The Premier Greatest Largest Epee Club in Greater Cleveland
We are a nonprofit corporation dedicated to introducing the great sport of fencing to as many people as possible. We believe that once tried, many children and young adults will become Hooked On Fencing. Additionally, HOF shall champion the virtues of sobriety and drug free living through teamwork, camaraderie, and goal setting, bringing the fun and exciting sport of fencing to the people of Greater Cleveland.
Our Mission Statement
Hooked On Fencing (HOF) is a nonprofit organization operated by a Board of Directors. Its main goal is to introduce the great sport of fencing to as many young people as possible. We believe that once tried, many children and young adults will become Hooked On Fencing. Additionally, HOF shall champion the virtues of sobriety and drug free living through teamwork, camaraderie, and goal setting.Hooked on Fencing Goals:
- Expose all interested youth to the sport of Fencing;
- Reinforce the Anti Drug/Alcohol Message;
- Expose youth to people of different cultures;
- Create an environment where children of all ages can develop creative thinking skills as well as physically fit bodies.
This love of the game, and devotion to the sport has steered many young people in the right direction. All donations made to the organization shall be dedicated to this goal.
Behind the scenes
October We move into our own home in North Royalton
March 21 Hooked on Fencing wins the Bowling Green Team Cup.
March 7 Hooked on Fencing wins the Arnold Fencing Classic Open Epee Championship.
February 11 HoF gets its 4th electric strip.
October 20 HoF is debt free (at least for a little while).
February 5 One Touch Tournament, Winner Rickie Glowacki,
December 19 Christmas Tournament. Winner Ryan Badorrek.
April 10 Our first tournament. One Touch. Winner Matt Young.
October 18 HoF's first practice.
October 10 Our 1st location, St. Clarence Church, North Olmsted, Ohio.
September 10 Hooked on Fencing receives its 501c(3) charitable status.
September 8 The 1st tournament win for a HoF Fencer. Walt Dragonetti at the Oberlin Mixed Open.
May 11 We become an official United States Fencing Association Club.
May 10 Hooked on Fencing, Inc. is incorporated.
September 27 Hooked on Fencing is conceived.