Why we love Archery…

Meijer State Games of Michigan!

Congratulations to our Flint Bowmen Youth for not only getting out and participating in the Meijer State Games, but placing!  Great job!

Kaitlyn Buchanan–Bronze
Brandon Buchanan–Gold
Allie Prentice–Gold
Brenden Tallmadge–Gold

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These kids are all a part of the Flint Bowmen JOAD program!

21 Benefits of Archery

21 Benefits of Archery
Courtesy of: Archerstop.com

Ready…set-y…Spaghetti!

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Flint Bowmen is having a Spaghetti Dinner!

(psst, it’s a fundraiser)

There will be friends and great food.
Music for listening or dancing if you are so inclined!
This is a chance to get to know other members at Flint Bowmen. 

Non-members are welcome too!

All-You-Can-Eat!

Saturday, February 11, 5-8PM

Menu

Salad,
Spaghetti with Meat Sauce,
Garlic Bread,
& Dessert

Drinks available through the kitchen or bring your own.

Tickets
Adults – $10
Kids (5-12) $5
Kids (under 5) – Free

RSVP to Tim Kelly : tkelly363@gmail.com

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Archery in College? Yes! and here’s how to get there!

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – Imagine, for a minute, that you are 18 years old, obsessed with archery, and ready to head off to college. How can you keep up your archery practice, while juggling exams, internships and the heavy homework that goes along with college?

Simple: make archery part of your college search.

USA Archery Collegiate Archery Programs are found at colleges and universities nationwide, from Ivy League schools like Columbia and Princeton to hallowed halls of college sports fame like Texas A&M University.

From public institutions like James Madison University to Christian schools like Emmanuel College, there’s bound to be a school with a Collegiate program within reach.

Many archers start in a program like Explore Archery, learning the basics of the sport at a local camp, community program or parks department before moving on to a longer-term archery program like Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD).

It’s true that some archers look for the challenge of competition, but many pursue archery as a recreational sport, and both of those types of archers thrive in the JOAD, Collegiate, and Adult Archery programs, earning achievement awards and building friendships and life skills that last a lifetime.

Whether you’re focused on elite level tournaments or archery as a way to relax, USA Archery’s Collegiate Archery Program is the logical next step. These programs are the perfect opportunity for archers to continue shooting their bows, but in a close-knit team environment that provides encouragement for recreational shooting as well as memorable team competition experiences.

Every school’s Collegiate Archery Program is a bit different, and their structure will be based on factors like club size, coaching staff, funding and how the club fits into the school’s sports structure. For many schools, archery is a club activity or sport; at a select few institutions, it’s considered an athletic pursuit. At Columbia University, for example, the women’s archery program is a varsity team.

Some colleges are beginning to offer scholarships for archers, and that information can be determined by reaching out to the coach or club contact for the school you’re interested in. Many will give prospective students the opportunity to meet the coach and see practice facilities if contacted prior to a campus tour. The key is lots of advance communication, and for parents and students to gain a clear understanding of how archery fits into that school’s culture.

From the Collegiate Archery Program, opportunities for archers are virtually endless. USA Archery offers Adult Archery Program clubs located around the country, which graduating students can opt to join. There are also archery tournament opportunities nationwide, and the option to pursue competition at the local and state level. Other archers may decide to focus on becoming a member of an Olympic, Paralympic or World Championship team.

Regardless of the goal, archery is a lifetime sport – and graduating from the Collegiate Archery Program can be the first step on an endless journey of archery enjoyment.

Use our collegiate club locator to find a school near you with a Collegiate Archery Program. Contact Collegiate Archery Program Manager Callie Grieser at cgrieser@usarchery.org with any questions, or for help starting a Collegiate Archery Program club at your school.

Reprinted/posted from USA Archery.

Congratulations Flint Bowmen’s Scott Bills!

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A big congratulations to Scott for a 3rd place finish in the Barebow Recurve Class at the Lancaster Archery Classic!

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Congratulations Lancaster Shooters!

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Congratulations to all of our Lancaster Archery Classic shooters with a number of our members making the cuts early in the tournament with great shooting!

 

Life Members – Mark & Linda Beaudry

A big thanks and congratulations to our new Life Members –

Mark and Linda Beaudry!

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Mark and Linda have been an awesome influence and have led by example at Flint Bowmen for members and kids for over 25 years!

For the past 15+ years Mark has been the Line Captain for our Saturday Kid’s Leagues and Linda has been a part of the constantly busy kitchen team keeping those kids in pretzels, chips, donuts, and all sorts of other goodies.

A few statistics –

  • Mark blew his whistle over 30,000 times during his tenure as Line Captain!

  • Mark stood on his feet on the line for over 700 hours!

  • Linda buttered over 2,502,335 pretzels!  (Ok, that statistic might be made up…)

A picture of all our current (and present at the meeting) Life Members

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Flint Bowmen Annual Meeting 2017

Congratulations to all our winners, hunters, and state record setters!

 

Hey Kids!

Want something to do this winter on a few Saturdays?

For a great time shooting Archery at Flint Bowmen, join us on

  • SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2017
  • SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2017
  • SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2017

 All Shoots begin at 9:00 a.m. (Be there early to sign up!)

  1.  Open to members ($4) and non-members ($5)!
  2.  This is not a league and it is open to the public!!
  3.  Come and shoot one, two or all three of these shoots!
  4.  You will be shooting at different targets with different scoring and will shoot at least 10 rounds of fun packed archery!
  5.  This is an opportunity for you to have fun with your bow while improving your archery skills!
  6. There will be some instruction if you need it!
  7. You did not have to shoot on the kid’s league!

For more information, contact Mike Alexander, (810) 655-5670 or lealexander@comcast.net

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