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En Garde! Fencing coming to NYC Schools

Posted at 2:10 PM, Mar 11, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-11 14:10:18-04

Fencing is coming to a school near year–that’s if Olympic silver medalist Tim Morehouse has anything to do with it.  He’s kicking off the fencing-in-the-schools initiative which aims to increase awareness for the sport of fencing and highlight the sport as a great fitness alternative to combat childhood obesity in America’s youth.  

PIX11 reporter Lisa Mateo raised her sabre to bring awareness to this program.  The initiative will launch with a pilot program for 1,800 students at six schools in East and West Harlem.  There will be a  special fundraising event held at the Baryshnikov Arts Center (450 West 37th Street, NYC) on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13 at 7:00pm.