EASTON FOUNDATION IN THE NEWS

Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway opens new archery facility with the help of funding from the Easton Foundations

 February 14, 2017

Thank you again very much for the Easton Foundations support in 2015 to help with the construction of our new archery facility. We wanted to update you on the success of the program.   The facility now has 15 Olympic size lanes, a needed drainage pond, fencing, berm, bow hangers, and bleachers.   Many individuals have enjoyed the new facility and it has sparked a great deal of interest in our organizational membership.

Prior to the receipt of our grant in 2015, about 300 children participated in Archery programs at the Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway (ODCMG).   However, following the upgrades to the archery facility, that number grew to more than 500. Within the next year, we see continued growth to 750 individuals participating in archery through clubs, programs, lessons, and summer camps.

Archery is a very important part of our organization and serves as a key way to teach children and adults about the conservation of our native environment through hunting.   Adults and children love taking pride in their skills in archery developing over time and it gives them a sense of confidence as they become better at this sport. We are thankful for your support to grow these programs through the building of the facility and the beauty and uniqueness it provides to our nature preserve.

Thank you for your generosity in the past and for continuing a relationship with the ODCMG.

Sincerely,

David Nyitray

Development Director

Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway (ODCMG)

EASTON FOUNDATIONS VAN NUYS ARCHERY CENTER TO CLOSE

Van Nuys, CA
December 14, 2016

After much consideration, the Easton Foundations has decided to discontinue its archery program at the Easton Van Nuys Archery Center. The archery center, located at 15026 Oxnard Street, Van Nuys, CA will close permanently on Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

According to Caren Sawyer, Executive Director, the Easton Foundations’ headquarters will remain in this location after the closure, but will likely move to another location in 2017. The Foundation will also continue to operate its three state-of-the-art facilities in Chula Vista, Calif., Salt Lake City, Utah, and Newberry, Fla.

Easton Foundations’ President, Greg Easton stated, “While the Easton Foundations have streamlined our programs and operations, we remain committed to serve the sport of archery, and to implement our mission the way Jim Easton has envisioned.”

Thank you for supporting the Easton Foundations. We count on your support as we move forward in 2017 to continue to increase awareness of archery and its impact in the United States and across the globe.

Bridgestone Americas, Inc. Makes Donation to the Easton Sports Development Foundation

Bridgestone Americas made financial donations to six organizations on behalf of “Team Bridgestone” featuring Aly Raisman, Meb Keflezighi, Kelley O’Hara, Cullen Jones, Will Groulx, and our beloved Khatuna Lorig. The support is part of Bridgestone’s “Behind the Performance” program, which is designed to celebrate each Team Bridgestone athlete’s relentless passion for performance and honor those who helped inspire and support their Olympic journey.

Each member of Team Bridgestone selected an organization to receive a $10,000 donation from Bridgestone. ESDF was lucky enough to be selected by Khatuna for this generous donation. Thank you so much to Bridgestone and Khatuna for this gracious gift! We appreciate it so much.

Read more:  https://www.bridgestoneamericas.com/en/newsroom/press-releases/2016/bridgestone-supporting-six-organizations-personally-selected-by-olympic-and-paralympic-athletes

 

Shooting Sports Fest at Georgia Southern University

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GSU had a great turnout for their Shooting Sports Fest with over 800 people attending.  They had archery activities which included ‘Try Archery’ for all ages, shooting at a target about 5 meters, 3-D archery outside for all ages as well as the Hover archery system supplied by the Georgia DNR & Fellowship of Christian Athletes Shooting Sports.

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The Easton Archery Center of Excellence receives award from the City of Chula Vista

Don Rabska, VP of the Easton Foundations with Mary Salas, the Mayor of Chula Vista
Don Rabska, VP of the Easton Foundations receives award from Mary Salas, the Mayor of Chula Vista

The City of Chula Vista recognizes the Easton Archery Center of Excellence with the Ribbons & Shovels New Non-Residential Construction Project Award for architecture and design excellence in commercial, industrial, or retail projects that contribute to the economic vitality of Chula Vista.

It’s a Bullseye Again for UCLA Archery Festival

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Keep an eye out for Club Archery’s next event, the Bruin Indoor Tournament  at the Easton Van Nuys Archery Center on November 6th where they will compete against several other Southern California schools.

Kimberly Wang
President
UCLA Archery Club

 

Northern Illinois University Archery Club Receives Grant

northern-illinois-universityThank you for the Archery Equipment on behalf of the NIU Archery Club

Dear Idida Briones at Easton Foundations,

My name is Harshita Kothamasu.  I am the Public Relations officer for the Northern Illinois University Archery Club.  I am writing this to thank you on behalf of the Club.  The NIU Archery Club was a recipient of the Easton Foundation Grant.   It has provided the club with much-needed bows, arrows, targets, and other miscellaneous archery items.   Since receiving the grant we have used the equipment in every archery shoot held at our campus and has given over 40 (and counting) new clubs members an invaluable archery learning experience. We will be traveling to various locations around the midwest and Northern Illinois area to compete against other clubs and organizations and will be proudly using the Easton archery equipment you have supplied us with.  On behalf of all the officers and clubs members in the NIU archery club, we would like to thank you for all the equipment and for allowing us to enhance the archery learning experience!

 

PILLA OFFERS SPECIAL PRICING ON THEIR MASK LENS AT OVER 50% OFF THE ORIGINAL PRICE

Pilla MaskPILLA LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN, BE A CHAMPION FOR EYE HEALTH

The importance of protecting an archer’s eyes from the damaging effects of the sun cannot be overstated. Pilla recognizes this fact and has created a campaign to educate archers and provide an affordable solution. Every Pilla lens formulation is treated with a specific dye to completely block 100% of the sun’s harmful UV rays and removes UV light to a true 400nm level. True UV 400 protection is very important in reducing the chances of developing macular degeneration, a disease that destroys the sharp, central vision used to perform such daily tasks as reading and driving.

The Mask lenses provide the same uncompromising quality and clarity that all of Pilla’s lenses offer. Being engineering by ZEISS, the world’s leader in optics, they are the finest high definition lenses in the world. The state-of-the-art anti-reflective coating means that the archer never has to worry about glare, the “optically perfect” quality of the lenses provide over twice the clarity of the average sunglass, and the various filtrations allow the archer to customize their field of view depending on the light conditions. The revolutionary frameless Mask system offers a featherweight feeling and, with no frame and no nosepiece, the archer has complete unobstructed visual sight and target reference. All of this means that the archer can now protect their eyes with the best lenses on the market while, at the same time, improving their sight picture and overall performance.

The all-new “Be a Champion for Eye Health” campaign is offering the Mask lens at a special price of $129, lowered by over 50% from the current and original $269 price point. Pilla is offering this special pricing as a way to introduce archers to a high performance tool that protects their eyes while providing them with a performance advantage. Archers will also have the opportunity to trade in the Mask lens for a full $129 credit when they are ready to upgrade to a professional model 2-lens kit. Anyone is eligible for this offer and is encouraged to contact Erika Jones at erikarajones@gmail.com for further details.