RAPID CITY, SD (September 19, 2022) – The National Bowhunter Education Foundation (NBEF) supports the National Archery In The Schools Program (NASP®) in many ways including attending and sponsoring lunch at the NASP® State Coordinator Conference July 18-21, New Orleans, LA.

“NBEF thanks the NASP® administration and State Coordinators for everything they are doing for youth archery. It’s exciting that over a million young archers are participating each year,” explained Marilyn Bentz, NBEF Executive Director. “NASP® is a steppingstone for many adventures including the Olympics and bowhunting. NBEF firmly supports the NASP® organization and will continue to help move the program forward.”

NBEF also sponsored the 2022 1st Place High School Team Scholarship at the NASP® National Tournaments. Each of the 24 members of the winning team received a $1,000 scholarship. NBEF also donated two custom Genesis bows to the winning school in NBEF colors for future archery instruction.

NBEF supports NASP® as a way to introduce young archers to bowhunting. 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.

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 learn to become safe and successful hunters and stewards of the sport is important to the NBEF. NBEF provides the bowhunter certification and class content that some states and certain circumstances require to bow hunt. 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. States may have additional requirements. Europe and other countries offer full reciprocity for the NBEF (IBEP) certification and conduct 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.