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.
Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway (ODCMG)