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Shoot for Life is a dedicated nonprofit organization that aims to promote and advance the sport of archery with integration into the outdoors while positively impacting the lives of individuals and communities. We firmly believe in the transformative power of archery, both as a competitive sport and as a tool for personal development, empowerment, and mental well-being. Part of our pursuit is to integrate first responders, veterans, and children with their families back in the outdoors. 

At Shoot for Life, we are passionate about archery and its ability to instill discipline, focus, and resilience. Our organization is committed to providing accessible opportunities for individuals of all ages and backgrounds to engage with the sport, regardless of their previous experience or skill level. Whether you are a beginner looking to learn the basics or an experienced archer seeking to refine your technique, we offer a range of events, programs and resources tailored to your needs.

Our archery programs are designed to nurture both the physical and mental aspects of the sport. Through expert leaders, state-of-the-art training facilities, and a supportive community, we strive to help individuals reach their full potential. Our experienced leaders and volunteers are dedicated to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment where individuals can develop their skills, build confidence, and experience personal growth.

Shoot for Life believes in the power of archery to transcend boundaries and bring people together. We actively foster a sense of community and camaraderie among archers, promoting teamwork, sportsmanship, and mutual respect. Through local events, competitions, and collaborative initiatives, we encourage connections and friendships that extend beyond the range, creating a network of support and encouragement.

Beyond the sport itself, Shoot for Life is dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of those we serve. We actively engage with communities, schools, and organizations to promote archery as a means of empowerment, particularly among youth and those who face PTSD. We believe that archery can teach valuable life skills, foster personal growth, and enhance mental well-being. By providing access to archery programs, equipment, and resources, we strive to inspire individuals to overcome challenges, set and achieve goals, and develop a lifelong passion for the sport.

As a nonprofit organization, Shoot for Life relies on the support of generous donors, volunteers, and partners to fulfill our mission. Together, we can expand our reach, create more opportunities, and positively impact the lives of individuals through archery.

Join Shoot for Life today and experience the transformative power of archery. Together, let's aim for personal growth, community building, and a lifelong love for the sport.

Our Mission

The mission of Shoot for Life is to bring hope and healing to individuals and their families suffering from the effect of life-altering illnesses.

We do this through a collaborative approach to provide awareness in group settings to generate funding for programs, research and treatment that eradicates life-altering illnesses and diseases in hopes of creating a world where every person is allowed the right to survival, prosperous lifestyle, and fair medical treatment.

By partnering with the community, service organizations, and private sector business to combine resources; we can effectively execute our mission.

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A Direct Action Focus


When you partake in a Shoot for Life event, you can do so knowing your support goes directly to programs that provide immediate relief for that illness.  At our event we also provide direct action by gifting a brand-new bow to nominated veterans.  In hopes to share a new found Place of Peace.




Why a Bow


When you are shooting a bow, your mind is focus on sending an arrow down range.  In order to do that, that requires mental focus on how you draw the bow, settle on each anchor point, find your mark, and release the arrow in one fluid soundless motion.  Archery aides in mental clarity and provides therapeutic properties while engaging in the sport. It is within our mission to reintroduce/integrate first responders back into the outdoors with the devotion to archery.


Shoot for Life Welcomes Marathon Petroleum as a Corporate Community Sponsor - 


Shoot for Life's mission is carried out effectively with the help of a committed team of board members who strive to make a positive impact on communities. The organization to expand its reach to as many communities as possible to provide hope and support. The team is grateful for the dedication and expertise of its members who contribute their time and energy to the cause.


          Tom D. Spisz                        Andrew Q. Smith                   Nathan Peters                                   Ashley Sprague                           Trevor Hatch

President                              Vice President                       Treasurer                                        Secretary                                      Board Director

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