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July 8, 2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - USA Archery and the Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) Committee recognized Jane Johnson with the prestigious George Helwig JOAD Award at the 2009 JOAD National Championships held in Downingtown, Pennsylvania.
The George Helwig JOAD Award was established in 1985 to recognize those instrumental in the promotion of USA Archery's Junior Olympic Archery Development Program.
Jane was elected to the NAA Board of Governors representing the south region in 1991, 1995 and again in 2001 and 2005. She served as Vice President of the NAA from 1997 through 1999 and again in 2007 and 2008. In 1998, Jane was elected to the NAA Foundation Board and is currently serving as Secretary/Treasurer. Johnson was a longtime member of the NAA Coach Development Committee and is currently active in conducting archery instructor classes in her home region and is one of the coaches for the Trosper JOAD Club in Oklahoma City. Jane has also served in a judging capacity at many club, state, continental and international competitions.
"Jane is a model for how to give back to a sport you love," says USA Archery CEO Denise Parker. "She has given so much of her time and energy to the JOAD program and USA Archery as a whole. We are very thankful for her efforts. I am so happy that the JOAD Committee chose Jane for this award."
"Jane's contributions to USA Archery and the Junior Olympic Archery Development Program have been both sustaining and enduring for over 25 years," says JOAD Committee Chairmen Bob Pian. "The committee selection was unanimous, we are honored that she has chosen to be instrumental in the development and promotion of JOAD and USA Archery."
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