Lorig and her teammates say when Hollywood hits the bull’s-eye, archery is the beneficiary. All of a sudden, it’s cool to be a toxophilite (a student or lover of archery). Kids are asking for lessons, the USA Archery website is seeing a significant spike in hits, and more and more people are learning the difference between a quiver (the sack that holds the arrows) and the fletching (the feathers on the end of arrow).
“Absolutely there has been more attention to our sport since Hunger Games came out,” Lorig said. “We have a great sport, a unique sport, and it deserves this recognition. Hollywood is bringing archery out to the open more, and a lot of kids are loving it. I think it will be great if more kids start the sport, keep them off the street.”
Brady Ellison, the top-ranked American men’s archer, agreed.
“The movies have really raised the profile of archery and the media does a great job of keeping people interested,” he said.
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Melanie (Spectra) made a super awesome Hunger Games themed birthday cake for my birthday party last week. What an amazing job she did!
As you can tell by the above picture Mel used various themes from the Hunger Games Trilogy — from Katniss’ arrow to the symbolic roses that belong to President Snow!
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