When: Sunday, Nov. 4th - one week before Veterans Day
Registration Closes at 1:00 PM: please plan to arrive at least half an hour earlier!
Start Time: 1:30 PM (note the time change from Daylight Savings)
Where: Fencers Club, 229 W. 28th St. 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10001
For a list of our Fundraisers to support, please scroll down to the bottom of this page!
Since 2013, the Fencers Club Veterans On Guard Military Fencing Program has served more than 250 Veterans and Active Duty personnel throughout the NYC Metro area. In partnership with the U.S. Olympic Committee, U.S. Paralympics and the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, we provide a comprehensive fencing program to Veterans, including training, uniforms and equipment, and competition opportunities--all free of charge.
We are asking our community members to rally their friends, family, and networks to support our Veterans On Guard Military Fencing Program through our "Salute Our Soldiers" team fencing and fundraising challenge. By becoming a fundraiser for Fencers Club, you will help us reach and impact more Military Veterans, and you'll help your friends feel good about doing good. 100% of the proceeds of this campaign will go directly to supporting our Veterans On Guard Program.
Participating in our fundraiser is easy to do, and it's fun! We'll even give you all the tools you'll need to make a difference. With your help, we can further our goal of promoting physical fitness and emotional well-being in the active duty and honorably discharged Military Veteran population in NYC and beyond!
Please visit Fencers Club's Veterans On Guard Military Fencing Program page for more information about this unique program.
This will be a team competition event. There will be 8 teams with 3 fencers on each team for a total of 24 competitors. The 3 fencers on each team will consist of 1 team captain from our elite Fencers Club epee fencers including previous and current World Team members, 1 veteran epee fencer (ages 40+), and 1 Military Veteran epee fencer from our Military Veterans On Guard Program.
We will start from a tableau of 8 and have a repechage fence-off for each place. This will give everyone an equal chance to fence and compete in the same number of bouts in a friendly, yet heated, team competition. This will give our Military Veterans exposure to an official team competition format, to fence and be coached by world-class and highly experienced fencers, and a fun way to spend Veterans Day!