The smiles on their faces said it all.
A group of 3-year-olds slinging their first arrows downrange and hitting the bullseye on their first, second or third shot.
The shoot took place at the Stars Christian Academy in Grapevine yesterday, and kids ranging in ages from 3 to 10 took part in the event put on by Tomorrow’s Hunter — a nonprofit organization that helps reunite recently deployed servicemen and women with their children through hunting and fishing trips.
“This is community outreach,” said Executive Director Gino Attardi. “We hosted a shoot in Seagoville for military kids a few weeks ago and Fox News ran a story. We got a call from the academy and they asked if we could come out and put on a shoot for some of their summer campers. Of course, we said yes.”
The kids had a great time shooting arrows — the younger campers needed some assistance pulling back the youth bows — but all managed to hit the targets. Many did a “happy dance” after hitting the yellow bullseye.
Tomorrow’s Hunter has several shoots on area military bases in the coming weeks, and Attardi is organizing up to 50 hunting and fishing trips this fall for families of returning soldiers.
“We are having a sporting clays shoot at the Dallas Gun Club in November,” he said. “We are actively looking for corporate sponsors and we want to have 200 shooters participating.”
To learn more about Tomorrow’s Hunter, check out their website or contact Attardi at (505) 360-3336.
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