Who We Are
The UT Archery club is a competitive and recreational sports club. At the start of each year, we welcome new members with a wide range of archery experience, from those who have never shot before to those who have competed for years. We provide equipment for all of our incoming archers and teach them everything they need to know to have fun shooting a bow on their first day.
Our 4 coaches work with each student individually to improve and learn. Throughout the year, we encourage archers to participate in competitions for practice, for community and team building, and, most importantly, for fun! At the end of each year, our new and returning members are ready to shoot at the annual national collegiate tournament in a 3-day archery event.
What We’re Fundraising For
We rely on 40 for Forty gifts to send archers to our national collegiate tournament in the spring. We strive to ensure that every archer who qualifies and wants to attend can compete, so we want to make sure finances are never an obstacle for our archers! We've sent archers to Ohio, Florida, California, and all over the US to compete. We also fund travel for more local or regional tournaments here in Texas to introduce our new members to tournaments. Without our generous donors, we would be severely limited in the experiences we could provide to each of our archers.
Tournaments are a great opportunity for archers to get involved in the archery community, make new friends, visit new places, and get valuable archery practice. We are optimistic about participating in the spring 2021 collegiate national tournament, and are looking at sending over a dozen archers to Virginia to compete.
We also use our funds to maintain and buy new equipment for our members, so that all those interested in archery, regardless of experience or financial situation, can participate in our club! Here's a quick rundown of what your donation could be used for:
$5 - New finger tabs! We use these to protect our hands from the bowstring
$10 - An arm guard! We use these to protect our arms from the bowstring
$25 - A new sight! So we can aim for gold.
$30 - 1 gallon of 100% isopropyl alcohol for cleaning literally everything we have. We've continued to practice safely during the COVID-19 pandemic and have welcomed 20 new members over the fall semester!