Scholastic 3-D Archery has partnered with the Easton Foundations to release what will be known as the S3DA Equipment “Rent to Own” Target Program. One of the biggest roadblocks when starting a new team with any archery organization is the up-front cost associated with archery targets. Several S3DA teams have expressed interest in purchasing targets and have asked for help or guidance regarding archery equipment and targets since the inception of the program. S3DA and Easton Foundations staff worked together to create the S3DA Equipment “Rent to Own” Target Program to provide S3DA teams the opportunity to ease the initial stress of infrastructure problems.
Easton Foundations – Director of Operations, Carl E. Greene stated, “The Easton Foundations is encouraged to support this program. We recognize one of the hardest parts of starting an archery team is range space and target expense. The rent to own program will allow teams an easier option when getting started.”
The goal of the S3DA Equipment “Rent to Own” Target program is to provide teams access to a starter set of targets for a fraction of the cost up front and the ability to pay them off over monthly installments that could be offset via either fundraising efforts or monthly membership fees. This will allow teams the opportunity to start their team faster than expected and spend more time recruiting members versus finding funding for the initial cost of targets. This pilot program will allow ten selected S3DA teams (only available to new teams or teams that have been with the program for less than a year) the opportunity to choose between three packages for targets that are more specific to their team’s needs. Applications will be accepted until ten teams have been selected for the pilot program. Should any team default their payments and return the targets, they would be sold at a discounted rate to interested parties.
S3DA Executive Director, Holly Helton states, “We have found that some teams prefer to focus on one discipline to begin with while others dive into all three. Keeping this in mind, we have developed a few package options to choose from that would be tailored to their individual needs while keeping the upfront expense as affordable as possible. These kits are each at a $2,500 value which includes the shipping. This is a fantastic opportunity, and we are really excited to partner with Easton Foundations to provide this to our teams.”
This incredible opportunity will not last long so be sure to contact Scholastic 3-D Archery via email (email@example.com) for more information on this new program!