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  • $1,025 RAISED OF $3,000 GOAL


  • Anonymous $500
  • Molly Cavanaugh $25
  • Mary Douglas $100
  • Joshua Sivey $100
  • Ben Rubinstein $50
  • Christopher Gertiser $50
  • Patrick Widmann $100
  • Stephen Cheaney $50
  • Christopher Walsh $50

Support the MSU Fencing Club

Michigan State University Fencing Club is a club sport that is open to all MSU students, regardless of their background in the sport. Throughout the year, our club participates in multiple tournaments across the Midwest; participation is paid for by both the club and the individual fencers. But there are two larger tournaments that happen at the end of the spring semester that cost significantly more than most tournaments. These tournaments are the Midwestern Fencing Conference (MFC) and the College Fencing Championship (CFC). This is our main focus for this donation project, and we need your help in order to hopefully go. Because of COVID-19, most tournaments have been cancelled, and fencing has ceased for now, but we hope that the world will turn back to normal, and if so, that we will be able to fence and fence in tournaments again.

MSU Fencing Club photoBecause we are a club sport, we do not receive much money from the university, and it is up to us to raise the funds in order to get our dedicated fencers to these tournaments. Our club does our best to supply our members with sufficient equipment to utilize when training and learning this sport. But sadly, fencing is a sport that requires a lot of money for new equipment, repairs, and club events, so most of the money we raise individually goes toward that. With all the money that is put into running a club, it leaves us with not a lot to work with to help out with tournaments, especially ones as expensive as the MFC and CFC tournaments. 

Support the MSU Fencing Club!

All donations will go directly to maintaining the club, and to funding these two large tournaments.  This fundraiser will help us cover the tournament fees and all the expenses that are involved in traveling and lodging. These are huge tournaments that our fencers look forward to every year, and we need your help to allow us to compete. Also, these funds will help us maintain and keep our club going, once COVID-19 ceases, and fencing can safely resume.

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Make a Gift by Mail:

University Advancement
Spartan Way
535 Chestnut Road, Room 300
East Lansing, MI 48824

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