We are a Proud Sponsor of the Archery Program at Sunshine Acres Children's Home
Thanks To All Who Came Out To Support Our Fundraiser
We would like to thank all the people who came out to support our fundraising event held last Saturday. One of the favorite activities was creating pictures by shooting balloons filled with paint. Participants also enjoyed watching pro demonstrations and getting to try some shooting themselves. People kept full with the supply of yummy baked goods on hand, and everyone seemed to enjoy the sunny day.
Special thanks to the sponsors: Thrivent Financial, Arizona Archery Enterprises, Starbucks, Ashlee’s Print Shoppe, and Upward Projects. Without their generous donations, the event wouldn’t have been possible. Also, we greatly appreciate the time the archery pros, Danielle Reynolds and Robyn Repp, put in to make the event a success.
Funds were raised to help support the archery program at Sunshine Acres Children’s Home and some of their kids, and a couple of the staff, volunteered their time to come out and help run the activities. If you didn’t make it out this year, you missed a fun afternoon. Put December 7, 2019 on your calendar to join us next year.
Gilbert Archery is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that has a mission to use archery to:
"Through competitions and being able to coach younger archers, my communication skills have improved greatly. I have also learned how to stay calm under high pressure situations."
"Archery has changed my life because it has introduced me to so many new people and gave me opportunities that I wouldn't have had without it."
"Archery has changed my life so much because the whole archery community is amazing. Everyone is so nice and you"ll meet a lot of new friends"
"Being an archer has made me aware of the mental aspects of sport and has inspired me to study sports psychology. Archery has opened me to new opportunities and learning experiences by being both an athlete and coach."
Archery For A Better Life
There are a lot of things in life that capture the attention of youth today. Many of them, such as drugs and alcohol, are definitely destructive. Some of them, like video games and TV, have questionable value. Getting kids hooked on a sport however, is one of the positives. Guiding our youth towards positive activities is important, but group sports have seen a decline in participation.
What Has Led To The Decline
Several factors have lead to this decline. A higher level of competition at ever increasingly young ages, is a big factor. Kid’s can be made to focus entirely on one sport as young as age six. Another key component is the cost. Many families can’t afford the rising costs associated with playing in a team sport. Add the fact that there’s a lot more stimulation in sitting in front of a video console than there is sitting on a bench, and it’s not a surprise the number of athletes are on a decline. What are parents to do? Archery may be the answer.
Help Support the Archery Range by Joining in the Fun
We offer many different types of archery classes and lessons
Parties & Events
Schedule a family gathering, birthday party, scout project, company team building...
See Some Of The Pictures Of The Fun We Have In Our Classes And Events
Know Before You Go
Range upkeep and equipment is paid for by donations, lessons, and memberships. Please help support the range by making a donation.