By Kevin Tate/Outdoors Writer
The Southern Tradition-al Archery Association will hold its annual Catch-A-Dream Benefit Tournament June 22 and 23 at the Persimmon Hill Campground at Enid Lake. The event is open to anyone of any age, but is strictly traditional archery only, meaning only recurves, long bows and primitive bows may be used. Sight and release aids are prohibited. Shooter registration is done on site at the tournament.
Held at the campground, the annual rendezvous-style event last year saw more than 200 shooters take part, and also drew no shortage of spectators. There are fundraising auctions held both nights.
Last year’s event raised more than $12,000 for the Catch-A-Dream Foundation, a group dedicated to helping seriously ill youngsters enjoy outdoor experiences.
“It’s as much a social event as anything,” Chad Weaver, with the Southern Traditional Archery Association, said. “We have a big spaghetti supper Saturday night. We have people who come just for the auction, and lots of people come to watch the shoot. We also try to have one of the Catch-A-Dream youngsters come receive a bow and arrows and even shoot a little if they feel like it. It’s a really special event and we look forward to it all year. It’s something that means a lot to us all.”
For more information, contact Weaver at 231-4817.