“Recovery Through Sport”
Made up of more than 50 service members who qualify for our assistance, Team America’s Fund is the rehabilitative sports program of the America’s Fund Program, which along with Team Semper Fi make up the Peter Murphy Semper Fi Fund Sports Program. Team America’s Fund is an extension of the assistance we provide.
Members of Team America’s Fund at the 2013 Army Marathon.
The idea for Team America’s Fund was inspired by those wounded Veterans who refused to let their challenges prevent them from competing in athletic events, and whose drive and determination was inspirational to us all.
Working in close coordination with Team Semper Fi, Team America’s Fund is made up of servicemen and women who have overcome significant challenges in their service to our country, and have embraced the fighting, athletic spirit on their road to recovery. They are an inspiration to us all but, more importantly, they are an inspiration to their fellow service members who are also traveling down the road to recovery.
We provide our team with coaches, specialized sporting equipment, entry fees, and travel expenses to athletic events. Team members are also given the opportunity to receive high-level training from former and current Olympic and Paralympic athletes through a partnership with U.S. Paralympics! Grant funding for this program is awarded by U.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee, through funding provided by Veterans Affairs. The grants are provided to facilitate the growth of Paralympic-sport programming for disabled Veterans and disabled members of the Armed Forces.
Rico Roman, U.S. Paralympic star, helps open 2014 Warrior Games presented by Deloitte
BY SCOTTIE BIBB | SEPT. 28, 2014, 10:30 P.M. (ET) | Link to Article
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Paralympic gold medalist and retired Army Staff Sergeant Rico Roman — alongside fellow Paralympic teammate and retired Marine Corps Corporal Paul Schaus — lit the cauldron to kick off the fifth annual Warrior Games presented by Deloitte at the Olympic Training Center today in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Read the rest of this article…
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Semper Fi Fund Supports Service Members and Families at 2014 Warrior Games!
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – Every year, thousands of injured, ill and wounded service members vie for just 200 coveted slots in the annual Warrior Games, a six-day, Paralympic-style competition for the five branches of the military. Next week, the exceptional athletes who made the cut for the 2014 games will go head to head in seven different sports starting September 28 and running through October 4. Thanks to the Semper Fi Fund, their friends and family will be at the games to cheer them on. Read the rest of this article…
Horsemanship offers veterans relief from the traumas of combat.
In 2002, Chris Lowe was a teenager from a small Texas town, a 19-year-old community college student with an ambition to serve his country. Following a family tradition of military service, he enlisted in the U.S. Marines. Two years later, he was in Iraq, on a combat deployment in the chaotic hotbed of Fallujah, providing security for an explosives disposal team, when an enemy mortar exploded just feet away from him. Only luck saved his life. Read the rest of this article…
Team Semper Fi and Team America’s Fund Athletes Saddle Up For Cowboy Challenge
Injured and Ill Athletes Go Head-to Head in the Annual Horseman Competition
Escondido, CA – For the fifth year in a row, the injured athletes of Team Semper Fi and Team America’s Fund are saddling up for an incredible challenge. Ten veteran and active duty service members, some of them amputees, will learn the skills to become cowboys, then go head-to-head in the ring–and they have just three days to do it. Read the rest of the article…