12:30pm - Shotgun Start
5:00pm - No-Host Cocktail Hour and Catered Buffet Dinner

Semper Fi Fund client Marines, uniformed Marines from the Fresno Marine Recruiting Command, select uniformed Marines from Lemoore Naval Air Station and select Marine Corps League members, each with a spouse or guest, will be graciously sponsored as dinner guests by the Copper River Country Club membership.

Proceeds from the tournament will be divided between the Semper Fi Fund and the Marine Corps League to be used in support of Toys for Tots in Fresno County.

Copper River Marine Charity Golf Tournament

8th Annual Puget Sound All Marine Golf Tournament

July 22, 2013

Newcastle, WA - The Pacific Northwest is holding its 8th annual fundraising golf tournament to support the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund!

- 4-Person Scramble Format (144 Maximum Players)
- Registration @ 0800 – Driving Range, unlimited range balls
- Shotgun Start @ 0930
- Entry Fee: $125/person, individuals welcome (incl: Green Fee, Power Cart, Award Ceremony & Meal)
- Prizes: Closest to Pin, Longest & Straightest Drive (Women and Men)
Great selection of prizes to be raffled and auctioned.

99% of the funds raised will be donated to Semper Fi Fund!

Please contact Steven R. Sanford by email for more information or visit the website.

Download the event flyer.