AZJOAD was invited back to
demonstrate and teach archery to some of America's best Junior Golfers.
This event is similar to a Junior USAT qualifier and these golfers were
also trying to impress college coaches, who were scouting.
Ryan Davis, Maggie Huff, April Witt, Jessica Grant, Brandon Hunt, Robyn
Repp, Lindsay Pian and Rocky Repp. Adult volunteers included the
Repps, Hunts, Alan Huff, Doug Witt, Janice Price and Bob Pian.
The archery event began at
mid-day with set up and then 70 meter round robin matches in 15-18 mph
winds. A red racer snake visited the spectator area and brought a
little excitement as it decided to seek shelter in Jessica's engine
The matches and the golf
tournament were suspended at 3:30 PM due to lightning and rainstorm.
By 4:30 PM the storm had waned
and it was time to set up the archery event to be ready to teach and
demonstrate by 5:00 PM when the first foursome were due back in the
The teaching with Genesis bows
and demonstration of 70m target archery lasted until 7:30 PM when
darkness took over to the disappointment of many. The archers looked sharp
in their matching Longbow shirts and hats courtesy of the Longbow
clubhouse and the AJGA.
By all accounts the junior
golfers, as well as their coaches and parents, had a great time watching
and giving archery a try. Many were heard to comment "Wow, that was
really fun!" Almost immediately, informal competitions between
golfers formed spontaneously, much to the entertainment of the archers.
The JOADs and volunteers then
feasted on a southwestern buffet before taking down and departing around
8:30 PM with some traveling back to Tucson or the West Valley.
This is the second Longbow
event fundraiser for hopeful Arizona members of the 2004 Jr. World Team.
Other fundraisers included the
Fall Star Fita, US Olympic Committee Corporate event support, and
Phoenician Corporate event.
$1600 has been raised to date
and another fundraiser is tentatively scheduled for, Thursday, May 20th.
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