Whitetails Unlimited Grants $2,500 to S3DA
Whitetails Unlimited has granted $2,500 to the Scholastic 3D Archery program national headquarters, which brings the total year-to-date contributed to S3DA $11,000. Started in 2015, S3DA focuses on indoor and outdoor 3-D archery competition. It is an after school program that can be run not only through schools, but archery shops, churches, ASA clubs, fire stations, etc. Students choose their own equipment with no restrictions as to brand or company. S3DA is currently active in 36 states.
This past year, WTU has spent $900,000 on shooting projects and programs related to the WTU Staying on Target program. As a stout advocate for the perpetuation of the shooting sports, Whitetails Unlimited is helping build the next generation of shooters by supporting archery programs such as S3DA. These programs provide an introduction to youth archery and firearm fundamentals to help nurture a lifelong interest in the shooting sports, and ultimately expose the next generation to the sport of regulated hunting.
“S3DA’s growth is nothing short of amazing,” says Whitetails Unlimited Program Service Director Russ Austad. “They are an integral part in keeping our youth exposed to shooting sports and hunting.”
About Whitetails Unlimited:
Since our beginning in 1982, Whitetails Unlimited has remained true to its mission and has made great strides in the field of conservation. Thanks to more than 475 chapters, 107,000-plus members, chapter volunteers, and corporate sponsors, Whitetails Unlimited has earned the reputation of being the nation’s premier organization dedicating its resources to the betterment of the white-tailed deer and its environment. Our mission is to raise funds in support of educational programs, wildlife habitat enhancement and acquisition, and preservation of the shooting sports and hunting tradition for future generations. To date, Whitetails Unlimited has expended more than $85.7 million on program services and activities that continue to enhance, and ultimately foster, our mission.
Russ Austad, Whitetails Unlimited
Program Services Director: (920) 743-6777, Ext. 102