Two Years to London Olympics Celebration: “The Olympics Are Like Chronicles of Narnia”

Along with my fellow fencing Olympic teammates Keeth Smart, Erinn Smart and Susie Paxton we attended a celebration held by the British Consulate on the HMS Albion docked at NYC.

On hand were numerous Olympians, dignitaries and others to celebrate the half-way point to the next Summer Olympic Games!

You can check out the article here:
http://ukinusa.fco.gov.uk/en/about-us/other-locations/ny/news/hms-albion/

And, my interview where I compared the Olympics to the Chronicles of Narnia…

New York Word Cup of Fencing (Press Release)

Was just sent this from Liz Cross, the executive director of Fencers Club. -Tim

For Immediate Release: (MAY 24, 2010, NEW YORK CITY)

From June 18 to June 20, 2010, New York City and Fencers Club, along with the US Fencing Association, will host a Fencing World Cup at The Marriott New York at the Brooklyn Bridge. Fencers Club is the designated host club for this World Cup event, and is working to create a spectacular experience for athletes and spectators to welcome the World Cup back to New York City for the first time since 2004.

Among those competing will be two-time Olympic gold medalist Mariel Zagunis of the United States and three-time Olympic gold medalist Valentina Vezzali of Italy. Notable New York-based fencers include Tim Morehouse and Jason Rogers, 2008 Olympic Silver Medalists, Nzingha Prescod, two-time cadet world champion, and many other Senior National Team members. Athletes in men’s saber, women’s saber, and women’s foil from over 20 countries will be competing in one of the last international events before November’s World Championships in Paris.

Fencing is a fast-paced and exciting sport which requires a unique blend of athleticism, tactics, and focus. There are three weapons – saber, foil, and epee –all of which have unique pacing and strategies. Fencers are known to be some of the most well-rounded athletes. Fencers Club has sent its athletes to some of the best colleges and universities in the country, and Sports Illustrated named the US Fencing delegation to the 2008 Beijing Olympics the “Brainiest Team.” Fencing has a particularly distinguished and successful record in the New York community –the six Beijing medalists from New York were all fencers.

Fencers Club is a nonprofit organization founded in 1883. Fencers Club has a long history of developing talented international-level athletes while also providing a number of fencing- and academic- related community service programs throughout the city.

All spectators are welcome free of charge. Commentators will be Keeth Smart, Silver Medalist in Sabre and Erinn Smart, Silver Medalist in Foil from the 2008 Beijing Games.

For more information about the World Cup or about Fencers Club, please contact:
Elizabeth Cross
Executive Director

En Garde For Charity! (AN EVENT INVITATION) An Evening with Olympians and Fencing Photography to Support The Charity Right To Play

This invite is on behalf of Fencing Olympians (Keeth Smart, Cliff Bayer, Jason Rogers, Peter Devine, Tim Morehouse and Erinn Smart) and fellow benefit committee members (Jackie Astier, Scott Buccheit, Sam Hamadeh, Linda Rizk, Matt Snatnick, David Clay, Wendy Doyle and Dana Sydney) for a special evening with them in support of the charity Right To Play at the Barneys Penthouse in NYC on May 13th from 6:30-830pm.

We’ll be displaying and auctioning exclusive fencing photographs from sports and fashion luminaries Nigel Barker, Howard Schatz, David Burnett, Phillip Moy, Patrick McMullan, Serge Timacheff, Chiun-Kai Shih, Joe McNally and Gigi Stoll with all proceeds going to charity.   Right To Play is an international humanitarian organization that uses the power of sport and play to create a healthier, safer environment for children in some of the most disadvantaged communities in the world. Right To Play’s work is supported by over 300 world class athletes, including Jason and Tim, who raise funds and awareness for our programs in 23 countries.

Tickets are $150 and the evening includes cocktails, hors d’ouevres, plenty of Olympic spirit, amazing photography and a few fun surprises!

TO RSVP and Purchase Tickets Contact: Jay stirling, development officer
o: 646.649.9191
E: jstirling@righttoplayusa.org
More Info: http://righttoplay.akaraisin.com/Common/Event/Home.aspx?seid=3115&mid=8&se=1

Please feel free to reach out to me as well with any questions or media inquiries. We NEED YOUR HELP to support this tremendous organization!

Tim
Email: tim@timmorehouse.com

En Garde For Charity: A Special Night For Fencing And Right To Play at the Barneys Penthouse in NYC

Olympic Fencers are teaming up for a very special photo exhibit and auction to support the charity Right To Play on May 13th, 2010 at the Barneys Penthouse in NYC!

Olympians Cliff Bayer (’96 ’00), Keeth Smart (’00,’04’08), Peter Devine (’96), Erinn Smart (’00,’04,’08), Jason Rogers (’04 ’08) and Tim Morehouse (’08) along with fellow Benefit Committee members Scott Buccheit, Jackie Astier, David Clay, Linda Rizk, Matt Snatnick, Sam Hamadeh, Wendy Doyle and Dana Sydney invite you join us as we get, “En Garde For Charity”.

We will have exclusive never-before-seen photographs of fencing from famed photographers Nigel Barker and Howard Schatz, some of the best works from Serge Timacheff and pictures seen in the media throughout the years by great photographers including David Burnett, Joe McNally, Gigi Stoll, Chiun-Kai Shih, Phillip Moy and Patrick McMullan.   

There will of course be cocktails, hors d’oeuvre, great media coverage and plenty of fun surprises!

Tickets are $150 and space is limited.
http://righttoplay.akaraisin.com/Common/Event/Home.aspx?seid=3115&mid=8

Watch Keeth and Erinn Smart on Showtime this weekend!

Keeth and Erinn SmartOne of the great stories of the past two Olympic Games, brother and sister fencer’s Keeth and Erinn Smart, will be told this weekend on ShowTime at 7pm. (Check your local listings)

Spread the word!

Craig Harkins of www.fencing.net has a great write up on the story of how this came to be and almost didn’t! (http://www.fencing.net/news/us-fencing/keeth-and-erinn-smart-%11-the-story-almost-not-told.html)

Keeth and Erinn Smart – The Story Almost Not Told
In 2008, the film crew for Bud Greenspan Presents: America’s Olympic Glory, was in Beijing at the fencing venue, this time hoping to capture a story of redemption for Sada Jacobson as she tried to move from Athens Bronze to Beijing Gold. (READ MORE)

What they ended up with was a story of redemption and hope, but from a somewhat unexpected corner.