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Archery World Vancouver to hold charity shoot for local boy

Fundraiser competition will raise money for Wyatt Draper

VANCOUVER — Archery World Vancouver will host a charity shoot competition this Saturday, in support of the Draper family, whose 6-year-old son Wyatt has an incurable form of brain cancer.

Archery World Vancouver - Photo Courtesy of Archery World
Archery World Vancouver – Photo Courtesy of Archery World

The competition will take place from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. and cost $45 per person, which will include access to the two-lane shoot, raffle tickets and a Warrior Wyatt t-shirt.

Proceeds of the raffle and the shoot will go to help the family with any medical expenses during the time they have left to spend with Wyatt.

“We’re just trying to help the Draper family as much as we can,” said Megan Mallicoat, one of the owners of Archery World Vancouver. “They’re good customers of ours, and we just want to try to do what we can to help those in our community, and those in our customer base. It just felt like the right thing to do.”

Mallicoat has known Tyler Draper, Wyatt’s father, since she was 12-years-old. As family friends, she said they felt the impact of the situation from the start and wanted to help however they could.  

Archery World Vancouver WashingtonThe shoot will work like a normal competition, slightly different from a traditional bracket and more in a head-to-head style, Mallicoat said.  

Two lanes will operate, and with each flight shooters will gain more raffle tickets. Prizes have been supplied by several companies which make gear sold in the store.

The fundraiser is also a great opportunity to come see an archery tournament for those who have never been to one before, Mallicoat said. Spectators will be allowed to donate and purchase their own raffle tickets as well.

For more information on the tournament or how to support the Drapers at the event, visit Archery World Vancouver on Facebook and Instagram.

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