The National Archery in the Schools Program will host its national tournament in Louisville, Kentucky May 8 & 9, 2009.
Student archers from 30 states in elementary, middle and high schools will compete in the tournament. Over 3500 students are expected to compete, and some will vie for over $14,000 in scholarship money.
Thirty-six state tournaments were conducted over the course of the spring, and the champions from each state have been invited to compete in the national tournament, which is expected to be the largest archery tournament in the United States.
The National Archery in the Schools Program began 7 years ago in Kentucky , and now has chapters in 46 states, 5000 schools, and has expanded to Canada , New Zealand , Australia , and South Africa . One millions students are expected to participate in the current 2008-2009 school year.
The tournament will be held at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center from 10am-6:30pm on Friday, May 8 and from 9:00am-4:00pm on Saturday, May 9, 2009. More information is available at http://www.nasparchery.com/ or by calling 802-865-5202.
I will be at the event on both Friday and Saturday and will post info and results here on my blog. I will also be writing a feature story about the event that will run in the July issue of Midwest Outdoors.