Fox and Friends: 71-year-old rides cross-country for wounded Marines

March 9, 2012

By Steve Doocey | Fox and Friends | | March 9, 2012

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Semper Fly Run

March 6, 2012
Semper Fly Run May 5 2012

New Bern, NC – Before heading to the Cherry Point Air Show, start your day off with a fast and flat 10K or 5K through beautiful downtown New Bern, NC by joining runners for the 1st Annual Semper Fly Run on May 5, 2012.

Proceeds from the run will benefit the Semper Fi Fund!

The start and finish will be at the scenic Lawson Creek Park in New Bern. Early registration is now open and will end on April 20th. Early registration guarantees you a T-shirt in your size and runners' swag on race day.

Register prior to April 27th and registration cost is only $30.00 for the 10k and $25.00 for the 5k.

Visit the Semper Fly Run website to register for the race and see their Facebook page for the latest updates!

This run is being hosted by the Alfred A. Cunningham Squadron.

The Alfred A. Cunningham Squadron of the Marine Corps Aviation Association (MCAA) is based at MCAS Cherry Point, NC. They are a professional and social organization of those who support Marine aviation. Their primary function over the years has been their annual convention where they honor outstanding Marines in aviation. This year, the squadron decided to promote two very important aspects of the Marine Corps way of life, philanthropy and health living, by adding a new event to the Cherry Point Air Show weekend line up - the 1st Annual Semper Fly Run.

Charity Softball Game: FAU Women’s Softball Team vs. Marines

March 6, 2012
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Boca Raton, FL – Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Women's softball team, the Florida Atlantic Owls will be playing against local Marines in a Charity Softball Game to benefit the Semper Fi Fund and the local Marine birthday ball committee.

This first ever event will be held on April 15th at 6:00 pm on the beautiful FAU campus.

Special Guest players will be Wes Kain and "Handsome" Dan from the Vanilla Ice Project!

$5.00 enty fee and $4.00 for FAU students. Tickets will be sold at the gate on game day.

For more information contact Frank D'Amato at 561-542-0333 or First Sergeant Clark at 561-683-4443.

4th Annual Sgt Michael Heede Jr Memorial Walk/Run

March 5, 2012
Semper Fi Fund Supporter - Sgt Michael Heede Memorial Run

Please join us as we participate in a run/walk in honor of Sgt. Michael Heede.

Fawn Grove, PA – On May 4, 2013 the 3rd Annual Sgt Michael Heede Jr Memorial Walk/Run will be held at Kennard-Dale High School in Fawn Grove, PA.

Join the community as they remember and honor Marine Sgt Michael Heede Jr. who was killed while serving in Afghanistan. Michael, a veteran of the Iraq war, volunteered for deployment to Afghanistan and was assigned to the 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force. Michael was one of two Marines killed by an improvised explosive device (IED) on July 13, 2009. During his military career, he won the Combat Action Ribbon, the National Defense Service Medal and a Navy Unit Commendation Medal, among other honors.

Michael graduated from Kennard-Dale High School where he was on the cross-country team. The 5K run will be on the scenic cross-country course and the 1 mile walk will be on a paved track. The run/walk will start at 8:00 am and end at noon.

Proceeds from the run will be given to the Semper Fi Fund. Download the flyer, or download the registration form.

Ongoing Giving Opportunities: Scott Giles and Renee Hines’ Competition Cars support

March 5, 2012

Come out to the Races! Scott Giles and Renee Hines will be promoting the Semper Fi Fund by displaying our name and website address on their Competition Car for the Sports Car Club of America's 2012 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Rick Hermelin’s “100 Days for the Corps”

March 5, 2012
Rick Hermlin rides for Semper Fi Fund

Rick Hermelin is traveling on an ElliptiGO coast to coast for 100 days, covering 3,000 miles to raise support for the Semper Fi Fund. Read the rest of this entry »

5 Amazing ways supporters helped our injured and ill veterans this year!

March 4, 2012

This past year many Semper Fi Fund supporters have helped our injured and critically ill service members by hosting and participating in athletic events such as the Ride for Semper Fi and the Col Ripley Run.  Many of us are aware that these and other sporting events are a great way to help our heroes while staying active. We've found some other creative and ingenious ways supporters have made it possible for us to continue serving those who have sacrificed so much for our freedom. Read the rest of this entry »

Longboarding USA

March 2, 2012

Wilmington, NC - Longboarding USA is a journey that two brothers from Mt. Pleasant, North Carolina are taking to raise awareness and support for four charities: the Semper Fi Fund, the Vicki Honeycutt Foundation, the Conservation Fund and the North Toxaway Baptist Church. Caleb and Tanner Childs are setting off from Wilmington, NC on May 14 and hoping to finish in San Francisco, CA.

To find out more about their efforts please see their website or Facebook page!

6th Annual Leatherneck 5k Run/Walk

March 2, 2012

NAS Patuxent River, MD – The 6th Annual Leatherneck 5K Run/Walk will take place May 19 along the beautiful Patuxent River and Chesapeake Bay inside the gates of NAS Patuxent River.

You can run or walk the 5K. You do not need a valid miltary ID or a DOD Sticker to get onto the base.

Starting March 1st you can register for this event on or if you are on NAS Patuxent River, MD stop by the Marine Aviation Detachment Headquarters. You will also be able to register the day of the race. If you register by May 1st you will receive a commemorative T-shirt!

Donations from the race will be given to the Semper Fi Fund.

Come out and enjoy a day with friends and family and run for the Fund!

If you have any questions please contact Capt Jeremy Nelson at 301-342-7776.

Team Semper Fi to take part in 23rd Annual Blossom Bike Ride

March 1, 2012

Reedley, CA – The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund will be sending 18 team members from Team Semper Fi to take part in this weekend’s Reedley Lions Club’s 23rd Annual Kings River Blossom Bike Ride.

This will be the third year the team has participated in the race. “Team Semper Fi loves the Blossom Bike Ride because of the warm welcome they receive from the community,” said Laura Johansson, Team Semper Fi Manager. “The team is also excited about the ride because it is the first ride of the season after training indoors all winter.” Read the rest of this entry »

2nd Annual Marine Corps Aviation Association Charity Golf Tournament

March 1, 2012
2nd Ann MCAS Golf Tournament Flyer

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MCAS Cherry Point, NC – The 2nd Annual Marine Corps Aviation Association Charity Golf Tournament hosted by MCAA's A. A. Cunningham Squadron will take place on May 4, 2012 at the Sounds of Freedom Golf Course on Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, NC.

Proceeds from the tournament will be donated to the Semper Fi Fund.

Registration if $55.00 and it includes green fees, a cart, beverages on the course, lunch at Miler's Landing, awards, goodie bags and a great time! This tournament is a captain's choice format.

Registration opens at 7:00 am with a shotgun start at 8:00 am. Lunch and awards will begin at 1:00 pm.

For more information check out their flier or email the A.A. Cunningham Squadron.

Military Times: Meet Marine Capt. Mosi Smith, then follow his journey to the Badwater Ultra finish line

March 1, 2012
Mosi Smith 1 in 10 campaign running Blue Crab Bolt 2011

Mosi Smith "1 in 10 campaign" running Blue Crab Bolt

By Sara Davidson | Military Times PT 365 | | March 1, 2012

I’ve known of Marine Capt. Mosi Smith for almost a year now and met the man in the flesh in January. A logistics officer by MOS and currently the 19th Company Officer at the Naval Academy, Mosi has a reputation in ultrarunning circles for being one of the nicest, most-welcoming and all-around-good-people type of runner. And though he’ll deny it, he’s also very fast. Read the rest of this entry »

Vinottimo – Korea Wine Dinner & Auction

February 29, 2012

Yongsan, Korea – On April 28, Vinottimo will host a Wine, Dinner and Auction at Villa Sortino’s Restaurant. The very famous Marchese Ferdinando Frescobaldi, patriarch of the wine family, will be the honored guest and speaker.

A portion of the ticket price will be donated to the Semper Fi Fund.

About Vinottimo: The VINOTTIMO Team travels throughout the overseas military bases conducting wine tastings, bottle signings and wine dinners featuring wine ambassadors from Italy’s best wineries. Over the last 10 years they have developed a following of Active Duty and Civilian DOD personnel who enjoy great food and wine and they welcome the opportunity to give back to troops deployed overseas.

They are actively involved in raising funds for our fearless men and women who continue to go into harm's way so that we can enjoy the privileges of living in the best country in the world. We are proud to partner with the Semper Fi Fund in supporting our Marine Corps warriors and any other service members injured in support of the Marines around the world.

During 2012, Vinottimo will be conducting more of these events on overseas bases all around the world combining the pleasures of fine fine food and wine with giving to our wounded warriors.

An updated events schedule is available on the Vinottimo website.

5th Annual Claude D Alexander Memorial Golf Tournament

February 28, 2012
Claude Alexander Golf Tournament 2012

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Patuxent River, MD – The 5th Annual Claude D. Alexander Memorial Golf Tournament will again be held at the beautiful Cedar Point Golf Course on Patuxent River Naval Air Station, MD on May 18, 2012.

This annual golf tournament is held to honor the memory of Claude D. Alexander, a Viet Nam Vet, Amputee, a Peer Visitor at WRAMC and a friend to many.

Registration is $100 per person or $400 per team and includes a day of golf, continental breakfast and golf prizes.

Registration will start at 8:00 am with a 9:00 shotgun start. Right after the tournament there will be an awards banquet where prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and last place; Men's & Women's longest drive; and closest to the hole.

Beer Creek Barbeque will be doing both the continental breakfast and the banquet dinner. If you are interested in a Sponsorship please download their flyer for more information.

KWB & Arrowhead Ortho 2013 Charity Golf Event

February 28, 2012

Beaumont, CA – KWB 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.

Both organizations seek to give back to those who have given so much for the protection of our country. 100% of the proceeds raised by the KWB Wealth Managers Group & Arrowhead Orthopaedics' 2013 Charity Golf Event will be donated to the Semper Fi Fund.

The event will be hosted at the Tuckwet Canyon Golf Club in Beaumont, CA on Friday, April 26. Check in will begin at 7 a.m.

Please contact Steve Gormley with KWB Wealth Managers Group at 909.307.8220 for more information.

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