Thundercat Meets Olympic Fencers

Olympic Fencers Tim Morehouse, Daryl Homer, and Jeff Spear came to Chicago this week to promote Fencing in the Schools, a non-profit foundation that is working hard to bring fencing programs to elementary and middle school students in inner-city schools in New York and Chicago.

Skyler Jackim, co-captain of the Thundercats women’s fencing team, attended a fundraiser at the Evanston Golf Club to hear Tim Morehouse speak and to watch Jeff Spear and Daryl Homer fence a 15 point sabre bout.   The event raised over $14,000 to help buy fencing equipment and train PE teachers on how to teach fencing in Chicago schools.

Tim Morehouse, Olympic Silver Medal winner with Skyler Jackim

Tim Morehouse, Olympic Silver Medal winner with Skyler Jackim

Olympic fencer Jeff Spear, Skyler Jackim, and Olympic fencer Daryl Homer

Olympic fencer Jeff Spear (currently ranked No. 2 in the US), Skyler Jackim, and Olympic fencer Daryl Homer (currently ranked No. 1 i in the US)