Former Long County student Cassandra Pelton recently learned that she had been selected to be a member of the U.S. World Indoor Archery Team.
Pelton learned of the news just before Christmas and said that in addition to representing the United States, she will also be representing Ludowici and Long County. Pelton and the rest of the U.S. team will travel to Ankara, Turkey, on March 16 to compete in the World Indoor Archery Championship.
To make the team, Pelton had to compete with other archers from all over the United States on Dec. 19-20 in a trials competition that was held in East Lansing, Michigan. Pelton was one of only three women to be selected.
Pelton’s father, Don, said he and the rest of the family are proud of her.
“I don’t have any buttons left on any of my shirts, I was so proud,” he said.
Though Cassandra Pelton did not make the 2016 U.S. Olympic team, she said she is training for a shot at making the 2020 team. She is currently a student at Georgia Southern, where she still competes as a member of the Southern Eagle Archery Team.
She also is the team president.
Don Pelton said the trip to Turkey will be expensive, and an account has been established if any business of individuals wishes to help with the costs.
“A GoFundMe account has been set up, and if anyone can help, it would really be appreciated,” he said.
To offer monetary support for Pelton, go to www.gofundme.com/indoorworldteam.