Uncle Ted Visits Veterans in Grand Rapids for Archery Demo

May 15, 2013 | « back

In town for a stop on the Midwest Express with REO Speedwagon and STYX, Ted accepted an invitation to stop by and shoot bows with the men of Exodus Place – many of whom are military veterans. Read more about the exciting events that took place in the two articles below.

MLive.com: Rock legend Ted Nugent shoots bow and arrows with veterans, talks technique before rock show

As soon as Ted Nugent’s trademark camouflage cowboy hat poked into the cafeteria at Exodus Place in Grand Rapids, Doug Largent’s eyes lit up.


Nugent, in town to play a three-pronged rock show at Van Andel Arena with fellow musical veterans REO Speedwagon and Styx, stopped by the facility to shoot bows with the men on their way back into society after struggling with homelessness or prison, many of whom are veterans.

Exodus Place implemented bow and arrow shooting in February sponsored by the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP), which has brought the men together, providing them with something to focus on, Exodus pastor Ray Townsend said.

tn_bow1“These men finally have a target in life,” Townsend said. “They can focus on one thing, that bullseye. It’s been amazing the change it’s made in their lives.”

That rings true with Largent who was overjoyed when Nugent gave him some one-on-one bow instruction.

“I’ve been a Ted Nugent fan since I was 17 and my first concert was Nugent,” Largent said. “Ted Nugent is such a down-to-earth rock star and so friendly.”

[Find the full article at MLive.com.]

WoodRadio.com: Ted Nugent Visits Exodus Place

Ted Nugent took some time Tuesday evening for an archery demonstration with the men of Exodus Place in Grand Rapids.

The Motor City Madman was in town for a concert, but accepted an invitation to shoot with some the home’s residents, including military veterans.


Nugent displayed his trademark humor — “Any liberals want to check the targets for me?” — and also his well-known respect for military veterans, several of whom he met.

[Find the full article at WoodRadio.com.]