RAPID CITY, SD (August 21, 2023) –National Bowhunter Education Foundation (NBEF) proudly sponsored the recent National Archery In The Schools Program (NASP®) State Chairman gathering, reaffirming its commitment to support the organization and those that oversee the nurturing of young archery talent and responsible for fostering an appreciation for bowhunting among the next generation.

“NBEF stands firmly alongside the NASP® organization and is unwavering in its commitment to support the program’s ongoing growth and success. We understand this program’s educational benefits and its ability to introduce young archery enthusiasts to the world of bowhunting,” explained Marilyn Bentz, NBEF Executive Director.

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.

NBEF also sponsored the 1st Place High School Team Scholarship at the NASP® National Tournament in Louisville. The NBEF contributed thousands of dollars toward scholarships. Additionally, NBEF donated two Genesis bows proudly adorned with the NBEF logo to the winning school for use in future archery instruction.

At the NASP Eastern Nationals, NBEF had an opportunity to engage with thousands of participants, coaches and families. This platform allowed NBEF to spotlight its safety and success-focused bowhunter education classes and educational materials.

“NBEF’s ongoing support has been invaluable to us,” explained NASP® President Tommy Floyd. “Our organizations share a dedication to introducing more youth to the shooting sports and 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