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Who Was Ann Hoyt?
Wife, huntress, keen business-women and a World Champion Archer, Ann Hoyt was the first person, man or woman, to have held a national and international championships in two different archery disciplines, target freestyle and field barebow.
Ann was the first woman to be inducted into the Archery Hall of Fame in 1972. She was a five-time NAA National Champion, and a Maurice Thompson Medal of Honor recipient. Ann's life passion was archery and she believed in learning how to shoot archery the correct way. The basic fundamentals and drive to win were important to Ann. She believed the JOAD (Junior Olympic Archery Development) program provided a perfect environment for young archers to develop their skills and perfect them so that one day they could be champions.
"Archery is a way of life for me. I eat and sleep archery and all the time I'm working at it or with it. The essence of archery is not in winning a tournament but in the enjoyment of participating and of sharing the spirit of sportsmanship and fellowship as manifested by the archers. The reward perhaps of personal efforts is a victory." - Ann Weber Hoyt
Ann passed away in 2008. To continue her work, she left a generous endowment to be used for the further development of JOAD, the Junior Olympic Archery Development program.
In appreciation and recognition, USA Archery has created the Ann Hoyt Legacy Fund to thank Ann for all she has done for the sport and to encourage others to support the cause for which Ann had so much passion.
"Ann was one of the most passionate and competitive archers I have ever known. Ann strongly believed in giving young archers an opportunity to live their dreams through the sport of archery. For that, I personally thank her." - Denise Parker, CEO USA Archery, Olympic Bronze Medalist
Please join us in supporting the future of youth archery.
The Ann Hoyt Legacy Fund provides sustainable, long-term support to JOAD, the Junior Olympic Archery Development Program. The fund is managed by the National Archery Association Foundation and oversight is provided by the NAA Foundation Board. Contribution checks for the Ann Hoyt Legacy Fund should be made out to the NAA Foundation with a note indicating they are to be put into the Ann Hoyt Trust account.
Your contribution can be mailed to:
Ann Hoyt Legacy Fund
c/o NAA Foundation
33 Greenmore Drive
Edmond, OK 73034
USA Archery would like to thank contributors to the Ann Hoyt Legacy Fund, with a token of our gratitude as follows:
Contributor of $20 to $99 will receive an Ann Hoyt Legacy Fund Lapel Pin.
Contributor of $100 to $199 will receive an Ann Hoyt Legacy Fund Lapel Pin, An Hoyt Legacy Fund Padfolio
Contributor of $200 to $499 will receive an Ann Hoyt Legacy Fund Lapel Pin, Ann Hoyt Legacy Fund Padfolio, Ann Hoyt Legacy Fund Luggage Strap
Bronze Contributor of $500 - $999 will receive an Ann Hoyt Legacy Fund Lapel Pin, Ann Hoyt Legacy Fund Padfolio, Ann Hoyt Legacy Fund Luggage Strap, and a Plaque
Silver Contributor of $1000 to $2499 will receive all the benefits of a Bronze Contributor plus a Silver Wrist Watch
Gold Contributor of $2500 to $4999 will receive all the benefits of a Silver Contributor with a Gold Wrist Watch
Platinum Contributor of $5000 plus will receive all the benefits of a Gold Contributor with a Platinum Wrist Watch