Jim Easton has a dream – a pretty big dream. His dream is to someday see archery among America’s top sports, right next to baseball football and basketball.
To fulfill his dream, Easton, head of Easton Sports Inc. and an Archery Hall of Fame inductee, has developed foundations, donated millions of dollars and devoted his life and careet to the advancement of the sport.
Easton brought his dream to Newberry, where one of three nationwide Easton Archery Centers of Excellence was opened October 2009 – the state-of-the-art Easton-Newberry Sports Complex.
NEWBERRY, Fl, November 25, 2009 – The Easton Archery Center of Excellence celebrated its grand opening on Oct. 30 in Newberry, Fla., with a full day of archery activities that was highlighted with a ribbon cutting ceremony by Easton Foundation’s Jim and Phyllis Easton, Greg Easton and Erik Watts. USA Archery CEO Denise Parker attended the festivities to learn more about the state-of-the-art archery complex.
“It is exciting that Jim Easton was able to make this program come to life and give archery a larger presence throughout the country,” said Parker. “The facilities are truly exceptional and offer all archery enthusiasts an opportunity to increase their skill level.”
The Newberry facility will offer a wide variety of programs for all archers including: After School Archery Program, JOAD Clubs and accelerated JOAD Clubs, which are multiple night training programs. Also the new facility is designed to host competitive archery events, and USA Archery will host one of the 2010 USA Archery Team events in October.
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