Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Central Michigan Goldstars Hosts Michigan S3DA Indoor Regional

Williamsburg, KY – Approximately, 82 archers from across the state of Michigan gathered in Stanton, Michigan at the Central Michigan Sportsman’s Club for the second Michigan S3DA Indoor regional of the 2023 competition season. Many of the archers were excited to see each other, as they had not been able to shoot together since last season. There were also quite a few first-time archers that made their archery debut. With multiple line times throughout the day, all reaching max capacity, archers displayed incredible skills with some top-notch scores.

Michigan S3DA State Coordinator, Cara Waite said, “Seeing the first-time archers shoot was one of the most exciting parts of the day. To watch them turn and walk off the line with a smile from ear to ear makes all the work that goes into an event worth it. As archers took their targets faces down, they all made a b-line back to their parents to show them their target and share their scores. Everyone was so positive today with the archers no matter the age or team.”

Parent, Sara Chapman, has a son who is shooting in S3DA for the first time this year. She is thrilled he has this unique opportunity available. She said, “He has learned so much in such a short time. I like the structure of this program and the routine that it creates for us.”

Eagle archer, Jase Delamater stated, “I like the feeling of nervousness. Then, I like to conquer that nervousness once I get into shooting. I enjoy the fact that even though I am competing against some of my friends that we don’t take anything personal, and we help each other out and encourage one another to shoot the best that we can.”

Visit the Michigan S3DA Facebook page to learn more about this program!

About Scholastic 3-D Archery

Scholastic 3-D Archery (S3DA) is a unique, family-oriented youth archery program which has grown exponentially across the United States as a next-step initiative to follow introductory archery programs. The mission of the Scholastic

3-D Archery program is to foster, educate and guide youth in the areas of 3D, indoor target, and outdoor target archery as well as safe, ethical bowhunting practices. The goal of the S3DA program is to provide archery and bowhunting opportunities to youth in after-school settings, as well as with archery-affiliated clubs and businesses in the community. S3DA youth participate in 3-D and target archery using compound and traditional archery equipment. Youth members can participate at regional, state and national archery events and earn college scholarships from colleges and universities across the United States. S3DA addresses the need for a program to bridge beginning target archery experience and more advanced activities such as 3-D shooting and bowhunting. The program currently operates across the United States with hundreds of certified coaches serving thousands of youth archers.

Contact the Scholastic 3-D Archery National Office at:

www.s3da.org or 410 Sycamore Street, Williamsburg, KY 40769, Ph: 606.524.3685

Media contact Kayla Bolton at kayla@s3da.org, Ph: 423.494.2204