“I want to thank all of you for your concern regarding my participation at the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show.
It was with great honor that I originally accepted the invitation to participate in the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show. My purpose in attending this show in year’s past has always been to help provide a deeper knowledge and understanding for the Olympic Shooting Sports and as a way to give back to my local community given its proximity to where I grew up.
As an Olympic gold medalist, passing on those values and knowledge has become even more important for me today. As an avid outdoors woman who grew in this sport in part due to my experience at ESOS, it’s a decision that doesn’t come easy but I have decided that I will NOT participate.
My decision is due to what I feel would be an inability as an Olympic athlete to represent my sport, industry and USA Shooting teammates in the best possible manner given the political climate that will be present as a result of the decisions that have been made.
The message that I hope to instill in the participants of the ESOS can only be muddled as a result of the current situation.
I look forward to my involvement in the Show in the years to come.”
Please click on her photo and thank her for her stand ! Thank you very much Jamie for standing with us…