Ground Breaking Ceremony


New Easton Archery Center at the Olympic Training Center, Chula Vista

Ground Breaking Ceremony

3.12.2013

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It was a very exciting day at the United States Olympic Training center in Chula Vista, California. Attending were members of the Olympic Training Center staff, Easton Foundations, the archery Resident Athlete Program members, USA Archery, construction crew and New Hope Community Church, all gathering for a milestone event as The Easton Foundations broke ground on the new Olympic Archery Training Center.  This new archery facility will be a state-of-the-art archery complex featuring an indoor 70 meter range, 18 meter indoor range for hosting large competitions, an indoor/outdoor training section, plus two outdoor practice and competition fields.  Additionally, the project includes brand new athlete housing that will be constructed at the same time as the archery center. The new housing will comprise some 60 bedrooms and is conveniently located a short distance from the indoor facility.

Tracy Lamb, Director of the OTC, gave some enthusiastic opening remarks about the excitement he and his colleagues feel over for the new center and the impact it will have on the sport of archery in the US.  Words were also shared from Bob Easton, architect for the project as well as the USA Archery National Head Coach Ki Sik Lee.    This archery center will give our athletes the best possible training environment and resources to reach their Olympic Dreams.  While the goal is to have the facility completed before the 2016 Rio Games to allow our current elite athletes better opportunities to train for the supreme event of sport competition, the center’s main impact will be on the many generations of archers to come. This Center reflects Jim Easton’s vision of creating long-term, sustainable success for our sport.  The center has been designed to support archers and programs on many levels, from our Olympic teams, to our youth development programs.  The ceremony was a tremendous kick-off for what is to be one of the premier archery training facilities in the world. In closing, Pastor Cox, Senior Pastor from New Hope Community Church prayed for the construction crew’s safety and God’s blessing on the project and the many lives it would touch.