Tuesday, April 26, 2022

National Bowhunter Education Foundation Supports National Archery In The Schools Program

RAPID CITY, SD – The National Bowhunter Education Foundation (NBEF) continues to sponsor the National Archery In The Schools Program (NASP®) and will attend the 2022 NASP® Western Nationals and Eastern Nationals.

NBEF is the 2022 sponsor of the 1st Place High School Team Scholarship at the NASP® National Tournament in Louisville. NBEF Executive Director Marilyn Bentz will be on hand to recognize the winning team. Each of the 24 members of the winning team will receive a $1,000 scholarship. In addition to the scholarship sponsorship, NBEF will donate two Genesis bows to the winning school in NBEF colors for future archery instruction.

NBEF will attend the NASP® Western Nationals April 29-30 in Sandy, UT and will exhibit at the NASP® Eastern Nationals May 12-14 in Louisville, KY. These events feature teams and individuals that have met the required ranking and scoring criteria to attend. Scores from the Western and Eastern Nationals will be combined, and the top teams and individuals will qualify for the 2022 NASP® Open Championship Tournament to be held June 23-25 in Louisville KY. In addition, the top individual female and male archers from both events will qualify to participate in the NASP® scholarship shoot-off to be held at the NASP® Open Championship.

NBEF supports NASP® as a way to introduce young archers to bowhunting. NBEF shares information about its safety and success-focused bowhunter ed classes and informational materials with the thousands of NASP® participants, their coaches and families.

“These NASP® events are a wonderful way for us to engage with young archery enthusiasts and invite them to learn about bowhunting,” explained Marilyn Bentz, NBEF Executive Director. “For many it’s a natural extension of their interest in archery and conservation. NBEF solidly supports the NASP® organization and will continue to help move the program forward.”

NASP®’s mission is to promote instruction in international-style target archery as part of in-school curriculum, to improve educational performance and participation in the shooting sports among students in grades 4-12.

“We’re very grateful to have NBEF’s past and current support,” explained NASP® President Tommy Floyd. “Our organizations are working together and share a passion to get more young people into the shooting sports and into the outdoor lifestyle.”

Visit www.naspschools.org for event details.

NBEF helps bowhunters learn to be safe, successful and stewards of the sport. NBEF offers bowhunting instructional items, books, videos, 3-D models, apparel and more at nbef.org.

About NBEF

The National Bowhunter Education Foundation offers instructional content and tools for bowhunter education classes in the US. Helping bowhunters learn to become safe and successful hunters and stewards of the sport is important to the NBEF. NBEF provides the bowhunter certification and class content that some states and certain circumstances require to bow hunt. NBEF provides instructor training and certification.

NBEF oversees the International Bowhunter Education Program and works with the International Hunter Education Association and state agencies to coordinate a unified program. States may have additional requirements. Europe and other countries offer full reciprocity for the NBEF (IBEP) certification and conduct classes.

NBEF also oversees the International Crossbow Education Program and works with state agencies responsible for crossbow education to develop comprehensive online crossbow safety courses that teach students important laws and regulations, game identification, and safe, responsible handling of crossbow equipment.

NBEF is a 501(c)3 corporation that isn’t a membership-based organization. Tax-deductible donations to support this non-profit are welcome.

Learn more at nbef.org.



Kim Emery, Firefly Publicity, kim@fireflypublicity.com