Tuesday, November 26, 2019

S3DA Partners with London-Laurel County for Outdoor Target National Championship

Williamsburg, KY – S3DA and the City of London along with the London-Laurel County Tourist Commissions have partnered to bring the S3DA Outdoor Target National Championship to the Laurel London Optimist Club on June 5th-7th, 2020. London is home to some of the best outdoor recreation in southeast Kentucky. Whether you enjoy hiking in the Daniel Boone National Forest or boating on the stunning beauty of Laurel River Lake, London-Laurel County provides many outdoor activities and attractions. S3DA Executive Director, Jennie Richardson says, “The S3DA National Office is 29 miles from the city of London, and I am more than excited to bring our archery families to our own backyard. Many people in the archery industry are familiar with London, KY, as the city has been host to the McKenzie ASA Pro/Am Tour for many years. S3DA™ looks forward to the opportunities this partnership will bring to the organization and to London – Laurel County as a whole.”

Both Tourism Commissions are proud to be working together to grow the sport of archery in London and Laurel County. We have established healthy relationships in the archery community going back to May of 2013, by hosting the Kentucky Scholastic 3-D Championship. Hospitality is just one of our areas of expertise in the tourism industry. We are definitely a “Crossroads to Adventure” for the outdoor enthusiast,” states Kelly Burton, Executive Director of Events and Public Relations for London-Laurel County Tourism.

Chris Robinson, Executive Director of London Tourism says, “London and Laurel County is home to numerous attractions and outdoor recreational opportunities for the entire family such as Treetop Adventure at Levi Jackson Wilderness Road Park, Air Raid Trampoline Park, Daniel Boone National Forest, and our Beautiful Laurel River Lake. Our community looks forward to your visit and we look forward to making your stay the best it can be!”

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 3-D, 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™ students participate in 3-D and target archery using compound and traditional archery equipment. Students can participate at local, 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 young archers, grades 3–12.

Contact the Scholastic 3-D Archery National Office at:

www.s3da.org or 225 North 3rd Street, Williamsburg, KY 40769, Ph: 606.524.3685

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