Archery for All is a program dedicated to the inclusion of those with physical and learning disabilities into the sport of Archery. Adults and kids in this vital program get first hand experience in a nationally recognized sport in a team setting no matter their physical or learning limitations. With coaching and team guidance kids and adults in this archery program enjoy fun and rewarding experiences with their peers. Archery For All strives to create an inclusive atmosphere designed to help those with special needs learn to shoot and participate in national and state tournaments.
An Archer’s Story
I have always wanted to have a physical hobby, but I have muscular dystrophy, so physical activities have always been a challenge. I thought about pursuing archery, but I had assumed that I wouldn’t be able to do it, and that I would just end up disappointed. Thankfully, I had an opportunity to try archery at Camp Promise this summer, and I loved it. It gave me hope of having a hobby that gives me a workout and gets me away from the computer.
However, I was bummed after camp – I didn’t know where to go to practice archery, or even if it was possible outside of camp. I called a bunch of places but none of them seemed well-equipped to help me learn and customize the the equipment I would need. Thankfully, I came across Next Step Archery, where they dedicate one night per week to disabled archers. I was thrilled to hear about this program, and I’ve been having a blast learning to shoot with Darrin & Keith. I’m amazed at how they help me reach every goal I set, including hitting the bullseye and even shooting completely on my own.
How to Join the Program
Are you or someone you know a disabled Service Member or an adult or child with a Disability? Joining is easy; send us an email and we will show you how – Email Us.
How to Donate
Making a donation to a local educational nonprofit is one of the most satisfying things you can do to support your community, our Warriors, and our kids. NSA is considered a public charity 501(c)(3) and thus can be used as a tax write-off.
Many companies have what are known as employee gift matching programs, where an employer will match the donations of its employees given to non-profit organizations up to a certain amount. Such matching gifts can be given if an employee discloses their donation and the name of the nonprofit, typically in a short form on the company’s website. Such a form is accessible through employee log in portals. These contributions make a huge difference to educational nonprofit organizations like Next Step Archery, so please consider checking to see if your employer is one of the companies that participate in these matching gift programs!
Check the following link to see how to get your employer to match your contributions to Next Step Archery – Visit Here.