Williamsburg, KY – Scholastic 3-D Archery (S3DA) is a unique, family-oriented youth archery program which has grown steadily across the United States since 2012, as a “Next-Step” initiative to follow introductory archery programs. With the help from national, state, and local sponsors, S3DA is able to host archery events such as the recent Outdoor Target National Championship held in Fairfield, Ohio. Ohio S3DA State Coordinator, Billy Lawson traveled around the area and spoke with local companies about donations and sponsorships for the event. Several companies and organizations were more than willing to help, which included: Neyra Industries, Inc., On Target Heating and Cooling LLC, KDD Construction, LLC, Myron Bowling Auctioneers, and several Walmart stores.
Walmart has a “Volunteerism Always Pays” (VAP) program, which offers assistance from Walmart and Sam’s Club based on the hours of volunteering employees take part in with nonprofit organizations. Also, a couple of representatives from the local Walmart set-up a canopy on-site and provided archers, parents, coaches, and staff members with FREE bottles of ice-cold water. Walmart supports and invests in community projects through local giving, encouraging volunteerism, and through programs such as S3DA that strengthen the community. Walmart believes that volunteering will strengthen local community projects and create value for not only the business but the society.
Jason Marshall the owner of On Target Heating and Cooling LLC stated, “I have been competing in archery since I was nine years old. I have an extensive background in archery. I am more than happy to help in any way that I can when it comes to getting our youth outdoors. Back when I started shooting archery, they didn’t have programs like S3DA, or I would have definitely joined. With so much technology at our fingertips, it is nice to give the kids something to keep them outside. I want my love and passion for the sport of archery to pass on to the next generation.”
About Scholastic 3-D Archery
The mission of the Scholastic 3-D Archery program is to foster, educate and guide youth in the areas of 3D, indoor target, and outdoor target archery as well as safe, ethical bowhunting practices. The goal of the S3DA program is to provide archery and bowhunting opportunities to youth in after-school settings, as well as with archery-affiliated clubs and businesses in the community. S3DA youth participate in 3-D and target archery using compound and traditional archery equipment. Youth members can participate at regional, state, and national archery events and earn college scholarships from colleges and universities across the United States. 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 youth archers.
Contact the Scholastic 3-D Archery National Office at:
www.s3da.org or 410 Sycamore Street, Williamsburg, KY 40769, Ph: 606.524.3685
Media contact Kayla Bolton at email@example.com, Ph: 423.494.2204