The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is looking for school districts to sign up for archery programs.
DEC commissioner Joe Martens is looking to expand the National Archery in the Schools Program into more school districts throughout the state of New York. He is quoted as saying:
Archery allows students of all ages and athletic abilities to compete at the same level for top honors.
On March 7, the seventh annual New York State archery tournament was held, bringing together 332 students from 15 different school districts that participated in the program.
The archery program is designed to increase participation in outdoor related activities and is designed for students from all athletic abilities. The DEC says it wants to get more young people interested in hunting and outdoor sports.