MA schools for blind gear up for fencing match

Watertown, MA - WATERTOWN, MA (AP) - Students from two Boston-area schools for the blind are participating in a sporting event this week not usually associated with the visually impaired - fencing.

Organizers say to the best of their knowledge the match Monday between the Perkins School in Watertown and the Carroll Center in Newton is the first time two schools for the blind have met in the sport in the U.S.

Cesar Morales came up with the concept after coaching students at both schools.

Physical education teachers for the blind say fencing not only helps keep the students fit, but also teaches them the orientation and mobility skills needed to navigate the world.

The students say they just like fencing because it's fun and proves that they can do anything the sighted can do.

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