S3DA Partners with Rend Lake Area Tourism

The Rend Lake Area Tourism Council will be the host organization for the S3DA™ 3-D National Championship Tournament on June 18th-21st, 2020. Located in the heart of Southern Illinois, Rend Lake provides numerous recreational activities on land and water. After multiple meetings between the Rend Lake Area Tourism Council and S3DA™ National Staff a 3-year contract was signed to host this national tournament. The 2020 event will be located at the North Marcum Day-Use Area, which is a premier location for fishing, biking, hiking, wildlife watching and a host of other activities.

Rick Linton, Executive Director / Rend Lake Area Tourism Council states, “For the past ten years, both Rend Lake Area Tourism Council (RLATC) and Rend Lake US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) have worked together to promote Rend Lake as a tourist destination. We have the Corps to thank for keeping this huge facility in pristine conditions as well as adding more visitor attractions and camping facility improvements every year. Our goals are the same, letting people know about the lake and its many visitor activities, attracting more visitors each year and making a visit to Rend Lake the very best experience for everyone who comes.”

Jennie Richardson, S3DA Executive Director said, “We are very excited to bring our 3-D National Championship Tournament to Rend Lake. The recreational and conservation activities that will be available to our student members and families will be of tremendous value. We look forward to building on this relationship to benefit Rend Lake as well as S3DA. This would not have been possible without the persistence and efforts of Illinois State Coordinator, Jim Sharp.”

S3DA Partners with London-Laurel County for Outdoor Target National Championship

S3DA and the City of London along with the London-Laurel County Tourist Commissions have partnered to bring the S3DA Outdoor Target National Championship to the Laurel London Optimist Club on June 5th-7th, 2020. London is home to some of the best outdoor recreation in southeast Kentucky. Whether you enjoy hiking in the Daniel Boone National Forest or boating on the stunning beauty of Laurel River Lake, London-Laurel County provides many outdoor activities and attractions. S3DA Executive Director, Jennie Richardson says, “The S3DA National Office is 29 miles from the city of London, and I am more than excited to bring our archery families to our own backyard. Many people in the archery industry are familiar with London, KY, as the city has been host to the McKenzie ASA Pro/Am Tour for many years. S3DA™ looks forward to the opportunities this partnership will bring to the organization and to London – Laurel County as a whole.”

Both Tourism Commissions are proud to be working together to grow the sport of archery in London and Laurel County. We have established healthy relationships in the archery community going back to May of 2013, by hosting the Kentucky Scholastic 3-D Championship. Hospitality is just one of our areas of expertise in the tourism industry. We are definitely a “Crossroads to Adventure” for the outdoor enthusiast,” states Kelly Burton, Executive Director of Events and Public Relations for London-Laurel County Tourism.

Chris Robinson, Executive Director of London Tourism says, “London and Laurel County is home to numerous attractions and outdoor recreational opportunities for the entire family such as Treetop Adventure at Levi Jackson Wilderness Road Park, Air Raid Trampoline Park, Daniel Boone National Forest, and our Beautiful Laurel River Lake. Our community looks forward to your visit and we look forward to making your stay the best it can be!”

Bohning Joins the Growing List of Industry Sponsors for S3DA

Scholastic 3-D Archery announces Bohning as their latest GOLD LEVEL sponsor. Bohning is known for their innovation, technical guidance and dedication to every archer. Bohning consistently works toward solving issues that affect the full demographic of archers including target archers, hunters, recreational and Olympic archers. Bohning also offers free technical advice from experienced archers, hunters, chemists, engineers and manufacturing experts.

Bohning Company Director of North American Sales, Scott Hamlin states, “I have been involved personally in youth mentoring programs for over 25 years and I felt it was most important that Bohning become fully engaged in the mission of S3DA™. Much like Bohning, we view S3DA™ as an innovator bravely facing the challenges of building interest in “outdoor” activities in today’s youth.”

“Bohning has been a proud sponsor of individuals and organizations that promote the healthy, challenging and exciting sport of archery. We are excited about the mission and growth of S3DA™, and the positive influence it has on the youth of America. It is a great honor to be included on the list of S3DA™ sponsors and to do our part in furthering this sport we all love so much,” states Bohning Company President, Larry Griffith.

About Bohning
Bohning has been developing and manufacturing products for the Archery Industry since 1946. The founder, Rollin Bohning, an archer and chemist, developed the first adhesive that bonded metal inserts to wooden and aluminum arrows while working with Doug Easton and Fred Bear. Bohning is still located on the same piece of ground 7 miles east and 7 miles north of Lake City, Michigan. Today, the company manufactures the blazer vane, the world’s number one hunting vane, several target vanes, nocks, wraps and jigs.