The South Dakota Department of Game, Fish & Parks says a $6,000 grant has been awarded to South Dakota for the purchase of archery equipment.The grant is provided by the Easton Foundation and the National Archery in the Schools organization. Equipment is to be used in schools to implement the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) at their location.

“South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks is excited to partner with local schools and the archery industry to provide archery equipment to students in South Dakota,” said Jason Kool, NASP coordinator for South Dakota.  “NASP provides a great opportunity for our kids to learn a shooting sport in a safe, secure environment.”

Schools receiving grant money include Hamlin County, Lower Brule, Central High School and Stevens High School in Rapid City, and Williams Middle School in Sturgis and Whitewood.

To become eligible for the equipment, each school had staff attend rigorous eight-hour safety and proficiency training. South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks provides training free of charge to all interested schools and individuals.

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