The International Fencing Federation (FIE) is committed to enabling access to fencing for all people in all places. With that in mind, the FIE is continuing to develop its “Donate Your Fencing Gear” initiative this July at the Senior World Fencing Championships in Leipzig, Germany, by inviting athletes to bring good-quality, used equipment as a charitable donation. The FIE will collect any used gear from fencers and then redistribute it to qualified national fencing federations exhibiting a genuine need for equipment. The program’s aim is for fencers living in disadvantaged realities and challenging environments to be able to pursue their sport, unhindered by equipment and financial challenges.
As one of the activities promoting fencing on the “Road to Tokyo 2020”, the FIE is currently evaluating federation beneficiaries and is inviting them to present charitable projects and needs for equipment. The selected projects and federations will be announced at the end of June, a few weeks prior to the World Championships, and a special kiosk will be set up there to receive and process donations.
Donations at the World Championships will be collected on the 19th and 20th of July, and then distributed on the 21st and 22nd.