Fairfield Fencers Raise Money For Sandy Relief

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From left: Saturday's tournament winners Alexander Turoff, Matt Love and George Whiteside pose with Fairfield Fencing Academy Director Jim Roberts.
From left: Saturday's tournament winners Alexander Turoff, Matt Love and George Whiteside pose with Fairfield Fencing Academy Director Jim Roberts. Photo Credit: Contributed
The competitors in Saturday's tournament take a photo with Operation Hope Executive Director Carla Miklos at the Fairfield Fencing Academy.
The competitors in Saturday's tournament take a photo with Operation Hope Executive Director Carla Miklos at the Fairfield Fencing Academy. Photo Credit: Contributed

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – A group of athletes competed at the Fairfield Fencing Academy to raise more than $3,400 for Operation Hope’s Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

“We wanted to help those in our community who suffered during this devastating storm,” Jim Roberts, director of the Fencing Academy, said in a news release. “Operation Hope helped them a great deal and feeds and houses people in need each day.”

The academy hosted an all-ages tournament Saturday with competitions in the epee and foil divisions. Roberts donated the tournament’s entry fees and money collected in a raffle to a Fairfield-based food pantry and homeless shelter.

The donation drive will continue, the academy said. The Fairfield Fencing Academy will give a free lesson to anyone who donates $25 to Operation Hope through the end of January.

The Fairfield Fencing Academy is located in Sportsplex Fairfield at 85 Mill Plain Road. For more information, visit the academy’s website.

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