THIN LINE ARROW ARCHERY
On behalf of Give2Those we would like to Thank Massachusetts Waterfowlers Inc for their unwavering support and contribution to the 2023 Thin Line Arrow Archery Program, supporting our Nation's Heroes & children of our Nation's Heroes. Making a difference on bow at a time.
2023 Season is filled and now closed out!
Applications received at this time will be allocated into the 2024 program.
Spots are Limited once all spots are filled applicants will be put on a waitlist.
Please Note: Spots fill up fast each year- Spots are not Guaranteed once all available spots have been filled!
The Thin Line Arrow Archery Program starts January 1st and runs until the end of March
Application deadline is December 1
All Applicants must fill out an application and waiver form in person or via online below.
Please note spots fill up fast.
Please Only Register if you are Willing to Commit to the Program and the Guidelines.
THIN LINE ARROW ARCHERY is a program hosted by Give2Those.org in collaboration with Reedy’s Archery in Middleboro.
The Thin Line Arrow Archery Program is aimed to help the physical and psychological well being of our Nations Heroes by introducing them to the world of archery. Our mission is to develop the skills of archery that allows them to enjoy the benefits of archery now and for the future.
In the future we will be expanding by introducing our Nation's Heroes children into the world of Archery. This will be in the summer of 2022. More information will be coming soon, here on our website.
Benefits of Archery and Mental Health:
Archery is a therapeutic sport which can help to motivate, empower, strengthen and renew our Nations Heroes through physical activity and social interaction.
Archery helps to sharpen the mind, improved sleep, reduce levels of stress, depression and the lessening of anxiety. It requires significant mental input, discipline, focus, concentration, motivation, self-efficacy and patience which encourages our Nations Heroes to look for new ways to change their habits and lifestyle.
Archery as a physical exercise:
Taking part in archery is a great way to improve your cardiovascular health. Strengthens the body, your shoulder, back, chest, arm, and core muscle groups all receive a workout when shooting a bow.
What one will learn:
You will learn archery etiquette and safety rules, all aspects of using a bow and arrow, including, bow fitting, storing, handling, and shooting to include fixing any bad habits while developing your shooting form. For archers who already have some archery, Reedy's Archery provides the instruction and guidance to sharpen skills and improve form, focus, concentration and shot execution.
Reedy's knowledgeable instructors will work with you to instill the basics of archery and to develop your confidence and competence on the range, creating a solid foundation of knowledge and skill that will allow you to progress in the sport of archery.
PLEASE - Do Not sign up if you are not willing to commit to the following terms and conditions as noted below; as you would essentially be taking away a spot from a fellow service member/first responder who may have been placed on the waitlist.
Our team works hard to raise funds for this program, a program that not only supports the physical and psychological well being of our Nation's Heroes but honors our Nation's Fallen Heroes; so Please be respectful and only fill out the application if you are willing to commit.
Terms and Conditions:
Applicants must be a Veteran, Active Duty Service Member, or First Responder
(Military, Please include Rank and Branch)
Due to the high demand for this program, if an applicant Misses 1 class within the 3 month period you will be disqualified from the program. (Unless given a written reason as to why you were not able to attend)
Selected applicants have to commit to two (2) lessons per month. You choose the two days each month, over the 3 month class period at Reedy’s Archery 121 Wood St, Middleborough, MA 02346.
ALL CLASSES MUST BE DONE IN PERSON at REEDY'S, NO EXCEPTIONS!!
We ask that applicants be those looking to get into Archery with little to no prior experience, those who do not currently own their own bow and arrows and/or have an older set, and those looking to continue Archery in the future.
If you are chosen You will be contacted via email with all the information needed to start the program.
*** Chosen Applicant will have one week to respond. If applicant does not respond within one week of the email notice the spot will become available for another applicant.
Please Note: Check Spam/Junk Mail! Give2Those also reserves the right to send applicant a text message indicating you have been selected for the program, with that, applicant will have one week to respond, if no response is made by said applicant the spot will become available for new applicant.
Once you have confirmed your registration, an email will be sent to you one week out from the initial start of the programs first months session.
What happens once you complete the program:
Once all six (6) lesson have been completed in the three month span, we will have a completion ceremony where all participants will come together. You will be asked answer a few written Testimonial Questions. Each participant will then be presented a Brand New personal Bow and Arrows. Each bow will be in Honor and Memory of a Fallen Military Member or First Responder.
What's next after you get your bow in April??? Glad YOU Asked!!!!!
Beyond the Finish........ Once you have completed the program on April 19th of that year, that weekend Give2Those will host a BBQ every year for all those who have completed the program to include all those who completed the program in prior years. This will be an opportunity to get to know other Military and First Responders (Police, Corrections, Fire and EMT) who too have competed the program.
Plaque of Honor- Every year at the BBQ the previous years class will come out and pick up a Plaque of Honor, in Memory of the Hero that they picked to Honor. Then they will be the one to get the Plaque of Honor to the family or ask Give2Those to step in and help get it to the family.
Reedy's Virginia Getaway in May for those who finish the Thin Line Program- Starting in May 2023 official date TBD, there will be an opportunity to get way on a four day trip to Reedy's Virginia located in the mountain tops in Virginia. This is a four day getaway will start on Thursday and end on Sunday. Everyone who completes the Thin Line Arrow Archery Program will be invited to attend. Once confirmed we will then email details as to where we will all meet. This weekend is about embracing the great outdoors, that means pitching tents, hang out by the campfire and enjoying stories with fellow Veterans and First Responders who understand what it means to serve and what comes with that service that only you can all relate too. This outdoor excursion is not formally structured, meaning it's a time to just relax and enjoy a peaceful getaway in the mountains where time is not a factor, but bonding with like minded men and women is. We looking forward to launching this in 2023 and will have More details in the future.
We will also keep you posted via email on up coming events that have to do with Archery, as it truly is a whole nother world!