Fencing camps, MLB All-Star legacy projects and college baseball transfer

Fence it up this summer.

San Diego Fencing Center holds summer camps

Many kids are out of school during the summer, but that doesn’t mean they have to stop experiencing new horizons in learning and sporting fun. San Diego Fencing Center at  1770 South Escondido Blvd. hosts several one-week fencing camps this summer. Beginners camps cost $100 with all fencing equipment provided by the center.

Week-long beginners camps introduce students to all three of the Olympic weapons. Students will get the Olympic experience using our fully electric scoring equipment progressively over the week, as well as our regulation-sized fencing strips. Each day consists of two hours dedicated to studying one of the three weapons, through drills, games, and challenges. Camp will culminate with an in-house tournament in one of the weapons.

Campers need to provide their own athletic shoes, sports shorts, T-shirt and water. Sessions extend from 10 a.m. to noon or 2 p.m.to 4 p.m.. for kids ages 8 to 11 from June 20 to June 24 and July 11 to July 15. Kids ages 12 to 12 have camp at the same times from July 18 to July 22.

The fencing center also hosts a co-ed Sabre Fencing Camp, starting at $80, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. July 18 to July 22. A $15 material fee also is due at first class.

“The Musketeers, Star Wars, or Princess Bride?” Center officials said. “Choose your inspiration and try fencing —  a great sport that helps you improve your agility, coordination, and flexibility, as well as your focus and problem solving skills. This camp is an introduction to one of the three fencing weapons: Foil, Sabre, or Epee. On the last day of the camp students will participate in a competition.”

The San Diego Fencing Center is located in our own building, in Escondido CA, featuring a high tech sports floor, with performance and safety in mind. Whether on the fencing floor, in the locker room or in the reception area, both, fencers and their companies enjoy a very comfortable environment in our club.

For more information, call (760) 746-7007 or visit http://www.sandiegofencing.com.

CSU-San Marcos player signs with ND school

Off to Dickinson, North Dakota.

Off to Dickinson, North Dakota.

It’s a long way from home, but  Dylan McDermott — the Cal State University San Marcos hurler, not the actor —has decided to continue his baseball career ay Dickinson State University, in that renowned garden spot, Dickinson, North Dakota.

McDermott is a 6’2″ right handed pitcher who attended Mission Hills High School before going to CSU San Marcos.

“I chose to sign with DSU because of their competitive program and great facilities as well as to continue my education,” stated McDermott.

McDermott was a three time All- Academic team member and plans to major in Composite Social Science at Dickinson State University. He is the son of Joseph McDermott and Tiffany Badeaux.

“Dylan has great composure on the mound, is very competitive and will definitely help us on the bump for the next few years,” said Dickinson State head coach Jason Watson.

All-Star Game ‘legacy’ projects include Escondido facilities

San Pasqual Academy gets a softball field upgrade courtesy of Major League Baseball.

San Pasqual Academy gets a softball field upgrade courtesy of Major League Baseball.

As part of bringing the All-Star Game to San Diego this July, Major League Baseball will contribute more than $1.5 million to community projects and sports fields in Tijuana, Escondido and Southeastern San Diego.

Baseball officials and the Padres recently announced the list of planned “legacy” projects, which have become an annual tradition in host cities for the All-Star Game.

The contributions will also include the first softball-specific legacy project: upgrading the softball field at Escondido’s San Pasqual Academy, a school for foster teens.

Also in Escondido, a parking lot will be transformed into a multi-purpose baseball diamond with a manual scoreboard and moveable fences at the Mitchell branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego.

Money also will go toward helping military veterans adjust to civilian life with a program focused on resume writing and other employment assistance.

The contributions come from revenue that will be generated by All-Star Workout Day, which includes the annual Home Run Derby on July 11.

That will be followed one day later by the All-Star Game on July 12, which will culminate a wide variety of lead-up festivities beginning July 8.

A city of San Diego  analysis said hosting the All-Star Game would generate $1 million in sales tax, $1.2 million in transient-occupancy taxes at hotels, up to $2 million for local charities and about $80 million in overall economic activity for San Diego.

That would include 60,000 tourists, worldwide TV exposure and a surge in customers at attractions like the San Diego Zoo and many other local businesses during the five days.

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