Paralympics Games at Rio 2016

Join us September 7th-18th, 2016 as we cheer on six of our service members who are participating in the 2016 Summer Paralympics!  This major international multi-sport event for athletes with disabilities is governed by the International Paralympic Committee, and will be held in Rio de JaneiroBrazil.

Opening ceremonies will take place on the evening of September 7th.  The games will follow with 23 sports and more than 60 countries being represented! Check out the competition schedule HERE. Follow and celebrate our athletes and their accomplishments on Semper Fi Fund’s FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Semper Fi Fund is proud to have five of these elite athletes on Team Semper Fi and Team America’s Fund which promotes “Recovery Through Sport”. They’ve participated in a number of Semper Fi Fund events and camps which helped to prepare them for competition and represent the USA at the Paralympics. The Semper Fi Fund’s lifetime commitment to the whole individual includes families.  We understand what it means to these athletes to have their families in attendance for support, and how important it is for their families to see them thrive.  It is our privilege to provide travel and lodging grants for the families of our athletes participating in the Paralympics Games at Rio, ensuring that they will have the opportunity to celebrate their accomplishments with their loved ones.  To learn more about Team Semper Fi and Team America’s Fund, click HERE.

U.S. Marine staff sergeant overcomes injuries to qualify for Paralympic Games HERE.