Estimated $4 million economic impact
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 8, 2017) — The National Archery in the Schools Program Nationals is scheduled from May 11-13 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. The event is expected to bring 14,000 students to Louisville and has an estimated economic impact of $4 million.
Archers range from grade four to 12. Cash scholarships totaling $159,000 will be awarded to the top individual and team archers. Winners can use the scholarships for post-high school education, including university, college, technical school and military training.
NASP promotes archery as part of in-school curriculums, with the goal of improving motivation, attention, behavior, attendance and focus. It originally began as the Kentucky Archery in the Schools Program in 2001, and has grown to include 14,000 schools in five countries. More than a million students will have learned archery by the end of this school year.
The National Archery in the Schools Program partners with the International Bowhunting Organization to present the 3D Challenge, which is held during and at the national tournament. More than 4,000 archers are expected to participate and take aim at animal targets that include a turkey, mountain sheep, deer and bear.