Cabarrus launched the program in October 2015
with basic archery classes and tournaments. More
than 200 participants have taken aim at targets
ranging from bull’s-eyes to balloons with bragging
rights on the line.
“Archery is one of many activities offered at the
Cabarrus County Senior Centers that make it possible for seniors to overcome notions of limitations,”
Park Program Manager Byron Haigler said.
The monthly 90-minute classes allow for one-onone instruction. Though the participants range in
age, skill and physical ability, everyone lights up
as they grab the bow and arrow and hear the support
of the classmates.
“Through technology and instruction on how to
overcome their personal challenges, our students
are finding they can participate at a level they didn’t
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Annette Young (pictured above) loves being able
to do something she never thought she could.