JANUARY 26, 2009
Helping charities, promoting fencing and attending fun events...all things Jason and I will be able to do more of thanks to our new partnership with Grand Stand Sports!
Grand Stand Sports is a company that runs silent and live auctions for charities in New York City and other locations around the country. After the $20,000 dollars that our fencing clinic raised at the Boys Town charity gala a few months back, we entered into discussions with them about making our fencing clinic a regular item for their charity auctions and now it's a reality!
They have worked with such great charities as the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the American Cancer Society and Children's Miracle Network to name a few. Our clinic will help raise funds for great causes like these as well as exposing new people to our sport!
The idea for the clinic was inspired by Michael Phelps, who offers a chance to swim with him as an item that charities can auction and then every once in awhile he conducts his clinic with the winning bidders. On our end, every other month Jason and I will conduct a fencing clinic at the Manhattan Fencing Center for the winning bidders so this works well with our busy training schedules.
If you know of any charities that would like to have a silent or live auction...it's free for the charity, and they provide the staff and set the auction up. The items offered are also more than just sporting items and they can walk a charity through their offerings.
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