WE ARE A STATE AND NATIONALLY REGISTERED 501C3 NONPROFIT, YOUR DONATION IS TAX DEDUCTIBLE.
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Your generous donation will go towards adapting equipment to an archers specific needs. Also in the future we hope to add an indoor range and coaching for para archers. Thank you!
THANK YOU BRIDGET CONDON FROM ABC11 FOR THE INTERVIEW!
We were honored to be interviewed by Bridget Condon at ABC11 in Raleigh at First Flight Archery. Check out the article and video to learn more about us.
WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT WITH YOUR HELP WE WILL SPONSOR THIS AWE INSPIRING FEMALE VETERAN. INJURED ON ACTIVE DUTY SHE WAS TOLD SHE WOULD NEVER WALK AGAIN. DEFYING THE ODDS SHE RAN NUMEROUS MARATHONS INCLUDING THE BOSTON MARATHON FOUR TIMES. NOW WHEELCHAIR BOUND SHE HAS BECOME AN ARCHER STRIVING TO DON THE UNIFORM AND REPRESENT HER COUNTRY ONCE MORE ON AN INTERNATIONAL STAGE AS A NEW PARA ARCHER. PLEASE HELP US REACH HER GOAL OF RAISING $2000 BY JANUARY 8, 2021.
Candice will participate as a recurve para archer. She was invited to participate as a self-funded para with the US International Para and desperately needs your help.
Learn more about Candice below.
I am a parathlete - I am a marathoner - a triathlete and, as of June, an archer.
I sustained a TBI and an incomplete spinal cord injury at the level of C6-C8 and L5/S1 while serving on active duty for the US Army and was told I would never walk again Dec 1999. With God's grace, I ran my first marathon in 2015 and continued to run until 2020, on a quest to run a half marathon in the 50 states + DC, all while sharing my testimony with at least 1 person in every state. I have 4 states left.
Since March I have not been able to maintain full-time employment due to a fall. After my fall, I have had to use a wheelchair. Instead of being depressed and giving up I keep moving forward. I found the sport of archery and began my journey June 22nd as I continue to inspire recovery through my committment to exercise. I had the opportunity to compete at the National Events as an able body competitor along side top archers and Olympians in California in October and Florida in November. My goal is to ultimately be the best archer I can be and work towards making the US Olympic team for Paris 2024.
I was recently invited by USA Archery (USAA) to a self-funded position on the team for the 2021 Para Pan Am Championships in Mexico. It will be a chance of a lifetime to become internationally classified, don a uniform to, once more, represent my country, travel along side the US Para archery team and compete on the international stage. USAA will be invoiced for my participation and I will have to pay in full the amount of the invoice. They have not provided itemized costs, but the fee covers hotel, ground transportation, meals, Medex insurance, uniforms, and USAA processing fees. I will have to pay additional costs such as flight, mandatory COVID testing, or quarantine days if applicable.
If you would like to support me, I always welcome prayer and I promise to send praise reports. If you would like to support financially, I promise to keep you updated on the funds raised and the progress.
Thank you so much for helping me on this part of my journey. May God continue to bless and keep you.
Please consider helping us support Candice. You can donate by clicking on the donate button at the top of the page.
GX4 ADAPTIVE ARCHERY WELCOMES YOU
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Our mission is to help make archery accessible for everyone. No matter whether you are a disabled Veteran, someone born with a limitation or disability or you acquired some other physical limitation and want to enjoy the sport of archery recreationally, we are here for you. Maybe you’d even like to compete in local, national or international sports competition, let us help you get started in adaptive archery.
Our journey into adaptive archery began in 2019 and we have definitely had our struggles!
The limited availability of information and equipment has led us to fabricate our own through trial and error.
We would love to help you get started and possibly avoid some of the frustrations that we have encountered. We offer training and adaptation of equipment to get you ready for bow hunting or local, national and international amateur archery competitions. Please contact us for more information.
The many versions of our shoulder mounted release
OUR CURRENT MODIFICATIONS
We used a thermoplastic sheet of splinting material to make our mold for the shoulder brace . After completing the mold we formed fiberglass over it to make our actual brace.
To make it more comfortable we coated it with bondo and glued a sheet of foam on the inside.
We have a strap on the front that attaches to a belt loop and another on the back. We also have a belt that goes around the waist and over the bottom of the brace to keep it secure.
Our current setup as of May 2020 includes:
Hoyt Invicta 37 left hand
30-40lb draw weight
26”-27” draw length
Hamskea Trinity Hunter Pro arrow rest
Hamskea peep with “C” clarifier
Axcel Achieve XP left hand 6” carbon bar compound sight
Axcel scope AV-41 and AV-31
DeadCenter Diamond series stabilizer bars
Optix 300 6x and 8x lens
Modified T.R.U. Ball Beast XT Hybrid release
Easton SuperDrive 23 arrows
Our previous setup includes:
Mathews Mission Zone compound bow
Axcel Achieve XP 6” carbon bar
Axcel Scope AV41
Optix 300 8x lens
Hamskea peep with C clarifier
modified T.R.U.Ball Beast release
Easton SuperDrive 23 arrows
Let us help you get ready for competition with your own custom adaptive equipment.
REMEMBER TO SHOP LOCAL
Please remember to support your local archery shop. They can give you a great deal on equipment and help you set it up properly. Many shops also have ranges and offer classes.
We have to drive an hour to our closest shop but they offer great customer service that can’t be bought on the internet. Thank you First Flight Archery, Raleigh, NC for all of your help with our endeavors! If you are local or just visiting the area, check them out. You won’t be disappointed.
MEET OUR TEAM
Coach and fabricator
Gary started GX4 Adaptive Archery with the vision and drive to improve the resources available to help make archery more accessible for all abilities. He is focused on developing the organization with ingenuity and integrity.
Team product tester
Our resident “guniea pig”. Wendy is the reason we started this new adventure. She is partially paralyzed on her left side as the result of a hemorrhagic stroke. She is happy to find a sport that she can participate in and hopes she can inspire others to try archery.
No explanation necessary.
MORE ABOUT US
We are now a 501c3 nonprofit organization!
We began this journey in 2019. Since then we have made several improvements to our adaptive equipment and are constantly working on equipment modifications. We are happy to share anything that we have learned with you. We also welcome any question, suggestion or recommendation that you may have! Let us help you get ready for Bowhunting or competition, whether nationally or internationally, with your own equipment or with our help from our modifications. We would love to hear from you.
PARTNER WITH US
Our organization always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you, with every contribution going towards making GX4 Adaptive Archery an even better Non-Profit Organization than it already is. We want to provide you with the correct and appropriate information pertaining to your mode of support, so don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions.
VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME
This is one of the simplest ways to help out our cause. We believe the best way for our initiatives to be successful is for the community to actively get involved. This is an easy and efficient way of contributing to the great work we do at GX4 Adaptive Archery. Get in touch with any questions about how you can Volunteer Your Time today.
MAKE A DONATION
Want to join our efforts but not sure where to start? Make a Donation and take advantage of this incredible opportunity to lend your support. It’s a great way to contribute to our cause, and every little bit counts towards paving the path for a better tomorrow. Get in touch with us today for more details about how you can help.
Behind the Scenes
Here at GX4 Adaptive Archery, we’re committed to investing our expertise and resources in order to further achieve our cause. We are looking forward to supporting our community members in a variety of ways and measuring our success not by monetary size, but by more qualitative measurements such as the scale and effectiveness of our efforts. Just imagine what we can achieve together! Join us in our efforts to equip everyone with the adaptive equipment they will need to participate in national and international amateur archery competitions.