North State Tournament For School Archery Program Is Scheduled April 1-2

JACKSON—The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks will host three tournaments for students participating in its Archery in Mississippi Schools (AIMS) program.  Over 3,000 student archers representing over 200 schools will compete in North and South region tournaments and the overall AIMS State Archery Tournament in Jackson.
    Archery is the fastest growing sport in the school system in Mississippi with nearly 40,000 students participating in the program in 2013.  AIMS is designed to introduce 4th-12th graders to the sport of archery during their Physical Education class or a school team sport.  The program promotes international style target archery as part of the in-school curriculum to improve educational performance and participation in shooting sports.
    2014 AIMS Tournaments include the South State Tournament held this week, March 18-19, at the Forrest County Multi Purpose Facility in Hattiesburg; the North State Tournament scheduled April 1-2 at Yalobusha County Multi Purpose Facility in Coffeeville; and the state tournament scheduled April 15-17 at Kirk Fordice Equine Center in Jackson.
    The AIMS program is supported by the Foundation for Mississippi Wild-life, Fisheries, and Parks.
    For more information regarding AIMS, visit www.mdwfp.com/aims or call MDWFP at (601) 432-2400. You can also follow the agency on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mdwfp or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MDWFPonline.

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