Rose & Gold Foundation

The Rose & Gold Foundation is a 501(c)3 corporation that aims to expand the sport of fencing in the Columbus community through it’s very public exposure at the Arnold Fencing Classic, our work in inner city schools through After School All Stars, our work with the wheelchair bound and other special needs individuals.

Royal Arts, the public face of the Foundation was created by Julia Richey, a thirteen year member of the Russian National Team, physical trainer and physical therapy specialist, started the Academy in 2001 to share her love of the sport and her belief that fencing is a life changing sport.

Watch the film about her life

What We Need

We are developing a wheelchair and other adaptive sports program in addition to our after school enrichment programs and other fencing programs. Our goal is to improve lives through fencing. We do that through programming and providing opportunity to those that either don’t have the resources to participate or were unaware it was available.

Our biggest event of the year is the Arnold Fencing Classic, which provides an opportunity to share our sport and spread the word to 180,000 spectators. The Arnold is a fencing tournament for ages 6 – 106, youth to veteran, and a part of the Arnold Sports Festival, the largest multi-sport festival in the world.

We are asking that you support the Rose & Gold Foundation with year gift today. Of course, donations are tax deductible as the law allows.

You can donate to our current GoFundMe campaign or by check to:

Royal Arts
5770 Westbourne Ave
Columbus, OH 43213

You can also donate online through PayPal by donating here: PayPal!

Donations over $250 are tax deductible.

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