RAPID CITY, SD (August 14, 2023) –National Bowhunter Education Foundation (NBEF) continues to sponsor the National Archery In The Schools Program (NASP®) as a way to introduce young archers to bowhunting.

NBEF is a 2023 sponsor of the 1st Place High School Team Scholarship at the NASP® National Tournament in Louisville. The NBEF contributed a total of $12,000 toward scholarships. NBEF also donated two Genesis bows proudly adorned with the NBEF logo to the winning school for use in future archery instruction.

By exhibiting at the NASP Eastern Nationals, NBEF shares information about its safety and success-focused bowhunter ed classes and informational materials with the thousands of NASP® participants, their coaches and families.

“These NASP® events and scholarship sponsorships are a wonderful way for us to engage with young archery enthusiasts and invite them to learn about bowhunting,” explained Marilyn Bentz, NBEF Executive Director. “For many it’s a natural extension of their interest in archery and conservation. NBEF solidly supports the NASP® organization and will continue to help move the program forward.”

NASP®’s mission is to promote instruction in international-style target archery as part of in-school curriculum, to improve educational performance and participation in the shooting sports among students in grades 4-12.

“We’re very grateful to have NBEF’s past and current support,” explained NASP® President Tommy Floyd. “Our organizations are working together and share a passion to get more young people into the shooting sports and into the outdoor lifestyle.”

Visit www.naspschools.org for event details.

NBEF helps bowhunters learn to be safe, successful and stewards of the sport. NBEF offers bowhunting instructional items, books, videos, 3-D models, apparel and more at nbef.org.

About NBEF

The National Bowhunter Education Foundation offers instructional content and tools for bowhunter education classes in the US. Helping bowhunters become safe and successful hunters and stewards of the sport are important NBEF missions. The NBEF provides  bowhunter certification standards and class content that states and certain circumstances require in order to bowhunt. NBEF provides instructor training and certification.

NBEF oversees the International Bowhunter Education Program and works with the International Hunter Education Association and state agencies to coordinate a unified program. Europe and other countries accept the NBEF (IBEP) certification and conduct IBEP classes.

NBEF also oversees the International Crossbow Education Program and works with state agencies responsible for crossbow education to develop comprehensive online crossbow safety courses that teach students important laws and regulations, game identification, and safe, responsible handling of crossbow equipment.

NBEF is a 501(c)3 corporation that isn’t a membership-based organization. Tax-deductible donations to support this non-profit are welcome.

Learn more at nbef.org.



Kim Emery, Firefly Publicity, kim@fireflypublicity.com