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U.S. Fencing Foundation Thanks These Gold Sponsors for Inaugural Fundraising Gala

05/02/2023, 10:15am CDT
By USA Fencing

The U.S. Fencing Foundation is pleased to recognize two Gold Sponsors of its inaugural fundraising gala: Robert Zagunis OLY and Radical Fencing.

NEW YORK, N.Y. – The U.S. Fencing Foundation is pleased to recognize two Gold Sponsors of its inaugural fundraising gala, "The Fencing Foundation Fête”: Robert Zagunis OLY, trustee and president of the Foundation, and Radical Fencing, outfitter of several Olympic fencers and innovator in fencing gear. The event will take place on Thursday, May 4, 2023, at the prestigious Yale Club in New York City.

Zagunis, a 1976 Olympian in rowing and a Life member of both USA Fencing and USRowing, is a well-known philanthropist, community leader and sports enthusiast. He currently serves as the managing member of Keturi LLC — a private investment entity, and is a trustee and president of the Japanese Garden Society of Portland.

“I am proud to support the U.S. Fencing Foundation gala,” Zagunis says. “I look forward to celebrating this sport’s rich history — as well as its bright future — in such an iconic location in New York City.”

Radical Fencing develops revolutionary patent-pending products with advanced materials for fencers. The company’s goal is to incorporate into its designs better technology, value and a closer brand relationship. Radical Fencing manufactures products using high-end materials and eco-friendly practices under strict U.S. and/or E.U. standards. Based in NYC, Radical Fencing's founder, Philippe Bennett, a national and international fencer, seeks to inspire the creation of new, reliable and beautifully designed products to continue fencing's legacy.

“For well over 140 years, NYC has been our country’s fencing capital,” Bennett says. “It’s now emerging as one of the world’s top fencing training centers. Radical Fencing is a proud part of this fencing community and greatly appreciates the opportunity to support USA Fencing in celebrating NYC’s fencing history.”

The Fencing Foundation Fête is aimed at celebrating the rich history of fencing in New York City, the tri-state area and far beyond. The event will feature a live auction and appeal, as well as a special award ceremony. The award will recognize an individual in the fencing community for their philanthropic contribution, active involvement and engagement of the sport, and admirable character which each fencer aspires to achieve.

The U.S. Fencing Foundation encourages anyone from Olympic and Paralympic fencing fans, to parents, to athletes themselves to join Robert Zagunis and Radical Fencing in supporting this noble cause.

Further event details and more information on the Foundation can be found on the USA Fencing website.

About the U.S. Fencing Foundation

The United States Fencing Foundation (USFF) is a 509(a)(1) nongovernmental nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the pursuit of excellence for fencers at all levels across the sport. As the fundraising arm of USA Fencing (USAF), the USFF generates philanthropic support to empower those just learning to fence, to U.S. Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls, to veterans of the sport.

By providing funds to teams, athletes and programs, the U.S. Fencing Foundation supports USA Fencing as they work to build champions and create a legacy for future generations of fencers.

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