SEMPER FI FUND TEAMS WITH U.S. OLYMPIC COMMITTEE MILITARY PROGRAM FOR FIRST-EVER MULTI-SPORT ENDURANCE CAMP

Injured Service Members Overcome Physical Limitations With Help from Seasoned Pros and Experts

 

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (September 8, 2015) More than two dozen members of Team Semper Fi and Team America’s Fund are heading to Colorado Springs Sep. 10-12 for the first-ever Semper Fi Fund United States Olympic Committee Military Program (USOC) Multi-Sport Endurance Camp.

 

Top-tier instructors will hone the athletic skills of 25 service members in challenging events including biathlon, triathlon, strength & conditioning and track & field. The Endurance Camp will provide a powerful example of how spirit and determination can overcome physical  limitation—even as it improves participants’ skills and helps build friendships.

 

Over the course of the three-day camp, athletes will participate in seminars and hands-on clinics led by seasoned pros and experts including former NFL linebacker David Vebora, founder of The Adaptive Training Foundation. Service members will also have the opportunity to share their experiences facing injury or illness and discuss how sports have impacted and assisted their recovery.

 

“Each sport challenges the athlete’s mind, body and spirit to overcome athletic and physical challenges,” said Team Semper Fi and Team America’s Fund Senior Manager Casey Fisher. “Participating in these events is a great way to aid in the recovery process as they return home and continue their involvement in each sport.”

 

Team Semper Fi and Team America’s Fund are made up of service members and veterans who are overcoming significant challenges after facing injury or critical illness while in service to our country. The Semper Fi Fund provides these programs to wounded, critically ill and injured service members and their families as part of an overall support system that includes direct financial assistance, emotional support and recuperative sports programs.

 

SERVICE MEMBERS ARE AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS THURSDAY AND FRIDAY

 

For all media inquiries please contact Alicia Sellitti, alicia.sellitti@semperfifund.org, 917-822-9010 or Beth Bourgeois, U.S. Paralympics, at beth.bourgeois@usoc.org or 719-866-2039.

 

Olympic Training Center, 1 Olympic Plaza; Colorado Springs, CO 80909

 

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About the Semper Fi Fund and America’s Fund
Semper Fi Fund and America’s Fund 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.