Williamsburg, KY – Tennessee S3DA archers returned to western Tennessee for the third time this season to compete in an Indoor Regional Qualifier sponsored by Mack’s Camo Connection. Over one hundred archers from twelve S3DA teams shot over the course of five flights beginning Friday evening and concluding Saturday evening. While this event is normally held at Mack’s range in Atwood, Tennessee, the Tennessee S3DA staff decided due to the continuation of COVID restrictions the event would be moved to the Carroll County Civic Center. Tennessee S3DA staff issued guidelines that included: temperature checks at the entrance, hand sanitizer stations, restriction of one spectator per archer, required face masks except for when in the act of shooting and a maximum of twenty-two archers per flight. This was the third Indoor regional Tennessee S3DA was able to host at the Carroll County Civic Center this year and the largest S3DA tournament ever held in western Tennessee.
All Tennessee S3DA archers must compete in three Indoor Regionals as well as the Indoor State Championship to qualify for the coveted Shooter of the Year belt buckle given to the top scoring archer in each division. Many of the archers that competed in this event have already shot in five or more regionals this season, but they continue to compete and improve scores at each event. Despite all the unforeseen circumstances, TN S3DA participation continues to climb.
About Scholastic 3-D Archery
Scholastic 3-D Archery (S3DA) is a unique, family-oriented youth archery program which has grown exponentially across the United States as a next-step initiative to follow introductory archery programs. The mission of the Scholastic
3-D Archery program is to foster, educate and guide youth in the areas of 3-D, 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 students participate in 3-D and target archery using compound and traditional archery equipment. Students can participate at local, 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 young archers, grades 3–12.
Contact the Scholastic 3-D Archery National Office at:
www.s3da.org or 225 North 3rd Street, Williamsburg, KY 40769, Ph: 606.524.3685
Media contact Kayla Bolton at firstname.lastname@example.org, Ph: 423.494.2204