Last year, by accident I met a man who has the same passion for archery and helping young people that I do. José Bobadilla has worked hard to collect a couple bows, arrows a target and a humble location in a park of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. I was so struck by his passion that I had my dad at home box and send my own collection of used bows and arrows to help his program grow.
This summer I am going to return again to Language School for Spanish and also work to bring archery equipment and instruction to Puerto Vallarta Youth Archery Program.
If you would like to contribute used archery equipment or donations to purchase youth bows, please contact me. Some day I would like to see us compete together in a NASP Tournament: archers from the US and Puerto Vallarta.
My goal is to raise funds for 6 bows (Easton Recurve or Matthews Genesis), 50 arrows and 3 targets (just covers), bow cases and arrow cases, misc replacement equipment and shipping. Total estimate with Recurves – $1400, with Genesis – $2400.
Here is a photo of the school youth program using some of the equipment that I sent them. Their school program mascot is the “Dolphins” (delfines).
Contact Tom Wilkinson – firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 319-361-3535