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Camp Minden to host ASA archery competition over next 10 years

by Minden Press-Herald

It’s a bull’s eye for Camp Minden, Webster Parish and north Louisiana as a whole.

A press conference spearheaded by the Shreveport Bossier Sports Commission held Friday at Camp Minden announced that Camp Minden will host an annual Archery Association Pro/Am competition at Camp Minden for the next 10 years.

Archers from across the country will pay entry fees based on their competitive division in both professional and amateur classes and aim for cash prizes, trophies and points toward the prestigious “Shooter of the Year” award in their class.

The first Easton/Hoyt Pro/Am event will be held at Camp Minden from April 21-24 of 2022.

“People will see what northern Louisiana has to offer,” said Mike Walsworth of the Louisiana Lieutenant Governor’s Office of Northern Louisiana Outreach.

Kelly Wells, Executive Director of the Shreveport Bossier Sports Commission appeared with members of the Bossier and Webster parish police juries, mayors of Bossier City and Minden, the Camp Minden National Guard Commander training site, representatives from tourism and convention agencies, and a representative from the Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser at the press conference.

The touted an economic impact to Webster, Bossier and Caddo parishes of up to $3 million a year.

“The Archery Shooters Association has been conducting national 3-D Pro/Am archery events for over 25 years.” said Michael Tyrell, President of the Archery Shooters Association, LLC. solid business decision. We have been working closely with the Shreveport-Bossier City Sports Commission for over two years to find a venue having already determined that the community has all of the hotel rooms, restaurants, and local support we will ever need.” 

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