Journeys Fall/Winter 2016 - Page 6

A Sport for Any Age A Annette Young, 69, has always been up for a challenge, but when she went to her first basic archery class at the Cabarrus County Senior Center in Concord, she wasn’t sure if she could hold the bow and arrow properly. Now that she’s gotten the hang of it, she said it’s her favorite sport. “I went bonkers crazy. It’s a sport I can actually do and not have to move on my legs and knees and ankles, where I have some injuries,” Young said. Active Living and Parks introduced archery classes after the popular movie “The Hunger Games” debuted. They soon realized the sport was more appealing to adults than it was to kids and they began offering archery programs at the senior centers. 4 JOURNEYS Fall/Winter 2016