THIN LINE ARROW ARCHERY
ALL 2024 SLOTS ARE FILLED THAT BEING SAID WE ARE NOT TAKING ANY MORE APPLICATIONS AT THIS TIME.
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.
Spots are Limited once all spots are filled applicants will be put on the following years list.
ALL 2024 SLOTS ARE FILLED THAT BEING SAID WE ARE NOT TAKING ANY MORE APPLICATIONS AT THIS TIME.
All applications received after July 12 will be put on the 2025 list.
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.
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- Each May 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!
To Apply fill out application below:
Did You Know Bows were used in War all the way up until Vietnam?
Learn more by clicking on photo below
John Malcolm Thorpe Fleming Churchill—known as “Jack Churchill” to his friends, and later “Mad Jack” or “Fighting Jack”—was a professional soldier, son of an old Oxfordshire family. Born in Hong Kong, Churchill graduated from the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst in 1926 and was commissioned in the Manchesters, a storied regiment with battle honors dating back to the 18th century. The regiment had been raised as the 63rd and 96th Regiments of Foot and had shed their blood for Britain all acro
Lieutenant Commander Donald D. Sheppard, USN, of Coronado, California, aims a flaming arrow at a bamboo hut concealing a fortified Viet Cong bunker on the banks of the Bassac River, Vietnam on December 8, 1967. Lieutenant Commander Sheppard has found that the arrows shot from river patrol boats are the most effective means of eliminating such huts. Lieutenant Commander Donald D. Sheppard was actually the Commander of RIVRON 5, Section 51, part of Task Force 116.1; most decorated unit in Vietnam
On the far left is Canadian bow hunter Bob Graham carried a 55-pound bow with broadheaded arrows in an attempt to capture a North Vietnamese soldier as a prisoner. Shortly after his six man team was inserted, they were pinned down by enemy fire. Running low on ammunition and frustrated by their predicament, Graham let out a wild yell and began shooting arrows at the attacking North Vietnamese. The sight so stunned the enemy that they actually stopped firing and the team was safely extracted.
One of the most unusual weapons of war employed in a modern conflict was the bow and arrow. Special Forces units used the long bow, as well as the Montagnard crossbow as needed, primarily where stealth and silence were critical. The Montagnard crossbow, though not impressive to look at, was quite lethal and could pierce through a protective flack vest.
Heroes We Have Honored
You Are Not Forgotten – that's the central phrase behind the POW/MIA remembrance movement which honors America's prisoners of war, those who are still missing in action and their families. 82,568 American veterans are missing in action in conflicts dating back to World War II. Honored By: Jonathan Myette
1Lt.Scott Milley,23, of Sudbury, Mass.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Polk, La.; died Nov. 30 in Baraki Barak district, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using small-arms fire. Honored By His Brother: Steve Milley Jr. Honored By: Paul Johnston
Navy Commander Steve Tantama.Dr. Stephen Tantama, passed away on April 25, 2013, after battling cancer. He was 36, born to Sjarif and Rebecca on October 27, 1976. From Coral Springs, FL, he attended Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS and the University of Miami. He joined the Navy and was a Medical Officer in Quantico, VA before moving to the Naval Medical Center San Diego, becoming an attending physician in the Emergency Department and an Assistant Professor. He served 11 years. Honored by S.Goudie
Bronze Star recipient, was valiantly killed in action on Sept 4th while serving with Company B, 1st Battalion 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division in Ghazni, Afghanistan. Honored by: C. Winslow
MSG Richard M Zani On Friday, June 4, 2021, Richard M. Zani passed away. Rick devoted his life to a military career for 36 years and retired as a Master Sergeant in the 399th Combat Support Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Connor, his sister, Janice Zani, his brother, Robert Zani, and nephews, BZ Batte and Michael Zani Honored by: S. McKeating
MCSO Detention Officer Gene “Jim” Lee. Detention Officer Gene Lee succumbed to injuries sustained the previous day when he was assaulted by an inmate Lower Buckeye Jail. The inmate attacked Officer Lee without provocation, grabbing him by the neck and sweeping his legs out from below him. Officer Lee's suffered a severe head injury when his head struck the concrete floor. Other officers and jail medical staff provided aid until he was transported to Banner University Medical Center. He died the
Roland Joseph Joniec Born Feb. 23, 1920 KIA Feb. 22, 1945 Iwo Jima CPL 25 Marines 4 Marine Division World War II Honored By: Jeff Jonic
Samuel S. 'Sammy"' Crisafulli, Jr. Lieutenant Crisafulli was a dedicated member of the Natick Fire Department for 17 years. He perused a career in computers until he found his true passion as a paramedic. After many years he joined the Natick Fire Department. He loved his job, he was always helping people either at work or home. Honored By His Son: William Crisafulli
FDNY Freddy Matros Engine 9 Honored By: Michael Matros
Sean Gannon joined the Yarmouth Police Department in 2010. Gannon was part of the Emergency Management Unit, a part-time member of the Proactive Anti-Crime Team, and he was the first K-9 narcotics officer for YPD. Honored By: Samanta Lucas
Thomas B. Hughes Thomas served two combat tours in support of Operation Enduring Freedom with the Massachusetts National Guard. His first tour, 2010 -11, was with Charlie Company 1st BN 181 Infantry, Forward Operating Base Chapman, Khost, Afghanistan, then from 2012-13, with the 182 Engineer (sapper) CO, Kandahar, Afghanistan performing route clearance. Honored By: Will Hamade
23, of Fredericksburg, Va.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marines, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died May 12 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Honored By: Joshua Mellet
SO1 SEAL Jon Tumilson, 35, of Rockford, Iowa; assigned to an East Coast-based SEAL team; died Aug. 6 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when the CH-47 Chinook helicopter in which he was riding was shot down. Honored By: Ryne Pulliam
28, of Mercedes, Texas; died Dec. 21 near Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, when his patrol was attacked by a suicide bomber on a motorcycle. He was assigned to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, 11th Field Investigations Sq, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. Honored By: Nicholas Frustaci
MSG Jared Van Aalst,34, of Laconia, N.H.; assigned to the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died Aug. 4 at Kunduz province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained while his unit was conducting combat operations. Honored By: Nicholas Frustaci
Petty Officer 2nd Class Joseph D. Alomar of Brooklyn, N.Y., attended James Madison High School in Brooklyn. The last time he was in Brooklyn was nine months before shipping out for his tour of duty. During one of three one-week breaks he took his siblings ice skating in Central Park and enjoyed his favorite dinner of beans and fried chicken. He was 22. Honored By: Dylan Haldiman
Marine Veteran Cpl. Andy “Hamma” Best 59 years old,passed away suddenly on March 10th while on vacation in Daytona Beach, FL. Andrew served honorably in the United States Marine Corps from 1980-1984 and later worked as a truck driver in the Teamsters Union for over 30 years. Honored By: David Chapin
He was a World War II Era casualty on September 5, 1945. He served with honor in the United States Army Air Forces. 40th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron Honored By: David Marsolais
He was a World War II Era casualty on September 5, 1945. He served with honor in the United States Army Air Forces. He is remembered by the people of New York. 40th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron. Honored By: David Marsolais
He was a World War II Era casualty on September 5, 1945. He served with honor in the United States Army Air Forces. 40th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron. Honored By: David Marsolais
He was a World War II Era casualty on September 5, 1945. He served with honor in the United States Army Air Forces. Radio Operator, 40th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron. Honored By: David Marsolais
SSG Larry Clark