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April 30, 2013

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BCF students practicing for the upcoming tournament.

On Monday, May 6 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) will be hosting its first official Fencing Tournament. BCF began offering fencing classes during the Fall 2012 semester taught by Glen Richards who is the Assistant Warden at Okaloosa Correctional Institution and father of BCF student Cole Richards. Richards volunteers his time to teach the Olympic sport and loves investing in the lives of the BCF students.

Historically, fencing was one of the earliest international competitive sports in which many universities and colleges participated. Currently, the United States holds several university level competitions and students can compete internationally as a team or individually. In some areas, fencing is referred to as an aristocrats' duel, Olympic sport, or simply a way of training character, fortitude, and discipline.

BCF Fencing Team members have learned many techniques and unique skills over the past year. They are looking forward to the tournament where they can demonstrate all that they have learned while competing at a fun event for everyone. A gold, silver, and bronze medal will be awarded to the top three fencers. Admission is free of charge, and everyone is invited to attend.

For more information on the tournament or any other athletic program or intramural sport offered at The Baptist College of Florida, call 800-263-3261 ext. 460.