Numbers Show Success For Archery Tournament
Written by Special to KBEF on April 29, 2022
Results are in and figures show the inaugural McKenzie Archery Shooters Association (ASA) Easton/Hoyt Pro/Am Tour held at Camp Minden April 21-24 was a success.
According to the ASA report, 1,655 participants, sponsors and staff from 41 states, plus Canada and Australia, attended the tour event. Included among the participants were 153 in the 14 and under division.
“We want to thank everyone involved for making our first year’s event a success. There is always a learning curve in the first year, but you all are way ahead of most,” Michael Tyrell, President of ASA Archery said in his report. “Thanks again and we are looking forward to our return April 27-30, 2023 to once again enjoy your incredible hospitality.”
This year’s competition kicked off what will be a 10-year run for the ASA at Camp Minden. Area officials predict the event will generate around $25 million in economic impact over that period.
Infrastructure improvements at the site were completed by the Louisiana National Guard, Caddo Parish Commission, Bossier Parish Police Jury and Webster Parish Police Jury. A large parking lot/tournament village area will also be used by the Louisiana National Guard as a staging area during emergency response events.
Serving as tour event hosts were the Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission and the Webster Parish Convention and Visitors Commission, in partnership with the Louisiana Office of Tourism and City of Bossier City.