While studying at Yale University, William (Bill) Goering discovered a passion for fencing that he maintained for over 50 years. Throughout his life, he participated at all levels of the sport: competing, coaching, mentoring and officiating at the international level. He even met his wife, Monica, at a fencing club. Bill was a well-known and well-respected member of the fencing community, and spent his later years in Colorado, supporting the Denver Fencing Center (DFC).

In 2006, Monica and Nathan Anderson, Head Coach and Owner of the DFC, initiated the Bill Goering Memorial Tournament. All proceeds from this annual fencing tournament benefit the Lighthouse Lymphedema Network Bandages and Garments Fund. We sincerely appreciate being the beneficiary of their hard work and commitment in memory of Bill Goering.