Since 2013, we have led the effort to increase fencing awareness and participation in the USA.

What TURN THE LIGHT ON BY:

  • Bringing the sport of fencing and its innate life lessons to inner city and rural schools through in-school (PE) and after-school programs.

  • Sending our athlete ambassadors to share their Olympic journeys with children who have never seen a pro-athlete before.

  • Providing masks, jackets and foils to schools with minimal PE budgets who cannot afford to buy equipment for a new sport.

  • Training teachers to understand fencing and teach a full unit on the sport.

Tim has done an amazing job by trying to expand fencing in inner cities. Whenever someone wants to do that, I welcome it.
— Peter Westbrook, U.S. champion and Olympic medalist