Olympic Medalist Fencer Tim Morehouse at Barnes and Noble Union Square Jan. 12 (START TIME:2pm)

MEDIA RELEASE

Contact: Alan Miller AMPR  718-317-8745   alanmillerpr@aol.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OLYMPIANS TO GIVE FREE FENCING DEMONSTRATION AT UNION SQUARE BARNES & NOBLE

-         2008 Olympic silver medalist Tim Morehouse will be joined by fellow Olympic Team members for free fencing demonstration and book signing -

2008 Olympic silver medalist Tim Morehouse and Olympic Fencing Team members will host a book signing and free live fencing demonstration at Barnes & Noble in Union Square (33 East 17th Street NYC) on Saturday, Jan. 12 Start time is 2 p.m.

Featured will be Morehouse’s fast-paced memoir “American Fencer: Modern Lessons from an Ancient Sport”. Written with best-selling author Garth Sundem, Morehouse describes his life’s inspiring trajectory from a rough New York City neighborhood to the Olympic podium.

Morehouse, a two-time national fencing champion, will be joined by Olympians Daryl Homer, Keeth Smart and Dagmara Wozniak for live fencing demonstrations and to share inspirational stories from their Olympic journeys.

The event is free and open to the public. Those purchasing American Fencer at the Union Square store or online at www.barnesandnoble.com will receive priority seating at the event.

New York City native, Morehouse is an Olympic silver medalist in fencing (2008), three-time Olympic Team Member (2004, 2008, 2012) two-time individual U.S. National Champion (2010, 2011), seven-time World Cup medalist and the top-ranked United States men’s saber fencer from 2008-11. He recently returned from the 2012 Olympic Summer Games in London, England, where he finished in the top-8 in both the individual and team men’s saber events.

Morehouse recently founded the Fencing in the Schools Foundation (www.fencingintheschools.org), which will launch pilot programs in six Harlem schools in March, 2013. Approximately 2,000 children are scheduled to participate, making it the largest introductory fencing program in the U.S.

Well known for promoting the sport of fencing, Morehouse produces Fencing Masters, the largest fencing spectator tournament in the country. He works tirelessly to publicize the sport he loves, and even taught President Barack Obama to fence on the White House lawn!

A veteran presenter, Morehouse has spoken to more than 40,000 students across the U.S. since 2008 and has been the keynote speaker for companies such as Blackrock, Habitat for Humanity, Google, British Petrolium (BP), Hugo Boss, AmeriCorps and Ameriprise.

For more information about the event, please contact Alan Miller/AMPR at 718-317-8745 or alanmillerpr@aol.com.

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To attend: Please RSVP to info@fencingintheschools.com

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