The Pope & Young Club is proud to announce their continued support for the National Archery in the Schools Program with a grant for the 12th consecutive year.
“The Pope and Young Club has been a supporter of the National Archery in the Schools Program since its inception in 2002,” says Roy Grimes, CEO/President of NASP®. “The Club believed in NASP® when a lot of folks didn’t think the program had a chance of enrolling any or many schools. Today, with more than 12,000 schools in the program from 47 states, 9 Provinces, and 10 countries, the Club’s faith in the potential of NASP® is paying off for more than 2 million students per year.”
NASP® is a 501.c.3 non-profit organization whose mission is to “Promote the teaching of target archery as a part of the in-school curriculum to improve educational performance of students and encourage their participation in the shooting sports.” NASP® funding partners and sponsors are keys to the growth and stability of the program. These organizations recognize the “Mission” of NASP® and the opportunity for archery to be a gateway to other outdoor activities.
In addition to the grant from the Pope & Young Club’s Conservation Fund, the Club also supports NASP® by providing a “Matching Grant” program to help newly enrolled school districts purchase the start up equipment package required for all NASP® programs.
Established in 1961, the Pope and Young Club is a non-profit North American conservation and bowhunting organization dedicated to the promotion and protection of our bowhunting heritage, hunting ethics and wildlife conservation. The Club also maintains the universally recognized repository for the records and statistics on North American big game animals harvested with a bow