The National Rifle Association Foundation has awarded the Pendleton County 4-H Shooting Sports Program a grant totaling $2,200 to fund the purchase of new archery equipment for the summer camping program and countywide shootings sports program.
“We are very excited about this grant money that will be helping youth across the county,” said Brooke Alt, Pendleton County 4-H Agent. “And pleased that the NRA is making an investment in our community.”
Each summer, Pendleton County 4-H Camp hosts county youth who are interested in learning about a variety of topics, some of which include shooting sports. There are trained instructors for air pistol, air rifle, and shotgun. Darrell Bodkin, an instructor, has dedicated many years to the archery classes during 4-H camp.
“He was a great asset to our programming over the years, but decided to step away to enjoy retirement and focus on family,” said Alt. “We are currently seeking new instructors for our archery program, which will have 10 brand new bows and equipment to be used year-round.”
Training for shooting sports instructors is held twice a year at West Virginia University Jackson’s Mill. The next training opportunity will be held this fall.