Hooked on Fencing is embarking on a club renovation project this summer, and we need your help. The wooden floor at the club has served us well for the past 10 years, but it has taken a beating from years of fencing, and is beginning to weaken in places and come apart in others. It is time for an upgrade. One of our high school fencers, Scott Maurer, has generously given his time to plan and organize this renovation effort as a part of his Eagle Scout service project. The goal is to repair the floor and construct a new layer that will last for many years to come. Funds permitting, this project will also involve converting more of our ungrounded strips into grounded, metal strips. In order to achieve these objectives, we need your assistance..
The first way you can help is by contributing to our fundraising goals; the more money raised, the more fully we will be able to meet the goals of the project. The top priority is repairing and constructing the wooden fencing floor. The cost of the new floor/paint/materials will come to around $5000. Additional money raised will be put towards laying down new grounded strips at the club. Each grounded strip costs approximately a thousand dollars. The more we raise, the more we can improve the club. Additionally, all donations up to $4500 will be matched by a very generous anonymous donor.
The second way you can help is by donating your time or expertise to the project. While Scott is planning and organizing the renovation, it will take several days and require dozens of man-hours to complete. The work will take place between Friday, August 4th, and Tuesday, August 8th, and involve preparation, construction, and lots of painting. If you are willing to volunteer your time, it will make the work much more manageable. As the date gets nearer, we will provide signups and more information about how you can volunteer..
For years, Hooked on Fencing has boasted the best fencing facility in northern Ohio, in no small part due to the generosity, hard work, and support of our members. With your help, we can continue to pursue our goal of being the best fencing club we can possibly be. If you are willing and able to make a financial contribution of any amount, you can use the enclosed form or visit hookedonfencing.org/donate. Your support is truly appreciated. We look forward to serving this community for many years to come.
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Nick Arlington, Coach