Passion for archery and passion to help others are both attributes shared by National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP®) and Scholastic 3D Archery (S3DA®). Two of the most popular youth archery organizations teamed up recently to help the children of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. NASP® and S3DA® decided to host a joint fundraiser during the month of April and give program participants the opportunity to help others by donating. NASP® and S3DA® are extremely excited to share that $6,544.00 was raised for the children of St. Jude!
NASP® President Dr. Tommy Floyd said, “We are excited to have partnered with S3DA®. Both programs are filled with people that love archery and love helping others. The concept of harnessing the passion of the archery energy in both organizations was a no-brainer for us. We both loved the idea of emphasizing the value of helping others while our participants pursue excellence on the range.
S3DA® Executive Director, Holly Helton said, “A passion for helping youth is what led to the creation of the S3DA program. With this passion in mind, we have a longstanding commitment to consciously promote youth-centered activities, even those outside the normal realm of target archery. We are very pleased to be able to partner with NASP® to harness the power of giving for such a worthy cause.”
There was no cost for entering the virtual tournament event, and donations via the tournament website were encouraged. The top fundraising schools or teams, from both programs, will be recognized for their efforts, and several NASP® and S3DA® sponsors such as Morrell Targets, Easton Technical Products, and Delta McKenzie Targets have gotten onboard to offer prizes for the top donating schools or teams.
Dr. Tommy Floyd continued by saying, “As pleased as we are about this year, we are already excited about next year. We will discuss internally how to make this into something much bigger in the future. NASP® and S3DA® want to challenge all youth shooting sports organizations to join us and make the St. Jude Children’s Hospital spring fundraiser an annual event. We think this joint effort proves what we already knew. Our people are not only passionate about archery, but they really enjoy helping others that are going through difficult times. We understand the positive power of the shooting sports to help others!”
The National Archery in the Schools Program promotes international-style target archery as part of in-school curriculum, to improve educational performance and participation in the shooting sports among students in grades 4-12. To learn more about NASP® visit: https://www.naspschools.org
The mission of the Scholastic 3-D Archery (S3DA®) Program is to foster, educate, and guide youth in the areas of indoor target, 3D, and outdoor target archery as well as safe, ethical bowhunting practices. The goal of the S3DA® program is to provide archery, conservation, and bowhunting opportunities for young people in after-school settings as well as with archery-affiliated clubs and businesses in the community. We provide an effective after-school archery program, focusing on Indoor 5-spot, 3D, and Outdoor Target archery and the certification and tools to deliver the instruction to youth. To learn more about S3DA® visit: www.s3da.net