Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Fence Buffalo!

I have been inspired by Squash Haven at Yale to start a similar program in Buffalo, NY that teaches inner city youth the sport of fencing.
Let's call it FENCE BUFFALO!

This could be similar to the youth fencing program I started in Baton Rouge at the AC Lewis YMCA.
This group of young fencers started at the YMCA in the fall of 2008.  I handed the program off to another instructor when I left Baton Rouge in 2011.  It's a wonderful feeling to expose youngsters to a lifetime sport such as fencing that they may not have otherwise been able to experience.  The kids had a blast!

Me and the kids - AC Lewis YMCA Youth Fencing Program in Baton Rouge, LA
Fencing at the Rose Condon Memorial Tournament in Shreveport, LA
Me teaching the kids at the YMCA class in Baton Rouge.

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