Underneath the Easton logo:
Underneath the Easton logo are two arrows. Easton has been making arrows since 1922. They also made all sorts of aluminum products like lacrosse sticks, hockey sticks, and baseball bats. I talked with an accountant with the Easton Family Foundation. He said they divested of their interest in everything but arrows. You can still find these other products with the Easton name, but it is probably just a licensing deal. The Easton corporation bought Hoyt and then used the funds from the sell offs to fund the non profit Easton Foundation.
Created by Jim Easton, CEO of Jas. D. Easton, Inc., the Foundations support the building and/or operation of outdoor and indoor archery facilities at city parks, schools, universities and sports complexes throughout the U.S. In addition to these facilities, the Foundations provide programs to train aspiring archers, trainers, coaches and administrators.
The first Easton Sports Development Foundation was created in 1984 with the mission to introduce this lifetime activity and historic Olympic-style sport of archery to more people in Southern California. The success of that effort led to the formation in 2006 of a second Easton foundation, Easton Sports Development Foundation II.
The archery centers are true hubs of USA Archery. There are three now, formerly four.
December 14, 2016
After much consideration, the Easton Foundations has decided to discontinue its archery program at the Easton Van Nuys Archery Center. The archery center, located at 15026 Oxnard Street, Van Nuys, CA will close permanently on Wednesday, February 1, 2017.
According to Caren Sawyer, Executive Director, the Easton Foundations’ headquarters will remain in this location after the closure, but will likely move to another location in 2017. The Foundation will also continue to operate its three state-of-the-art facilities in Chula Vista, Calif., Salt Lake City, Utah, and Newberry, Fla.