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Shoot for prizes (and potential Olympic dream) at Archer's Cup

The fifth annual Archer’s Cup is May 4 at the Pleasant Hill-Rocky Community Club. The competition is for all ages and benefits the community center. File photo

The fifth annual Archer's Cup is May 4 at the Pleasant Hill-Rocky Community Club.

To organizer Robert Adams, it's not just an event at which archers of all ages take aim at targets; it's one where children can take aim at dreams.

“There’s just something about archery ... when you get the right equipment in (children's) hands and they’re strong enough to pull it back,” he said. “Wouldn’t it be great if we had an Olympian come from this area one day?”

And why not, he asked. The Highland Lakes has already produced professional football and baseball players as well as an Olympic runner and silver medalist.

Registration for the May 4 event begins at 8 a.m. at the club, 123 Rocky Road in Hye. Archers need only show up before 1 p.m. to compete.

Registration for the adults division is $20 cash or check for up to three entries. A junior division for ages 16 and younger is free.

Police, fire, and EMS personnel as well as military members also shoot for free.

Adult archers will be given 15 arrows to shoot from distances of 25, 33, and 42 yards for prizes of $500 for first place, $300 for second, and $200 for third.

A bull’s-eye challenge from 70 yards is $5 for two arrows and a chance at $500, which will be split evenly if more than one person hits it.

Juniors will shoot from distances of 7, 12, and 16 yards.

Winners in each division get their name inscribed on the trophies.

Proceeds from the event benefit the Pleasant Hill-Rocky Community Club.

Call Adams at (512) 922-9532 for more information.

jfierro@thepicayune.com

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