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Ballin' to Benefit Semper Fi

By Brian North
Published On: Dec 17 2012 06:15:04 PM CST
Updated On: Dec 17 2012 06:15:29 PM CST
high school basketball
JACKSONVILLE -

 Northside High School will host Swansboro High School on Tuesday December 18, 2012 in conference basketball play. 100% of the net proceeds of that game will be donated to the Semper Fi Fund. In addition, Northside will be selling commemorative woodland blue camoflauge long sleeve t-shirts at the school's front office and at the game that night with the proceeds of the sales going to the Semper Fi Fund as well. The night will feature a USMC color guard unit to present the colors for the playing of the National Anthem and the Marine Corps Hymn. Admission is $5 at the door and donations will be accepted throughout the night. All are invited to attend help raise funds.
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" Who:     Northside and Swansboro basketball teams, staff and event participants.
" What:    Media availability to highlight the game and their efforts
" When:   December 18th at 4:00-10:00pm
" Where:  Northside High School, 365 Commons Dr. South, Jacksonville, NC 28541
" Web:     Semper Fi Fund: https://semperfifund.org/
             Event Page: https://semperfifund.org/updates/ballin-to-benefit-the-semper-fi-fund/
The Semper Fi Fund has awarded over 49,000 financial grants totaling more than $67 million in grants given to our servicemembers and their families.
The Semper Fi Fund (SFF) (http://www.semperfifund.org) is a nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance and quality of life solutions to Marines and Sailors, as well as members of the Army, Air Force and Coast Guard who serve in support of Marine forces, when they become injured in post 9-11 combat or training operations, or face life threatening illness or injury. Our fund provides relief to qualified service members and their families for immediate financial needs that arise during hospitalization and recovery, as well as perpetuating needs such as home modifications, customized transportation and specialized equipment.
SFF was founded by Karen Guenther, a registered nurse and spouse of an active duty Marine, who had first-hand knowledge of the challenges faced by wounded Marines and Sailors returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. She, along with a dedicated group of military spouses established Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund in May of 2004.