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Since the start of the 2010 USA Archery season, 2008 U.S. Olympian Brady Ellison is dual focused on the archery X. First and foremost, Ellison is dedicated to notching as many Xs this year to improve his overall ranking within the United States. The 21-year-old originally from Glendale, Ariz., is also trying to X-out breast cancer with Brady's Shoot for the Cure Campaign.
The campaign has started with a resounding acceptance at the 2010 Arizona Cup where participants and fans stopped by to purchase pink wristbands and make donations. Ellison, who was a member of the 2009 World Championship team for men's recurve, not only won the Arizona Cup, but raised more than $3,300 for his campaign.
At the Texas Shootout in College Station, Ellison fell short of the platform, but did raise another $565 for his campaign. He established a new national record at the Texas Shootout in the qualifying round, and finished fifth overall.
Up next for the upcoming Olympic hopeful is the first stage of the 2010 World Cup in Porec, Croatia, May 5-8.
To support Ellison's drive to X-Out Breast Cancer, people can pledge based upon Ellison's scores and accomplishments throughout 2010. Individuals can support Brady by a single event, multiple events, and the entire season. Also, individual can pledge support for Brady's total Xs, 10s and podium finishes throughout the year. Ellison's competition schedule can be found by clicking here.
Individual archers can download an Archer Pledge Form to join in the fight against breast cancer. Individual donations are being accepted by sending a check to: Brady Ellison, Shoot for the Cure at 18015 N 75th Ave., Glendale, AZ 85308.
Lastly, individuals interested in supporting Ellison's charitable cause can purchase the popular pink wristbands for $5 each. All proceeds from the wristband sales will go to the Phoenix Affiliate of the Susan G Komen Foundation.
For more information, please contact Julie Nichols, Campaign Administrator at [email protected] or (928) 970-6024.
Make sure to check back frequently at USA Archery will be following Brady's Shoot for the Cure.
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