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Is Your Fencing Club on Point? Apply to Become a 2022 Club of Excellence

06/02/2022, 10:15am CDT
By Bryan Wendell

Applications are now open to become a 2022 Club of Excellence — an honor that recognizes standout fencing clubs doing great work in one of six categories.

All fencing clubs are excellent. But each year, only a select few become Clubs of Excellence.

The USA Fencing Club of Excellence Program began in 2015 as a way to honor the outstanding work being done at the grassroots level to grow and sustain fencing. The program is an acknowledgment that fencing clubs are the heartbeat of our sport and that every successful fencing journey begins when a fencer opens the door to their local club for the first time.

To date, the Club of Excellence Program has recognized 25 clubs that have worked creatively to develop youth fencers, promote an inclusive environment, market their club, serve the local community and keep their members safe.

Clubs that are selected as Clubs of Excellence receive an impressive banner to display at their club, 30% off their club renewal fee for the following season, and a shoutout on the USA Fencing website and social media channels.

Think your club deserves special recognition? Applications are open now through July 15, 2022, for Club of Excellence Honors in these six categories:

  • Youth Programming
  • Marketing and Communication
  • Membership Programming
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • FenceSafe Education
  • Community Outreach

You can read about last year’s winners and begin your application by visiting this page. Good luck!

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