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File #: 0165X-2013    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/27/2013 In control: Tyson
On agenda: 7/1/2013 Final action: 7/3/2013
Title: To celebrate the 2013 USA Fencing National Championship taking place at the Greater Columbus Convention Center from June 28th -July 7th.
Sponsors: Priscilla Tyson, Hearcel Craig, Zach M. Klein, A. Troy Miller, Michelle M. Mills, Eileen Y. Paley, Andrew Ginther
Title
To celebrate the 2013 USA Fencing National Championship taking place at the Greater Columbus Convention Center from June 28th -July 7th.
 
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WHEREAS, USA Fencing's 2013 National Championships and July North American Cup is the largest fencing tournament with nearly 4,000 athletes and 400 teams that will compete with athletes ranging in age from 9 to 90 years old for this  10-day tournament; and
 
WHEREAS,  the Greater Columbus Sports Commission and USA Fencing  have worked to host this event that will generate more than $5 million dollars in business revenue for the City of Columbus and over 9,000 hotel stays; and
 
WHEREAS, 10,000 competitors, family members and fans traveling to Columbus for this marquee event that will include individual and team competitions in all three weapons, epee, foil and saber; and
 
WHEREAS, Columbus, home of the 2012 NCAA Fencing National Champions, is on target to become  the United States  fencing capital of the country by hosting USA Fencing Championship, and the 2014 and 2015 NCAA Fencing National Championships; and
 
WHEREAS, USA Fencing an organization that boasts more than 20,000 members whose mission is to serve and foster the growth, participation and development of domestic fencing at all levels to achieve sustained international success will award more than 700 medals; and
 
WHEREAS, competition will began daily from June 28th until July 7th from 8am-9:30pm at the Great Columbus Convention Center located at 400 North High Street in halls D, E and F and is free and open to the public; now, therefore
 
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:
That this Council does hereby honor and recognize 2013 USA Fencing's 2013 National Championship and July North American Cup.