Grants Awarded Through South Dakota Archery Program

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A dozen lucky South Dakota schools have hit the "bulls-eye" in obtaining grants from funding procured by the state Game, Fish and Parks Department.

Grants totaling $12,000 are being shared by 12 schools to purchase of archery equipment for participation in the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP). The grants, accompanied by additional funding from GFP, will allow the schools to receive their archery equipment free of charge.

Schools receiving the funds include Red Shirt School, Saint Francis Indian School, Little Wound elementary and middle schools, American Horse, Red Cloud elementary and high schools, Eagle Butte elementary and high schools, McIntosh, Norris and Porcupine.

All of the schools participated in a full day of archery safety and proficiency training at the Outdoor Campus West in Rapid City on Oct. 13, sponsored and funded by GFP.

The $12,000 grant was awarded to GFP through a joint grant program of the Easton Foundation and the NASP Foundation. The money was awarded on the condition that the funds are used to promote archery in schools that would be unable to purchase the equipment on their own.

Each of the 12 schools receiving grants will get $1,000 worth of archery equipment to be used in their in-school archery programs.