Americus Times-Recorder, Americus, Georgia

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April 19, 2011

Sumter County 4-H receives grant from Friends of NRA

AMERICUS — Sumter County 4-H announced that it has received a $2,962.13 grant from The National Rifle Association Foundation Inc. This is Sumter County 4-H’s first grant from The NRA Foundation.  Funds will be used for the creation of a Sumter County 4-H Project S.A.F.E Archery team, which is open to all Sumter County youth grades 9 through 12. Funds were presented recently by Martin Fox, Chairman of the Americus Chapter of Friends of the National Rifle Association and Brad Ward, representative of the National Rifle Association.

“The generosity of The NRA Foundation has allowed us to expand our youth programming to those interested in shooting sports,” explained Keri Hobbs, Sumter County 4-H agent. “This will not only provide a new afterschool activity for the youth of Sumter County, but will also allow those youth to learn and practice the art of archery in a safe, educational environment.”

Members of the Sumter County 4-H archery team began meeting last month. Coached by Certified Volunteer Coach, April Bowen, the group plans to compete this spring. The Sumter County 4-H Project S.A.F.E. Archery Team is a part of Georgia 4-H’s Project S.A.F.E. (Shooting Awareness, Fun and Education), which is curriculum designed to assist young people in personal development, establish a personal environmental ethic and explore life-long vocational and avocational activities.

To learn more about Sumter County 4-H, contact Keri Hobbs at 229-924-4476 or klgandy@uga.edu.  You can also visit their website at http://www.ugaextension.com/sumter/4H/index.html or blog at http://sumtercounty4 h.blogspot.com/.

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