From SCFwiki, the wiki for Salem Classical Fencing in Salem, Oregon
There is a lot more going on here than just fencing...
- Community building—SCF bridges barriers of race, social status, religion, gender, and financial status
- Childhood obesity—by reaching out to kids who would not otherwise be involved in sports, SCF helps fight this epidemic
- Mentoring—fencing teaches skills for life: getting along, competing fairly, strategic thinking, communication, behaving honorably, and much more
It takes money—almost $100,000 per year—for SCF to do this. Members can help by keeping their accounts current. Anyone can help us in our mission by making a tax-deductible contribution. We do more with less than any other fencing studio in the Pacific Northwest, so your support is really important to us.
Make a payment or donation
Make out a check or money order for the proper amount. Write the student's name on the memo line. Please, do not mail cash. Our mailing address is Salem Classical Fencing, 354 Belmont Street NE, Salem, Oregon 97301.
Drop your payment or donation (cash, check, or money order) off at the salle in person.
Due to an increase in processing fees, we can no longer accept online payments for charges on your account. We do accept DONATIONS online - see below. If you choose to make a payment online after October 1st, 2010 add a 3% surcharge. (Example: a $90 Intro class now costs $92.70 using your card.)
If you would like to use a credit card or PayPal to make a donation, you may do so safely and securely by clicking the button to the left (a PayPal account is not required). Please indicate the intended purpose (e.g. high performance fund, scholarship fund, general fund, etc.) in the "message to seller" box. Note that PayPal will take a cut from every donation, so if you wish for the full amount to reach us, please use a check or cash.
We do not turn students away because of financial need. Most of our services are offered on a sliding scale basis. Just ask us.
If you are currently a member of the salle and are finding that finances will prevent you from continuing to fence, please talk to us about financial assistance—we want you to keep fencing!