Community Archery Strategy
The Community Archery Strategy, developed in 2005, was designed by the ATA as a four-pronged approach to grow archery and bowhunting participation. Community Archery Strategy promotes NASP as a key introduction to archery, works to make the sport available through the After School Archery Program (ASAP) in local community recreation programs and funds the development of shooting facilities all archers need to participate in shooting year round. The fourth leg of the initiative is a supporting role provided by local archery shops, clubs and organizations. The ATA provides funds, expertise, equipment and targets to support state wildlife agencies to lead the Community Archery Strategy initiative and for local communities to develop and manage archery parks and school and after school programs.
Community Archery Strategy Recap
Since 2004, the ATA has provided funding totaling approximately $884,000 – including grants provided through Communty Archery Strategy – to initiate NASP in the United States, Canada and Australia. It has also contributed nearly $960,000 in Community Archery Strategy grants, equipment and direct aid to state wildlife agencies to grow archery and expand bowhunting opportunities. In 2007 and 2008 alone, the ATA provided more than $400,000 to develop Community Archery Strategy programs in Alabama, Alaska, Iowa, Michigan, New Jersey and Tennessee.
Community Archery Strategy News
For the latest ATA news about its Community Archery Strategy, click here.
Did You Know?
The ATA spent more than $15,000 to hire the services of a landscape architect to design archery parks and facilities for many state wildlife agencies.