Archers Raise Money to Fight Breast Cancer

Archers raise $4,630 for the National Breast Cancer through their “I Shoot for the Girls™” Charity Mail in Archery Shoot hosted by Shoot Like A Girl Shoot Like A Girl is thrilled to announce that archers across the United States raised $4,630 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation to date, and expect to surpass $5,000 when the final contributions arrive.

Eleven Archery Clubs, Business and Leagues and ten individuals participated with a total of 284 archers competing in this first ever “I Shoot for the Girls” tournament. “This was our first year to host the tournament, and we received great feedback. Everyone has asked us to make it an annual event, and we will, but we will extend the time to shoot to accommodate more archers!” said Karen Butler, the President of Shoot Like A Girl.

The winners for the tournament receive a dozen Victory Pink Arrow Project Arrows, donated graciously by Victory Arrows. In the Men’s Division, the winner is John Pero, with a score of 380, from the Wa-Xo-Be Archers; the Women’s Division winner is Debby Hammock, with a score of 335 from Pellegrino’s Archery Hut; and the Youth Division winner is Dakota Hoagland, with a score of 330 from Vic’s Archery. Contestants shot from 18 meters on a target consisting of three large breast cancer ribbons and one small bonus ribbon.

There were ten 10 rounds, for a total max score of 400 points. Shoot Like a Girl is grateful to the ranges that donated range time to host this tournament, Pellegrino’s Archery Hut in Colorado Springs, CO; Vic’s Archery, Saint Joseph, MO; Full Curl Archery, Anchorage, AK; Archery Unlimited, Etna, WY; Autumn Addiction Archery, Burghill, OH; Hideaway Archery, South Dayton, NY; Cheyenne Field Archers, Cheyenne, WY; Mohawk Archery Club, Mason City, IA; and special thanks to the Union County Cub Scouts, Monroe, NC.

Shoot Like A Girl (SLG², Inc) is a company dedicated to empowering women to participate in shooting sports with confidence. We do that in two ways – through service and sales. With the help of our corporate sponsors, Hunter Safety System, SHE Outdoor Apparel Limbsaver, Mathews Inc, Elite Archery, Game Plan Gear, Easton, and ASA; plus our twelve bow manufacturers partners; we travel around the country to provide women a once in a lifetime opportunity to try multiple bows in draw weights and lengths that fit them. We also provide an educational service on their web site, www.shootlikeagirl.com, with information about shooting sports, and a women friendly forum. Our sales (also a service) is that we offer products that enhance women’s abilities to participate in shooting sports, with a huge focus on one stop shopping for hunting clothing specifically designed to fit women. The clothes are offered at competitive pricing, and allow women to side by side compare products. All of these services and shopping opportunities help us reach our goal of empowering women to participate in shooting sports with confidence!