VIDEO: Diablo Bowmen Archery Club Looking to Rebuild After the Morgan Fire

September 19, 2013 · 6 comments

Established in 1954, the Diablo Bowmen Archery Club in Clayton has promoted the spirit of archery in Northern California. The club has taught archery to boy scouts, girl scouts, young and old, beginners, experts, and every one in between, but unfortunately, the club was gutted by the recent Morgan Fire.

Lost in the fire was:

  • A trailer of equipment and 3D targets
  • 7 outhouses and shacks
  • Over 30 targets
  • 35 trees that prevent erosion
  • Over 50 benches and bow racks
  • 2 bridges

They’re looking for your help to rebuild, but they aren’t just asking for money. If you have extra money to spare, it would be very much appreciated, but they also need dozens of other items such as screws, caution tape, lumber, etc.

If you’d like to donate money, you can direct deposit it at Wells Fargo. Just ask to put it in the Diablo Bowmen Relief Fund, or you can mail a check to Diablo Bowmen Relief Funds, P.O. Box 70, Clayton, CA 94517.

Also, if you’d like to physically help them clean-up the property, you can attend one of their work-parties. They’re being held every Saturday in October from 8am-4pm on Oak Hill Lane in Clayton.

For more information on how you can help, please CLICK HERE and watch the video shown above.

Thank you.

1 Craig Cannon September 19, 2013 at 5:12 PM

This is such a nice gesture Mayor, allowing them to get the cry for help out on this News Blog. If I were in a better position, I’d pitch in. Archery is timeless, good clean fun, and character building for youth. Unlike some blogs, Claycord, Reports the disasters, then turns right about with solutions to “Get Better” from them. Nice Job, and the best to our friends at Diablo Bowmen! I know I will Spread the Word.

2 Killjoy September 19, 2013 at 5:17 PM

If I’m not mistaken, they will feed you lunch as well.
I’ll be out there at least two of those four days.

3 Killjoy September 19, 2013 at 5:24 PM

Oops. The web site says to bring your own food.
My mistake. Mea Culpa.

I’ll still be out there.

4 Paul Mchurtknee September 19, 2013 at 9:10 PM

At least a lot of the dead underbrush, limbs & twigs are gone now. Less fuel for a future fire. Sad that it hit the Jones Round (that was always my favorite). Hope the new bridge they build over the creek doesn’t wobble like the old one did!

5 True September 20, 2013 at 8:15 AM

My brother did Archery when he was in the Army loved it. Hope you get it all back together soon.

6 Old Timer September 20, 2013 at 12:55 PM

I grew up out there with the Westlands, Jensons, Greenways, Goldens, and a lot more when I was a kid. Every weekend for years. Work parties, shoots, exhibition team, all of it great! If you can help please do. There is no better place for families and fun.

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