Deer Hunters Association donates to Archery in Schools Program

Published 9:20 am Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Southern Gateway Chapter of MDHA has donated $500 to the Glenville-Emmons High School to be used in their grant application for participation in the National Archery in Schools Program (NASP). This program introduces Minnesota students to archery by providing schools with the best equipment, training and curriculum available at the lowest price.

Minnesota is among the leaders in the NASP, a physical education program that enables schools to provide high quality archery programming right in their gymnasiums. To participate, schools need the standard archery equipment and teachers need to get trained and certified as Basic Archery Instructors. The equipment costs about $3,000, but the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources offers matching funds that cuts the cost down to $1,500.

DNR provides training sessions all over the state for teachers and park and recreation departments for no charge. Certified instructors learn how to safely and effectively teach beginning archery, including the procedures used in archery competitions.

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