July 22, 2020
The National Archery in the Schools Program is proud to announce that Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s have become the Corporate Sponsor of the 2021 NASP® Educator and Coaches Conference. This highly anticipated event will be held in late July of 2021 at the Johnny A. and Genny Morris Conservation Center in Springfield, Missouri.
Following two very successful conferences in Kentucky in 2016 and 2018, the National Archery in the Schools Program began to look for a Midwest location to allow educators and coaches from an entirely new region to gain insights and tips available from experienced NASP® presenters. As in the previous two events, attendees may choose from a solid menu of topics presented by experienced NASP® educators on how to better serve student archers in a successful program in their school.
The fact that Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s is already a Gold Medal-level sponsor of NASP® as well the fact that the industry leader continues to be a tremendous advocate for conservation efforts and the promotion of the outdoor lifestyle, makes Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s an exciting natural fit with NASP®.
Bob Ziehmer, Sr. Director of Conservation for Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s said, “Conservation is at the core of who we are as a company. Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s is proud of our partnership with NASP®, that annually reaches nearly 2 million youth with the sport of archery.”
Roy Grimes, President of NASP® said, “From the very beginning of NASP®, and the training of more than 90,000 teachers, educators have sought ways to help their students maximize enjoyment and success in archery. Our prior two educator conferences were designed to help us, help teachers and their students. Now it is time to spread this wealth of knowledge”.
Tommy Floyd, NASP® Vice President said, “The tremendous outpouring of support from Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s continues to humble us in our efforts to promote the sport of archery with every student in grades 4-12. We are so excited to again be able to offer a conference-style learning experience for NASP® educators. This conference will consist of concurrent sessions from experienced NASP® presenters where attendees will choose from a menu of topics that are vital to offering a quality experience for student archers. Each attendee can gain years of wisdom and experience from interacting with these successful NASP® presenters. We are also very grateful to Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s on behalf of the thousands of young people that will be positively affected from these training sessions.”
Under the visionary leadership of noted conservationist and Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris, today the company is a respected leader in introducing new audiences to the outdoors by helping connect millions of kids to nature through bold partnerships with national and grassroots community organizations.
For more information on the 2021 NASP® Educator and Coaches Conference, as well as information on other upcoming events offered, visit: naspschools.org