Presently, only 4
members of the the 32 member team will receive funding from the NAA to
make the trip and compete in the Junior World Championship held in Great
Britain this summer. All others are self-funded. Recently,
the NAA has launched a nationwide fundraising effort in the form of
local tournaments to expand the funding of team members.
Papago FITA Archers stepped up to hold the Arizona location on June 5.
AZJOAD has raised over
$2,000 for Arizona JOADs, who earn positions on the 2004 US Jr World team.
At least seven Arizona
JOAD are planning to compete at the US Jr World Team Trials in Salt Lake
City this June.
We have raised these monies
during seven events over the past eight months. Here is a summary.
Longbow Golf Course, October 2003, Mesa, AZ:
We helped open the
golf course by conducting a mini-archery tournament as each foursome
made the turn between holes 9 and 10. Each foursome shot three arrows
at 5 yards. The winning foursome won another free round of golf.
We earned $400.
Fall Star Fita, December 2003, Papago Park Phoenix, AZ:
We conducted a FITA when 4 US Para Olympic hopefuls and several US
Champions took part. The December event drew many with great
weather. We raised $400 in the effort.
USOC Corporate events, January 2004, Phoenix/Scottsdale, AZ:
Brad Camp hooked us up with the USOC Corporate programs to host John
Hancock at Kierland Resort in Scottsdale. We supplied 4 targets and
equipment including Genesis bows and arrows. The USOC supplied
Olympians Karen Scavotto and Vic Wunderle to conduct actual teaching
and demonstration. We raised $500.
Longbow Golf Course, April 2004, Mesa, AZ:
We returned to Long bow again and taught and demonstrated again. This
time at an American Junior Golf Association, AJGA, regional
tournament. We raised $300 this
Arizona JOAD Outdoor Championship, April 2004, Ben Avery Shooting
Facility, AZ: $200
in tournament proceeds and donations were added to the fund.
Precision Shooters JOAD, May 2004, Tucson, AZ:
PSJ at PSE Tucson hosted an Olympic Qualifier and OR. They donated
the equipment and the time. After paying for the NAA and range fees,
$205 was donated to the fund.
Compound Bow Tuning, May 2004, Waddel, AZ:
Jessi and Fred Grant conducted a compound bow tuning class. Three
families took advantage of the opportunity.
The event raised $45.
Thank you to all the participants, volunteers, and donors.
Link to Lilleshall, Great Britain