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1.) ARCHERXP - 02/07/2014
I want to put together a fundraising shoot for a place where I volunteer to mentor "at risk" youth.

Archery, especially bowhunting has taught me a lot spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and physically. I think it'd be a good way to help raise money for this private organization who rely very largely on donations to accomplish its mission.

I've never led the organizing (just participated in logistics and such).

I'm a member of my local archery club, and I want to present them with a little bit more than just "Hey guys, I have an idea…"

What would you all and how would you all go about planning for this?

So far, I want to do a 3D shoot and outdoor spots a week or two before hunting season.
If possible, I'd like for some sort of celebrity to attend and speak.
I'm going to involve the Air Force Base where I'm stationed for some logistical support.
I'd like to get archery companies and maybe even local companies to possibly donate some prizes.

That's just my brain storming. Anyhow, any advice would be appreciated.
2.) Swamp Fox - 02/07/2014
"The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers." - Henry VI (Part 2), William Shakespeare (Act IV, Scene II)

After you've got that out of the way, I'd advise having some really easy and fun archery-related and non-archery related stuff for kids of all ages but especially for kids who are a little too young for serious target-shooting. Shooting at balloons and archery tic-tac-toe come immediately to mind. Camo face-painting. A snake milker or a hawk handler who can do some education. Might want to put them on opposite ends of the arena if you land both. :wink

Get the word out to your DNR. They're probably very interested in helping/advising or even partnering on a youth archery event. You might give a look to other archery promotions like the archery-in-schools program or the ones aimed at women. See if anyone at your local National Wild Turkey Federation can help. If there's a Bass Pro Shops or a Cabelas anywhere nearby, they might have a contact person for you as well.
3.) ARCHERXP - 02/09/2014
thank you kindly.

i think i'll start bird dogging those leads :tu: