Williamsburg, KY – Scholastic 3-D Archery has named Jack Fares of Grand Rivers, KY as the Vice President of the S3DA Board of Directors. Jack will work with the Board of Directors and other S3DA Administrators to plan, develop and enforce S3DA policies and objectives for the S3DA organization to maintain values and meet established goals. Fares has extensive business experience having bought a Harley-Davidson dealership in 2005 as well as building a new 55,000 square feet dealership, which became one of the top twenty-five Harley-Davidson dealerships in the country. In 2017, Jack decided to follow other interests and sold all his businesses. With Jack’s experience in the business industry, he will contribute to S3DA in a variety of ways including sales, profitability requirements, strategic planning, evaluation, customer base and markets.
Jack attended Evansville College. Upon graduation, he spent the next six years in the United States Air Force. During the next thirty years he flew for Northwest Airlines as a Pilot. In 2015, Jack built a state-of-the-art indoor gun range next to the dealership where he met Archery Coach Tom Patterson, who told him about the NASP program. After that meeting, Jack started working on getting the program into his granddaughter’s school. It took two years, but with the help of Tom, they were successful.
In 2016, Jack’s granddaughter was introduced to S3DA and shot her first tournament. Jack stated, “From that time forward, I have been very impressed with not only the organization but with the people involved with S3DA. It seems like the more I found out about the program, the more I wanted to be a part of the organization.” Jack became an S3DA Coach and helped during both the Kentucky State and National S3DA Tournament events. When S3DA Executive Director, Jennie Richardson asked Jack if he would like to be a representative on the S3DA Board of Directors, Jack did not even contemplate the decision. Jack stated, “I knew if I could help one more child be introduced to archery it would be worth it.”
Jack Fares, S3DA Vice President stated, “I believe over the next 5 to 10 years, S3DA can become one of the largest archery organizations in the country. I want to thank all the great sponsors, staff, National, State and Regional Coordinator’s, coaches, parents and of course the archers for their support and dedication to this program. We would not be where we are today without everyone’s contributions. My goal is to see S3DA grow at a pace from which we can continue to give a first-class experience to all our archers. S3DA not only sanctions archery tournaments in all three disciplines but they provide education on hunting and wildlife conservation. Many S3DA students, parents and coaches are active hunters. I would like to see a mentoring program implemented to assist our coaches that have never hunted before so that they could help pass it along to our youth archers. We want S3DA to be active in every state.”
Started in December 2012 by the Scholastic Archery Association, S3DA has grown exponentially as a next step program to follow introductory programs offered as part of 4-H or the National Archery in Schools Program. S3DA addresses the need for a program to bridge beginning target archery experience and more advanced activities such as 3-D shooting and bowhunting. The program currently operates across the United States with hundreds of certified coaches serving thousands of young archers, grades 3–12.
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