I've put my heart and soul into keeping an archery program going in our small town over the past seven years. This year we started the program at the elementary school and continued it at the middle school. We grew by 300%! Shocked by the challenge ahead of us, we focused on teaching kids from all experience levels the skills of target shooting. I had some amazing parents and teachers join me as coaches and we had a lot of fun! We were not prepared for the success they'd come home with after the Arizona State tournament in early March. Last year we were proud to send 1 student to the National Tournament in Kentucky. This year we came home with 26 qualifiers! Financially, we were not prepared for this. We had to make some hard decisions as a team and decided we could not take everyone this year. We are excited to represent our community with 15 kids heading to the National Archery in the Schools Program competition. I know in light of the needs around this world, this is very much a want! But if you'd be interested in helping students seize this opportunity to go to Nationals, this is a small effort to do so! Why only $500? That's our average cost to take one student to Louisville, Kentucky May 10-13 or the price of buying 15 hard plastic, TSA approved bow cases!