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Watch for TFA Alum Tim Morehouse at the 2012 Olympics

July 27, 2012

Are you ready for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London? In a few hours, the opening ceremony will start and all eyes will be turned to Londontown for the momentous worldwide sports event that only happens every 4 years.

One of the athletes we’ll be keeping our eyes on is Tim Morehouse, a 3 year Teach for America Alum and Bradeis University graduate, who will be representing Team USA in Fencing.

He won silver in Beijing in 2008 and we’re hoping he’ll bring home the gold, representing for alumni of AmeriCorps!

See the full schedule of Fencing at the Olympic Games.

From Tim Morehouse’s bio:

Tim Morehouse, New York City native (born July 29, 1978), is an Olympic Silver Medalist in Fencing (’08 Beijing Games), 2x Individual National Champion (’10 ’11) and 2x Team National Champion (’04 ’11) , media personality and author known for promoting the sport of fencing.

In addition to being a world-class athlete, his first book, American Fencer: Modern Lessons from an Ancient Sport is due out April ’12. Morehouse was named by Fast Company as one of the most influential alumni of Teach For America.

He is a former public school teacher and staff member of Teach for America and holds a Master’s degree in Education from Pace University. He is the first Olympian and Medalist to graduate from Brandeis University, and is the youngest recipient of the prestigious Alumni Achievement Award in 2010 for his achievements as an athlete and work with Teach For America.

One of the highlights of his career took place in 2009 when he taught President Obama to fence on the White House lawn in support of Chicago’s bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympics. He has appeared on the Today Show, Oprah, and Happy Hour on Fox Business. In 2008, he was one of the featured athletes on the Emmy Award-winning television documentary, “My First Time: Competing at the Olympics,” and has appeared in Esquire, Vanity Fair, New York Magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, Metro Sports New York, and ESPN Magazine.

As a motivational speaker, Morehouse has spoken to over 15,000 children and young people in urban schools who find inspiration in his amazing story. He has also given presentations to Fortune 100 and 500 organizations across America, including General Electric, BP, Hugo Boss, and Google, Inc.

A producer of Olympic events and fundraisers, Morehouse realizes the importance in making time to support various non-profits and is an Athlete Ambassador for Right to Play, an organization working with volunteers and partners to use sport and play to enhance child development in areas of disadvantage and recently produced the En Guarde for Charity event at the Barney’s Penthouse in New York, raising over $15,000.

What summer Olympics event are you excited to watch?

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