Marian Catholic High School, the Tinley Park Fencing Club and the Northwest Indiana Fencing Club Celebrate Olympic Day with a Fencing Demonstration


One of 700+ nationwide events celebrating the birth of the modern Olympic Games

Chicago Heights, IL-(ENEWSPF)- The spirit of the Olympic Movement will roll into Chicago Heights as Marian Catholic High School hosts a Fencing Demonstration in celebration of Olympic Day.

Our celebration will be held in the West Gymnasium at Marian Catholic High School on Tuesday, June 23rd from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. and will feature an appearance by Michael McCahey, who competed in both the team and individual foil events in the Games of the XXIII Olympiad in Los Angeles, Summer 1984.

Fencers from the Tinley Park Fencing Club (TPFC), the Northwest Indiana Fencing Club (NIFC) and Marian Catholic High School will be on hand to demonstrate all three Olympic weapons – foil, epee and saber.

Equipment will be available for attendees to suit up and try fencing for themselves. This event is free and open to the public. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian if they wish to fence.

This is one of more than 700 events taking place nationwide between June 14 and 30. The events, designed to engage youth and promote the ideals of the Olympic movement, feature athlete appearances, family-­‐friendly activities and interactive learning experiences.

Around the world, more than 160 countries take part in the annual celebration. Olympic Day, created in 1948 to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games, focuses on the Olympic values and ideals such as fair play, perseverance, respect and sportsmanship. In the U.S., Olympic Day events range from small gatherings to large, city-wide events.