Nampa Paralympian Raises Funds For Trip To Rio
A Nampa woman is headed to the Paralympics in Rio at the end of July.
Samantha Tucker is a member of the U.S. Paralympic Archery Team and a United States Air Force veteran. In 2010, she lost her arm in a motorcycle accident.
She met a Paralympian gold medalist who introduced her to archery. She says she was hooked instantly. She started training, and was invited to archery clinics around the country.
The Paralympics in Rio start after the Olympic Games, so she's getting ready.
There's a fundraiser this Saturday at Elevation Chiropractic in Boise (10451 Garverdale Court) to help pay for her travel expenses. It's called the BullsEye Bash and goes from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. There will be a BBQ, auction, games, and a chance to learn how to shoot a bow with a lesson from the Paralympian herself.