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USA Archery receives multiple grants to kick off outreach efforts in 2024

ByInside Archery

Feb 16, 2024

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Archery (USAA) has received two Multistate Conservation Grants for 2024, allowing for greater support of collegiate programs and to help grow the sport among those from under-represented populations.

These generous grants, courtesy of The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service , follow the incredible success of last year’s Multistate Conservation Grant for the Archery is For Everyone! national awareness campaign with Marvel Entertainment, LLC.

2024 GRANTS

  • Collegiate archery programs to recruit and retain 18-24 year-olds
  • Grow diversity among archery instructors nationwide to increase participation from under-represented populations

For collegiate, USAA will recruit 10 new colleges, and through the grant program provide the programming, equipment and instructor certification necessary to start a successful Collegiate Archery Program.

If you are a collegiate archer, coach, or involved in archery at your community level and know of a college interested in adding an archery program, contact collegearchery@usarchery.org for more information.

In addition, USA Archery has received funding to certify and train 30 instructors located in urban and suburban areas, who will also receive program materials and equipment to help support the start-up of a new Explore Archery Program and/or USAA club.

Mary Emmons, USA Archery Chief of Sport Performance and Operations, commented “USAA is grateful to The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for these grants, which allow USAA to establish new partners, certify new instructors and expand opportunities for youth and collegiate participation nationwide.

“Collegiate archery is a key component in the recruitment and retention of 18-24 year-old athletes beyond their time in college.”

For more information on USA Archery programming, events, and grants, visit www.usarchery.org.

About USA Archery USA Archery is the National Governing Body for the Olympic sport of archery in the United States. USA Archery selects and trains Olympic, Paralympic, World Championship, and World Cup teams, and develops archery at the grassroots level across the United States. For more information, visit www.usarchery.org.
Media Contact Sarah Boyd sboyd@usarchery.org
201.919.8050

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