The last two weeks of February will bring a special event to schools across Florida, its the second annual National Archery in the Schools Program state tournament and it has more students than last year.
The virtual tournament consists of thirty-five Florida schools which will compete in the comfort of their schools' gymnasiums and then mail in their scores. "The National Safety Council rates archery more accident-free than every popular ball sport, including tennis and golf. Archery enables students to learn a safe, lifetime skill they can practice almost anywhere," says Steve Robbins, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's coordinator for the program.
There are 750 registered participants compared to last years 592 participants. The lucky boy and girl who scores the highest amount of points will win a Mathews-Genesis bow and a Morrell target. The winning team from three selected grade levels will win trophies and medals for their school as well as themselves.
For more information about getting local schools involved in the National Archery in the Schools Program, contact Steve Robbins at 386-758-0525 or Steven.Robbins@MyFWC.com.