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Press Release

2010 Archery in the Schools Alabama State Championship to be Held in Birmingham

April 09, 2010

The largest youth archery competition in Alabama, the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) State Championship will be held Thursday, April 22, 2010 in the North Hall of the Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center in Birmingham. More than 1,100 young archers in Grades 4-12 from schools across the state emerged from the 1,600 students that participated in one of the four regional qualifying tournaments.  These young archers will compete for the title of state champion and the opportunity to advance to the United States Invitational Championship on May 7 in Louisville, Kentucky.   
 
The media is encouraged to cover the NASP State Championship on April 22. Flight times are 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. The awards ceremony will be held at 4 p.m.
 
The NASP is a joint venture between the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division and the Alabama Department of Education. The NASP promotes student education and participation in the lifelong sport of archery as part of a school’s physical education course and after school programs. Scoring is based on Olympic style, target archery in three divisions – elementary, middle and high school. Competition is on team and individual levels.
 
The event could not be possible without the generous sponsorships of the Alabama Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, Knight and Hale Game Calls, Summit Treestands, Morrell Manufacturing, The Alabama Conservation and Natural Resources Foundation, The Alabama Conservation Enforcement Officers Association, Hunter Safety System, The Alabama Wildlife Federation, and Academy Sports + Outdoors.
 
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through five divisions:  Marine Police, Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries.  To learn more about ADCNR, visit www.outdooralabama.com .
 
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