OLYMPIC DAY 2016: FENCING EXTRAVAGANZA

Introducing fencing, one of only five sports that have been featured in every modern Olympic Games since 1896.

Date/Time: Saturday, June 25th, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Location: Monmouth Mall – inside, Mid-level promenade, in front of Macy’s

Schedule:

 Opening: Reading of the Olympic Day Proclamation

 MC: Fraser Ward, former British National Saber Team fencer and coach at the Atlantic Fencing Academy

 Demonstrations every half hour:

-Fencing fundamentals in group classes

-Epee, foil and saber bouts by fencers of the Atlantic Fencing Academy on Olympic-size fencing strips with electric scoring machine and official referee.

 Active participation of visitors: fun, protective fencing kits to try swashbuckling Fencing, a sport for body and mind, is sometimes called “physical chess.” It is one of only five sports that have been featured in every modern Olympic Games since 1896. It is an individual sport that can be enjoyed by all ages, an important high school varsity sport here in New Jersey and an NCAA Varsity sport.

“We are very excited to take part in Olympic Day and inspire kids in our community,” said Agota Balot, owner and manager of the Atlantic Fencing Academy. “Our coaching staff has deeply valued connections to the Olympic Games, and we are proud to support the Olympic movement. We encourage children to get active, engage in our sport and aim for excellence.”

Olympic Day, created in 1948 to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games and celebrated in more than 160 countries, focuses on Olympic values such as fair play, perseverance, respect and sportsmanship. The Atlantic Fencing Academy’s celebration is one of more than 1200 events taking place nationwide in the month of June. The event is designed to promote the ideals of the Olympic movement, give young people the opportunity to interact with Olympic athletes, and provide fun learning.

https://www.olympic.org/olympic-day

http://www.teamusa.org/About-the-USOC/In-the-Community/Olympic-Day.asp