BENEFITING: FENCING IN THE SCHOOLS INC
EVENT DATE: May 07, 2013
Hope you can make it out for a special evening of Olympic Fencing and Cocktails to help fund fencing programs for 2000 students in Chicago public schools via the Fencing in the Schools program on Tuesday, May 7 at the Evanston Golf Club.
Ticket sales from the event will go to purchase equipment for the schools, train the PE teachers to teach the sport and the program includes an assembly for the kids by the US Olympic team. Suggested price for adult tickets are $100 and children's are $50 (but any amount will be acceptable) and if you can't make it, please consider donating to this great cause.
Fencing is an amazing activity for kids to learn because it is a sport that is not just based on athleticism, but also on strategic thinking and this program will helping the children to get fun and safe exercise will also benefiting from the Olympians as role models.
During the evening, Olympic Silver Medalist, E! News Special correspondent and founder of Fencing in the Schools Tim Morehouse will be doing a fencing presentation along with other members of the 2012 US Olympic Fencing team as part of this special evening. There will be opportunities for kids and adults to try fencing, Tim will be bringing his Olympic medal and the Olympians will be available for photographs.
Olympic Fencing and Cocktails Benefit
Tuesday, May 7
Cocktails at 6:00pm
Olympic Fencing Presentation 7:15pm
Evanston Golf Club
4401 Dempster Rd.
Skokie, Illinois 60076
Fencing in the Schools is an educational organization whose mission statement, “Empowering youth to achieve excellence through the sport of fencing” will be carried out by bringing the sport of fencing to schools around the country to fight childhood obesity while promoting the Olympic ideals of excellence, respect, and friendship.
It was founded in 2011 by Olympic Silver Medalist and Teach For America alum Tim Morehouse so children could have the same opportunities and benefits that he had from the sport. Fencing-in-the-Schools carries out its mission by training school teachers to teach the sport of fencing utilizing the Fencing in the Schools youth curriculum. The curriculum focuses on both the physical and mental skills of fencing, while also promoting the ideals of the Olympic movement.
The organization raises awareness for the sport and its programs by utilizing U.S. Olympic team members and Fencing-in-the-Schools Ambassadors to conduct school assemblies, give fencing clinics, appear in promotional videos, and participate in events throughout the country that help promote the mission of Fencing in the Schools.
To Learn More: www.fencingintheschools.org