In order to give back a little something to the community, I started to organize a fundraiser for SickKids Foundation. Through Vango Canada Fencing Association (non-profit organization), I wanted to do a open door fencing day for everyone to learn about fencing through games and activities for the whole family (see the Vango Games blog on June 20th). Then I went to all surrounding businesses and ask them if they wanted to sponsor the event in form of food for the volunteers, gift for participant or any kind of help they were willing to do. Because Advantage4Athletes is on the same street as Vango, it was one of the first stop I made. After walking in for the first time that day, I was impressed by the facility and the professionalism it reflected. All the people I saw there that day seamed exactly where they belonged. They were all there for different reasons and they were from every background possible: professional athlete, 8 years old kids having a light training to stay active, some retired persons working on their flexibility to enjoy the golf season, some 30-40 years old training hard to lose weight, bodybuilder, injured athletes working on getting back on their feet, etc. After having a quick meeting with the A4A team, they agreed not only to give a lot of prizes for the event but also to sponsor me as an athlete. They believe in helping local athletes and being part of their preparation to reach for their dreams. I am lucky enough to have them supporting me and will do everything that I can to give them a little something in return. Thank you so much A4A for the support!