The Great Outdoors – Competing for a good cause

ISHPEMING, Mich (WBUP) – An archery competition came with some strings attached.

The World Archery 18M virtual tournament had participants from all over compete and raise money for a good cause.

Technical skills met technology at the first ever virtual and 100% live world archery style indoor tournament.

The charity tournament raised money for Grass Hollow Archery in Pennsylvania.

Like many charities, COVID-19 hit Grass Hollow Archery pretty hard and this competition was a way to help support programs like the youth archery program.

Mindy Schmidt represented Ishpeming during the tournament.

Even though the tournament was designed for charity it didn’t slow down the competitive nature of the archers who wanted to get the top score.

Each archer shot 60 arrows, each arrow could get an archer up to 10 points for a top score of 600 points at the end of the tournament.

Beyond competing for a cause, events like this hope to raise awareness about the joys of archery.

Tournament participants added that during coronavirus, they hope to see a rise in people interested in archery.

Adding that it is the perfect social distancing sport, can be done anywhere with open space and a target, and unlike guns, arrows are reusable which makes it cheaper to enjoy the hobby.

So if you are looking for an activity to try, take a shot at archery.