March 18, 2016

Team Semper Fi Members Recover Through Sport, Learn to Surf and Stand-Up Paddleboard


WHAT: This weekend, 25 injured veterans of Team Semper Fi (TSF) will hit the beach for the Semper Fi Fund Surf and Paddleboard Camp, where they’ll hone their water skills and learn from the pros at Waves of Impact. Over the course of three days, these athletes will learn more than just how to catch a wave: they’ll take home lessons that will help them navigate their recoveries, and life-long bonds with fellow teammates.     

WHEN: Friday, March 18 - Sunday, March 20

WHERE: Camp Pendleton, Churches surf spot (just north of Power Plant) and Dana Point Harbor

WHY: Waves of Impact believes that water sports can help to reduce anxiety and stress, and seeks to spread this experience through free surf camps for those with special challenges, including children and injured service members.  This is the first camp offered in conjunction with the Semper Fi Fund.

For additional information and to schedule interviews please contact Alicia Sellitti, [email protected], 917-822-9010.

About Semper Fi Fund

Semper Fi Fund and the America's Fund program provide urgently needed resources and lifetime support for wounded, critically ill and injured members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. Case managers from the Semper Fi Fund and America’s Fund work one-on-one with service members and veterans in order to understand and support their individual needs right now and throughout their lifetime. We keep our overhead low so our impact on the lives of service members and veterans is greater and we are one of only three veteran charities to receive an "A+" rating from The American Institute of Philanthropy, and a four-star rating from Charity Navigator.