The expenses of an individual fencer are numerous and there’s no “team fund” to help out. All expenses to participate in the sport are borne by the fencer and their family, or via fundraisers, unless they are lucky enough to be sponsored in some way.
Some of those many expenses include airfare or other transportation to national and international tournaments, lodging, food while away from home, ongoing training, equipment, clothing, tournament fees, membership fees, specialized classes, camps or clinics, and well, the list goes on and on. Even with working, the demands of training and being away at competitions make it difficult for many young people to afford to fence at this level without the assistance of their communities.
Donations are always needed and much appreciated! Thank you for your generous support!
If you are interested in being a sponsor, please email Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org