USA Fencing is pleased to honor clubs around the country that have exemplified excellence to their membership and our sport. Recognizing clubs that work creatively to attract new fencers to our sport while retaining long-time members is a priority to USA Fencing.
Without the efforts of local clubs, stability and growth in the sport would not be possible. Your hard work, dedication, volunteerism and pride are genuinely appreciated. In addition, providing a platform to share best practices with every club will serve a role in growing the sport across the country.
Recognition Program Categories
Do your members love your club? If so, we encourage your club to apply for this award. Member recruitment, retention and programming dedicated to creating a positive culture are all part of the evaluation.
Is your club committed to diversity and inclusion? This category celebrates those clubs who have had significant success in designing programs for people with disabilities, female fencers, economically disadvantaged fencers and any other underrepresented group.
Clubs who excel in recruiting and retaining fencers under the age of 18 should apply. This recognizes clubs who create a positive environment that young people want to participate, regardless of their fencing ability.
Are you proud of your website? Do you utilize social media with great results? Have you found ways to promote the sport and your club in your community? If so, this is the category for you!
Application deadline is July 15, 2019. Winners announced at the beginning of the 2019-20 season.
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