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For Immediate Release
Jonas Stankovich | firstname.lastname@example.org (mailto:info@
January 23, 2013
Fencers Club to Host 2nd Annual NYC High School Fencing Championship
Fencers Club, the oldest continuously existing organization in the Western Hemisphere dedicated to teaching the sport of fencing, will again open its doors to aspiring High School fencers to compete in its 2nd Annual NYC High School Fencing Championship on Sunday, March 10, 2013.
The championship, open to all high school fencers (must show valid ID), is a part of Fencers Club's mission to broaden the base of support for fencing in the United States, especially in New York City, by developing fencing-related community outreach and educational programs.
Elizabeth Cross, the club's Executive Director, described the event as a one of a kind for the New York City area. "The championship takes fencers who are part of PSAL (Public School Athletic League), and ones who are in the Independent School League and the Parochial School League, bringing them all together to fence one another." Cross explained that the entire club takes part in hosting the competition, including its elite athletes and school coaches who will be at the Championship to "coach and inspire students throughout event." The club's first High School Championship, held last year, drew fencers from schools across New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. In total, more than 120 students had the chance to compete at the club's state-of-the-
The High School Championship is one of several new initiatives that Fencers Club launched in recent years to expand the scope of fencing among youths. Fencers Club founded a Schools Partnership program, which brings fencing instruction to more than 25 public and independent schools across the Metro NYC area, reaching more than 600 students.
Fencers Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering excellence in fencing, learning, character development and community service. It has trained generations of Olympians and National Champions, including most recently Miles Chamley Watson, Nicole Ross and Nzingha Prescod, part of the U.S. Olympic Fencing Team at the London 2012 Olympic Games. It serves the New York City community with events throughout the year, including an annual day camp throughout the summer, a week-long summer camp in the Berkshires Hills in Massachusetts, as well as daily fencing classes and lessons.
For more information about the High School Championship, please contact Fencers Club via e-mail (email@example.com) or phone: 212-807-6947 (tel:212-807-