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NATIONAL ARCHERY DAY – Second Saturday in May

National Archery Day Second Saturday In May


National Archery Day is observed annually on the second Saturday in May. One of the oldest sports still in existence, archery has been around since before 2800 BC bows have been used for hunting and battle. Archery was introduced to the modern Olympic games in 1900 but only appeared again in 1904, 1908 and 1920.  Then once again after a long absence, it returned in 1972.

NewNASP white (2)In recent years, archery has been growing in popularity.  The National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) began in Kentucky in 2002.  The program has since spread to 47 states and 10 countries, with over 2.1 million kids participating each year.  The second Saturday in May is generally the time the NASP tournament is held. This is the largest archery tournament in the world.  Each year kids from all over the U.S. look forward to traveling to Louisville, Kentucky, for this culminating event to end their school archery year.  The event draws over 11,500 students participating in NASP.


Celebrate National Archery in the Schools Program by sharing your archery activities using #NationalArcherySchoolsProgram on Social Media.


National Archery Day was submitted by the National Archery in the Schools Program in March 2015.  The registrar of National Day Calendar proclaimed National Archery Day in March 2015 to be observed annually on the 2nd Saturday of May.


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Media Inquiries:  Visit http://naspschools.org/news/ for media inquiries, press releases, and other National Archery in the Schools Program news.

National Archery in the Schools Program contact information:

Roy Grimes

President, CEO

National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP®)

(502) 600-2053


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