MOUNT JOY, PA — Kinsey’s is proud to announce our continued support of local youth archery clubs and events, including sponsorship of the local high school archery team, Boy Scout events, Kids Day programs and more. Kinsey’s involvement with these groups stretches back decades, and the company is thrilled to be able to work with children and teens to build their interest in the sport.
One way Kinsey’s has been able to contribute to youth archery has been sponsoring the local high school’s Archery Club for the past 11 years. Working with NASP and two physical education teachers at Donegal High School in Mount Joy, PA, Kinsey’s was able to help the educators get training and equipment to start the club. “Way back in 2005, my physical education colleague, Mr. Derek Nissley, and I were contacted about possible interest in receiving indoor archery equipment and instructor training in a new national archery initiative called NASP,” said Dr. David Eichler, Physical & Outdoor Education teacher at Donegal. “The original equipment (Genesis bows, arrows, targets and safety screen) as well as the fee for attending training was sponsored by Kinsey’s.”
“We take 16 students to the state tournament [each year]. Kinsey’s annually inspects, tunes and replaces (if necessary) any and all archery equipment for us and sponsors the archery team t-shirt. True appreciation and gratitude is to Kinsey’s, as without the company’s continued support, there would be no archery in physical education classes, nor an archery team. Literally thousands of Donegal High School students have been exposed to archery, and as their teacher and coach, I know the countless smiles of archery success has been noticed by me,” said Eichler.
Always an integral partner, Kinsey’s will become the primary sponsor of the Camp Mack Boy Scout Camp Shoot at the 24th annual shoot to be held April 8–9, 2017. The shoot attracts 800 archers a year and proceeds go to support the Boy Scouts and Lebanon-Lancaster Scout Council. There are five 20-target courses and novelties and the shoot also features a kids course.
“Kinsey’s has been a supporter since day one of this event,” said Sherri Gorman, Kinsey’s Vice President of Operations/Administration. “We recognized many years ago the importance of supporting events and organizations that introduce kids to archery. The Boy Scouts has been a longtime supporter of the sport that has been near and dear to the Kinsey family for more than 60 years.”