Kentucky S3DA have been diligently working within the social distancing and sport guidelines set forth by area health departments to ensure that youth archers are able to compete in the way they are accustomed, for the most part. Kentucky S3DA recently kicked off the 2021 Indoor season slightly different than in years past. The 2nd annual Fisher Barton Memorial Archery Tournament was held at the Whitley County Middle School with a limited number of spectators in attendance due to the COVID pandemic. Kentucky S3DA staff did a great job of issuing tournament guidelines that included but was not limited to: Arriving only thirty minutes prior to shooting time, issuing temperature checks, limit of two spectators per archer, masks required while in the building (except for archers on the shooting line), pre-packaged concessions and more.
All proceeds from this tournament went to benefit the Fisher Barton Memorial Scholarship Fund, which will provide two scholarships to two seniors who are active with Kentucky S3DA. Proceeds from the tournament came through concessions, entry fees, and admission.
Fisher Barton was a member of the S3DA club, Impact Archery, in Williamsburg, Kentucky. He passed away on October 4th, 2019, as the result of an ATV accident. S3DA Program & Event Support Coordinator, Amanda Long, stated, “Fisher Barton was a young man who embodied the spirit of a life lived in the outdoors. He had an impeccable work ethic, an incredible sense of humor and will forever be missed by his family, friends, and teammates. Please choose to live every day to the fullest and #livelikefisher.”
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