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Part of the Discovery Blind Sports organization, we held our first archery day camp at Terry Morris's property in Ione, CA. Four blind and visually impaired youth from the Community Center for the Blind in Stockton learned to shoot archery using the tactile technique developed over 20 years ago by British Blind Sport. It is the official method used by archers who are blind and visually impaired all over the world. This equipment enables a person who is blind to perform the shot independently and feel a sense of real accomplishment as they perfect their technique. On Tuesday, June 12, 2012, these four young people had a ball trying to hit balloons secured to the bull's-eye of their target 15 yards away. Courtney (a level III coach) has been working with me and other blind and visually impaired archers for the past eight years. It's our hope that we'll be able to provide more archery camps like this to expose youth and adults who are blind and visually impaired to the great sport of archery. Archery is a sport for all ages and all physical abilities.  With practice and dedication, blind archers can compete and take their game all the way to the world championship level if they want. Some day, when our numbers grow, we'll make it to the Paralympic Games! Thanks to Terry Morris for donating his property, the Clements-Lockeford Lions Club for the food, and all the volunteers for making our first archery day camp a great success. Thanks also to Casey Landrum from Discovery Blind Sports for taking pictures and creating this slide show that really captures the mood of the day.
Four blind and visually impaired youth from the Community Center for the Blind in Stockton learned to shoot archery June 12, 2012 in Ione, CA. 
Slideshow created by:  Casey Landrum from Discovery Blind Sports
Youth Outreach Gallery California Bowmen Hunters/ State Archery Association
For a full version of this article, please read in the August, 2012 issue of the CBH/SAA Newsletter
Submitted by: Janice Walth
Janice Walth (209) 329-6696 www.seenolimits.org
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