Hello, my name is Kevin Polish Jr. ( KJ ) I am 34 years old. Target Archery is my passion along with competing around the world. I was tragically hurt in 1999 in a car accident on my way hunting, which left me paralyzed from the chest down. I was told by specialists around the states i would never shoot again... there is nothing KJ Polish can't do!! You follow a simple plan of determination and hard work and you can achieve anything your mind can conceive.
My goal is to be the best I can. I pratice every day at my hometown shop and help my fellow teammates when were all together so we can as one achieve our goals! I've spent my entire life from age 3 with a bow my dad customized for me in my hands, I spend everyday that i work doing the same for everyone that I can and anyone that wants to learn the sport I am as hands on as I can be! Everyone deserves to exceed and accomplish anything they can set their mind to. That's why I'm doing this rally to raise money to get to these shoots and perform in them. I've had dreams of gold as an USA OLYMPIAN not just as a para shooter as early as 6, I dont want to be confined to a category because of an accident, I want to compete with the best of the best, able bodied or para, and thats what your donations will help me do.
I will use the money that I raise for travel expenses and shoot entry fees. I do have great sponsors that provide all the equipment I use, but the travel expenses put a burden on me. I love this so much but the pressure of the expenses made me quit for 4 years. I love competing and really need the help.
Being in a wheelchair had taken my original love and passion of 3D Archery away from me. It was too hard to get around the woods after my accident. With not being able to get around, and having access to my parents buissness' indoor range, I decided to give Indoor Spot Archery a try along with Field Archery, and I fell back in love.
I would like to thank my parents Kevin and Christina, my sister Krystal, my grandparents, my fiance Shana for always being by my side. Also i would like to thank everyone that supports me in my hometown, and my doctors from Harmarville South and UPMC for never giving up on me and my dreams.
My sponsors include Mathews Inc. my primary equipment sponsor, Stanislawski releases, Bee Stinger, Easton, Truball, 30.06 Outdoors, Elevation, Bushnell, CR Archery Prosucts. Feather Vision, Inner Loc, and KJ's Pro Archery.
Thank you again to my family, my supporters, my sponsors. Also thank you to everyone in advance that takes the time to look at the campaign and share it, any amount honestly helps! Thank you! - Kevin Polish Jr. (KJ)