Pasadena Roving Archers (PRA) has been “dedicated to the art of the bow and arrow in the Lower Arroyo Seco since 1935.” Incorporated as a non-profit organization, PRA is home to archers of all ages, ability levels and interests; beginners, weekend enthusiasts, regional, state, national and international champions and maybe a future Olympic Gold medal winner. The one thing they have in common is the sport of archery. The club invites membership from everyone in the archery community.
The range is located in the historic Arroyo Seco in the City of Pasadena, California. The Arroyo, as it is known, is a natural valley carved by the waters flowing from the San Gabriel Mountains. Its most famous occupant is the Rose Bowl stadium, host to the “Granddaddy of them all”—the Rose Bowl Game on New Year’s Day. Archery in the Arroyo Seco has a long history with organized competition starting in the mid-1920s. Pasadena Roving Archers has been a part of that history and is charged with the responsibility of maintaining and operation the range.
PRA members provide hundreds of hours of volunteer service to maintain the range facilities and provide archery instruction to archers from 8 to 80+. All of the PRA archery instructors have been certified by the USA Archery Association. They have taken courses and passed tests on range safety and archery coaching techniques. Archery classes at the PRA range are a great way to get started in archery, learn new skills, meet great people and participate in friendly competition.
PRA has been the recipient of a grant from the Los Angeles Athletic Foundation to support our educational efforts for youth archery. The primary funding for the club’s activities are through member dues, shooting fees and donations.
The Pasadena Roving Archers is a 501(c)(3) public charity.