On December 18th and 19th, the Barb Lynch Regional Youth Circuit will occur at NJFA in Maplewood, New Jersey. 100% of proceeds going to support The Teal Ribbon Foundation.
Sadly, Barbara Lynch lost her brave battle with ovarian cancer in August 2010. She served as the NJ division chair for over 10 years, coached Morris Hills High school for 21 years, served as USFA bout committee chair for many, many national fencing tournaments and Junior Olympic Championships, served as USFA Vice President from 2000-2004, and was honored with a lifetime membership to the USFA.
This RYC honors her work on behalf of young fencers. Her passion for grass roots fencing continues even after she has passed.
Fencers must fence in at least one RYC or SYC competition in the current season to be eligible to enter the same category and weapon at the April and July NACs. Winners of Y14 events earn qualification to Y14 Summer National Championships.
This event is staffed by volunteers. Talented individuals who volunteer their time to honor Barb and all she has given to fencing. If you would like to volunteer or donate. Contact Darlene Shellhouse at [email protected] Registration is via AskFRED. [link to tournament registration]
What better way to give to charity in this holiday season by honoring one of US fencing’s best?!