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March 14, 2016

USA Archery Seeking JOAD Award Nominations

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado - USA Archery is now seeking nominations for the USA Archery JOAD Award. This lifetime achievement award is presented to an individual who has shown continuous support of the Junior Olympic Archery Development program throughout the years. Nominees should demonstrate a lifelong passion for archery and have made notable efforts to grow and promote JOAD clubs, resulting in archers' personal development and achievements.

George Helwig was the inaugural recipient of this lifetime honor.  Mr. Helwig founded the Junior Olympic Archery Development Program for youth archers in 1960 and later participated in three Olympic Games. Mr. Helwig was active in World Archery (formerly FITA) for 31 years, and was awarded numerous medals, honors and awards, including the National Archery Association's (now USA Archery's) medal of honor.

To nominate an influential and deserving member of the archery community, click here to download the nomination form. Members of the USA Archery JOAD Committee will review all nominations and the award will be presented at the 2016 USA Archery Awards Dinner in coordination with Easton JOAD Nationals in Decatur, Alabama. Please submit nominations, or any questions, to clubs@usarchery.org no later than May 31st.


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