Georgia Southern University begins work on the $5 Million Shooting Sports Education Center. The Center’s mission is “To construct and operate a public first-class, elite Shooting Sports Education Center on the campus of Georgia Southern University for the purpose of educating hunters, archers and other shooting sports enthusiasts in the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to be a responsible hunter, archer, or shooting sports participant while promoting life-long participation in shooting sports.”
The Center is made possible by a grant from the Easton Foundations and is projected to be open to the public in March of 2015.
Check out the progress of the new Shooting Sports Education Center on their Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/GSUSSEC
Archery education, training, outreach, and range development projects are expensive. Finding the means to pay for the equipment, staffing, and operations of archery programs is a constant challenge for organizers. One method that can be successfully used to raise money is grant funding.
Grants are donated monies provided by funding organizations for specific purposes. Grants are not loans. The money granted, if used as required by the grant, does not have to be repaid. This “free” money, however, is not without cost. Grantees (organizations receiving the grant money) are required to plan programs, submit grant proposals, respond to inquiries, keep scrupulous records of finances and program participants, and produce written reports to the grantor (the organization giving the grant money) on finances, program goals, and accomplishments. The reward for all this administrative work is the financial means to initiate or expand an archery program to reach new participants and to create new program offerings.
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Archery Focus Magazine by Van Webster
Vol. 8, Issue 5, 2004