The activity is free and open to any interested children who visit the Base Camp area. Admission to the Games is free.
TWO-SPORT STAR Randy Hendrix is no stranger to the Great Outdoor Games. The Clemmons, N.C., resident has competed in target sports the past four years. From 2001-2004, Hendrix qualified to compete in both archery and rifle, leaving with three gold medals in archery. Rarely has an athlete demonstrated such consistent high-level performance in two sports. He has been hard at work preparing for this year, mostly concentrating on rifle targets with an objective in place. "I would like to place in the top 4 in rifle this year," Hendrix said.
Hendrix will compete in archery from 2-4 p.m. Friday and in rifle from 12:30-4 p.m. Saturday.
FREE SHUTTLE Great Outdoor Games fans who park at the Alliant Energy Center can take advantage of a free shuttle to Art Fair on the Square on Saturday, July 10 from 9 a.m.-10:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 11 from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
The shuttles will run every 10 minutes except for Saturday evening after 6 p.m., when they will run every 15 minutes. They will pick up at the Alliant Energy Center stop on Fairgrounds Drive next to Ag. Building 4 and at Capitol Square on the southeast corner of Doty and Pinckney streets.
INTERNATIONAL INFLUENCES Unlike most competitors in this year's shotgun competition, Andy Duffy brings a competitive background steeped in old English shooting traditions. Duffy, a New York native now living in Polson, Mont., has competed and won a number of shoots in England. He says the English shooting form is classic, the targets typically more technical and demanding, and the competitors more experienced. Despite the many different styles and pedigrees on display at the Great Outdoor Games, Duffy said, "The shooters here are every bit as good."
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