Walnut High Archery Club volunteers at Ranges at Sports Clinics
Walnut High Archery Club (WHAC) volunteered at the El Dorado Archery Range and Angel City Sports Clinic collaboration in Long Beach Saturday, March 30.
Angel City Sports is a nonprofit organization that supports children, adults and veterans with disabilities participate in sports. Eleven members, ages 6 to 59, from Angel City participated in the workshop, their disabilities ranging from spina bifida to autism.
“I have done [this workshop] two years before, and this [is] my third year working this event. Since I had done it before, I knew what to expect and how WHAC could help with this event,” vice president sophomore Nausikaa Arai said. “Going into the event, I knew that it was going to be a great experience for WHAC, and it would show a different side of archery that not everyone gets to see.”
WHAC members helped set up and coordinate the workshop for adaptive archery. Their main role was to bond with the participants and assist in shooting, setting down bows and retrieving arrows. The club also made a donation of $47 from fundraising to Angel City.
“[I enjoyed] being able to handle the equipment, [hit] the target and [improve] on targeting and safety. [It’s] not really much, but it’s stuff I was happy to learn and experience. I’m there to help the club improve and grow,” club member senior Christopher Wen said. “[The athletes] are good people and have been through a lot, so we were happy to be with them.”
By Haixin Guo, Manager
Photo courtesy of Tadahito Arai and Air.cam