The Lancaster Archery Foundation pitched in to help Team USA travel to the 2022 World Archery 3D Championships in Italy later this summer.
The nonprofit organization is contributing $500 per archer to be used to offset costs associated with traveling to the tournament, scheduled for Sept. 4-10 in Terni, Italy.
USA Archery in early June selected 24 archers to represent the nation at the world championships, which are held every two years.
The archers were selected through a trials competition held just prior to the ASA’s TRU Ball/Black Eagle Pro/Am in London, KY., June 1-2. Three male and three female archers each were chosen to compete in the Barebow, Traditional, Longbow and Compound divisions at the world championships.
“Our archers make tremendous sacrifice to qualify for this event, train and prepare for success, and to compete at the highest levels of international competition,” said USA Archery CEO Rod Menzer. “USA Archery sincerely thanks the Lancaster Archery Foundation for easing the financial burden on our archers and for supporting them on their road to bring home the gold.”
“We are thrilled to be able to help the archers who recently qualified to compete for Team USA in Italy at the World 3D Championships make their way to this prestigious tournament that’s only held every two years,” said Rob Kaufhold, president of the Lancaster Archery Foundation. “We know it’s an honor and a dream for them to be able to represent the United States on the world stage, and it’s our honor to be able to help them reach that stage. Good luck Team USA!”
Based in Lancaster, Pa., the Lancaster Archery Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to expand, develop and promote 3D and target archery to help people improve their confidence, discipline and leadership skills through participation in competitive archery.
For more information on the foundation’s work, visit lancasterarcheryfoundation.org.