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Kern Athletic Fencing Foundation seeking donations for new Paralympic fencing team

APTOPIX Tokyo 2020 Paralympics Wheelchair Fencing
Posted at 9:14 AM, Aug 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-27 13:58:08-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — A local fencing foundation is raising money to train a new crop of athletes for a shot at the 2028 Paralympic games in Los Angeles.

The Kern Athletic Fencing Foundation is adding wheelchair fencing to its roster.

A fundraising event is happening at Luigi's warehouse event venue on Saturday complete with a demonstration involving a pair of 4-time Paralympians, Gerard Moreno, and Mario Rodriguez. The foundation is raising money to fund this new venture.

The demonstration starts at 4 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. You can purchase tickets by phone at (661) 332-0250.