With Giving Tuesday around the corner, we wanted to share an incredible matching grant opportunity with you all to help support NWFC. One of our generous members will match up to $10,000 of your donations! Every dollar donated on Giving Tuesday through the end of the year is dedicated to our Financial Aid Program. Your donations are matched until we meet our goal!
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Announcing The Athena Project! The Athena Project is an all-new Northwest Fencing Center initiative. Designed to support women and girls in fencing, the program will bring together athletes of all ages and skill levels for an exclusive training experience. The key to this support is the creation of women-only fencing spaces that transcend age groups.
With Giving Tuesday around the corner, we wanted to share with you all how to help the future of fencing. Supporting NWFC and the entire fencing community just got easier! Thanks to a brand-new addition to our website, you can now set up recurring donations or make singular contributions with a credit or debit card.
Fall Changes There are a few changes to NWFC membership, classes, and policies for the 2023-2024 season. Read below for details on what is being changed this fall, and what you need to know. 1. What is changing this fall? Everyone enrolled in a regular class is a...
With the 2023 summer nationals coming to an end, we have many results and other accomplishments to celebrate. Our fencers earned medals, their NWFC patches, and one athlete even qualified for the world team!
Anika Kale started at NWFC at about eleven when her world was consumed by soccer, music, and robotics. A kid’s mention of fencing at a theater camp captured Anika’s imagination so completely, she could think of little else. One trial lesson later, she was hooked. Not only did she discover her sport but she found her other home, her other family, and her tribe.
Wendy Du has been fencing for four years and trains competitively in epee. She really enjoys the mental and physical aspects of the sport and it has really allowed her to grow as a person. She hopes to continue fencing lifelong and support younger generations in the fencing community. Wendy also enjoys volunteering activities and has co-founded her own non-profit organization, Beats of Bethany, to empower youth to serve the community through varying art forms.
After trying soccer and basketball, Michael Stavreff finally found the sport that he is passionate about. He has been training at NWFC since 6th grade and embraced and enjoyed every moment on the strip. Michael plans to continue practicing the sport during his college years, applying all the knowledge, discipline, hard work, and dedication he learned at NWFC.
Amelia Nason found fencing in sixth grade after trying nearly every other sport and finding she didn’t care for catching, throwing, or running. Instead, the fencing center in Beaverton with a curiously named “Pit of Despair,” which demanded an entirely different skill set, captivated her for all of middle and high school.
While watching the 2012 Olympics, Callan McLoudrey first saw fencing and was instantly hooked and knew epee was his weapon! That fall, he started in a Park District class and, by December of that year, had joined a local club – Metro Chicago Fencing. In the Fall of 2013, he committed to commuting from the suburbs to downtown Chicago to be a member at Windy City Fencing.
Diego Brown grew up in Bend, Oregon where he joined the High Desert Fencing Club when he was 11 years old. In 2019 his family moved to Portland and Diego joined Northwest Fencing Center in 2021. He plans to continue fencing epee after he graduates from Westview High School.
Finn started out as a dancer, practicing tap and Irish. After beginning high school, however, he decided to hang up his dancing shoes. At 15, during the pandemic and after watching plenty of Star Wars in his spare time, he wanted to have a go at fencing. After meeting Coach Michael and Coach Will, and learning how to wield his first epee, he was hooked and has enjoyed learning the art and skill of fencing ever since.
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