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Archers test skills, aim for ALS cure at Allen Brothers Outdoors

More than two dozen archers took aim at deer, hogs, turkeys and a bear Saturday at the Allen Brothers Outdoors Clubhouse. Their real target, however, was helping find a cure for a disease named after former New York Yankees baseball great Lou Gehrig.

Photos by Ray Jones


The third annual Bladen County Aim for a Cure ALS Benefit Archery Shoot raised money for the ALS Association of North Carolina.

Alex Daniel and Sandra Robbins founded Bladen County AIM for a Cure in conjunction with Steven’s Stompers, an ALS awareness and fundraising group. Steven Davis, who is Robbins’ brother, was diagnosed with ALS in 2012.

Archers of all ages and skill levels tested their skills on hunting course set by It was designed to put bow hunters in situations that may be faced in the woods. Decoys were placed in brush, partially hidden behind trees or, in the case of the bear, seen walking across a path. Hunters were awarded points depending on whether the shot was the “kill zone.”

There also was archery classes, games, door prizes and raffles.

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