SFF Blog: Fire Stations across America graciously host Rick Hermelin during his “100 Days for the Corps!”

April 20, 2012

"It has really been helpful knowing I have a place to stay ahead of arriving at a destination" says Rick Hermelin, a 71 year old former Marine,  who is traveling "100 Days for the Corps" across the US on an Elliptigo to raise awareness and support for the Semper Fi Fund.

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Giammalva Racquet Club Memorial Day Tennis Mix

April 20, 2012

Spring, TX - In honor of Memorial Day, Giammalva Racquet Club is hosting an annual Memorial Day Tennis Mixer on Monday, May 28th from 9:00 am -11:00 am to benefit the Semper Fi Fund. This mixer is for members and non-members of all levels of play. There are no fees to participate, but donations are

Semper Fi Fund supporter Giammalva

appreciated.
If you would like to participate in this mixer, you can go to Giammalva website and sign up, or send an email to events@giammalva.com.

Come out for tennis, food, fun and support the Semper Fi Fund!

Ingram Micro’s 19th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

April 20, 2012
Semper Fi Fund supporter Ingram Micro

Tustin, CA - Ingram Micro company is hosting its 19th Annual Charity Golf Tournament.

This annual charity tournament is to serve the needs of the community, and the people who need help. Ingram Micro considers it a privilege to serve the needs of children, the elderly, our Military members, and people facing unique challenges.

Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Semper Fi Fund. The value of the donation will be determined after the final accounting at the event. Ceremonial checks will be passed out at the event.

This event is not open to the public.

KLTV: Former Marine, 71, EliptiGo’s across the country for a cause

April 19, 2012
Rick Hermelin KLTV

By KLTV website | KLTV.com | April 19, 2012

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - For his three-month trip, Rick Hermelin packed light: two changes of clothes, a laptop computer, a sleeping bag and two GPS devices.

"The small one keeps track of where I've been," Hermelin said. "And, the big one tells me where I'm going."

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Homestead Gardens – Davisonville, MD Fundraiser

April 18, 2012

Davidsonville, Md - Homestead Gardens is once again sponsoring a fundraiser to benefit the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund. As in the past, raffle tickets will be sold for $5 each or 5 for $20 for a chance to win gift cards from local restaurants close to both Homestead Gardens locations, as well as from Homestead Gardens itself.

The fundraiser will be on May 5th and 6th in Davidsonville, Md. from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on May 12th and 13th at their Severna Park, Md. location from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

All those who contribute to the fundraiser will receive a 25% discount coupon from Homestead Gardens, good for one regularly priced item (with some exceptions).

Don't miss this great opportunity to support the Fund and win a chance to go on a shopping spree at Homestead Gardens or for a nice dinner out at one of the great local restaurants.

For additional information or if you have any questions, please contact Gladys Rodriguez at 443-607-1946 or by email.

Homestead Gardens – Severna Park, MD Fundraiser

April 18, 2012

Severna Park, Md - Homestead Gardens is once again sponsoring a fundraiser to benefit the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund. As in the past, raffle tickets will be sold for $5 each or 5 for $20 for a chance to win gift cards from local restaurants close to both Homestead Gardens locations, as well as from Homestead Gardens itself.

The fundraiser will be on May 5th and 6th in Davidsonville, Md. from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on May 12th and 13th at their Severna Park, Md. location from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

All those who contribute to the fundraiser will receive a 25% discount coupon from Homestead Gardens, good for one regularly priced item (with some exceptions).

Don't miss this great opportunity to support the Fund and win a chance to go on a shopping spree at Homestead Gardens or for a nice dinner out at one of the great local restaurants.

For additional information or if you have any questions, please contact Gladys Rodriguez at 443-607-1946 or by email.

Wedgewood Drive for Semper Fi

April 18, 2012

Fallbrook, CA - In conjunction with a special military wedding, Wedgewood Wedding & Banquet Center in Fallbrook, California will host a charity golf tournament on Memorial Day weekend. On Friday, May 25, 2012, participants will gather at the Golf Club of California and enjoy festivities that include golfing, prizes, raffles and food.

The entry fee is $100 per person, and sponsorship is available.

Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Semper Fi Fund

For further information, please call (760) 451-3711 or e-mail wedgewooddrive4semperfi@gmail.com.

Henkels & McCoy, Inc. Charity Golf Tournament

April 18, 2012

City of Industry, CA - Henkels & McCoy, Inc. is hosting their annual golf tournament on September 11, 2012. The tournament is being hosted by the company for their employees, vendors and clients.

Every year the participants play for a different charity and this year they have chosen the the Semper Fi Fund to be the beneficiary. With the tournament occurring on September 11, Henkels & McCoy, Inc. wanted to honor a military based charity to show their support for those who have given so much for their freedom.

For directions please see the Pacific Palms Resort website

For more information please contact Jean Yount at 909.517.3324.

Helping Our Heroes Golf Tournament & Dinner 2012

April 18, 2012

Farmers Branch, TX -- On Monday, September 17, 2012, the Helping Our Heroes Foundation will host the Second Annual Helping Our Heroes Golf Tournament and Dinner at Brookhaven Country Club in Farmers Branch, Texas. The tournament will include a round of golf followed by an awards dinner with special guests and camaraderie.

Proceeds from this year's event benefit the Semper Fi Fund.

Special thanks to Wells Fargo Advisors for sponsoring the event.

To register for this event please see the Helping Our Heroes Golf Tournament website.

About Helping Our Heroes Foundation:

Helping Our Heroes Foundation is a grass roots organization founded in 2011. The vision is to help those that serve so that we do not have to. These Heroes may come from the Armed Forces: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and National Guard or from our Local Police, Firemen and First Responders.

The vision is to support charities that directly support these heroes and do not have a robust fund raising operation in house. Each year the Board of Directors will select a charity to be the beneficiary of our fund raising activities. All proceeds from the funds raised - net of direct expenses - go to the selected Charity. No one receives any compensation and there are no expenses incurred for the fund raising.

Marketing materials and many of the expenses for fund raising activities are donated as in kind sponsorships. The Board of Directors appreciates your support in this endeavor. The 2012 recipient of the funds will be the Semper Fi Fund to help our injured marines, sailors and their families.

NBC33 LA: Coast to Coast for a Cause

April 18, 2012

By Matt Boudreaux | Louisiana NBC 33| NBC33TV.com | April 18, 2012

BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — There’s something about the number 100 that has Rick Hermelin on the move. The 71-year old former marine has run 100 marathons, 100 half-marathons and 100-10K races. His next challenge travel coast to coast on an ElliptiGO, a low-impact fitness bike designed to emulate the running motion, will happen in 100 days. He’s not just doing for his health. His ultimate goal is to raise $10,000 for the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund. Click on the video for the complete story. Read the rest of this entry »

Press Enterprise: Golf tournament to benefit Semper Fi Fund

April 18, 2012

By The Press Enterprise - Riverside | PE.com | April 18, 2012

KWB Wealth Managers Group and Arrowhead Orthopaedics are teaming up to sponsor a golf tournament May 4 to benefit the Semper Fi Fund.

The event has been inspired by U.S. Marine Cpl. Justin Crabbe, a native of the Inland Empire who is undergoing medical treatment and rehabilitation at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., for injuries sustained Aug. 26 in Afghanistan. Read the rest of this entry »

DVID News: Marines raise money, awareness for Semper Fi Fund

April 16, 2012

Marines take on Egg Challenge for the Semper Fi FundBy Cpl. Jennifer Pirante | Defense Video & Distribution System | DVidshub.net | April 16, 2012

SAN DIEGO — Marines and guests gathered to raise money and awareness for the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund at the Broken Yolk Café in Oceanside, Calif., April 13. Read the rest of this entry »

WDSU New Orleans: Retired Marine Crossing Country To Aid Wounded Warriors

April 16, 2012

By WDSU 6 New Orleans | WDSU.com | April 16, 2012

NEW ORLEANS -- A 71-year-old former Marine has taken to the road to help raise money for injured servicemen and women.

"Once a Marine, always a Marine, and it's just a part of who I am," Rick Hermelin said. Read the rest of this entry »

Inside NOVA: Wounded warriors work on their equine skills

April 15, 2012

By Julia Ledoux | Inside NOVA | InsideNOVA.com | April 15, 2012

NOKESVILLE, Va. -- Doctor’s appointments and medical tests were forgotten, at least temporarily, as Marines gal­loped around a horse corral Fri­day, grins wide and a competitive fire in their eyes.

As part of the Semper Fi Fund’s Jinx McCain Horsemanship Pro­gram, 10 wounded, ill or injured Marines from the Corps’ Wound­ed Warrior Regiment at Quantico Marine Corps base were selected to participate in the Wounded Warrior Cutting Horse Classic III, held at the D&M Cattle Company in Nokesville from Tuesday to Saturday.

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Heroes and supporters attend Cutting Horse Classic III, Barn Dance & BBQ

April 15, 2012

Nokesville, Va. - On Saturday, April 14, more than one hundred supporters came out to cheer on our wounded warrior riders participating in the Cutting Horse Classic III finale competition. Read the rest of this entry »