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Phone: 601-432-2400

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Archery in Mississippi Schools (AIMS) announces new location for 2013 Mississippi Archery State Championship

Jackson - Since 2008 the Archery In Mississippi Schools (AIMS) State Championships has been held in Jackson at the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Archery Center. This event has enjoyed great participation by archers from over 35 counties.

AIMS has decided to relocate the State Championships to the Kirk Fordice Equine Center, adjacent to the Coliseum in Jackson.  After seeking input and guidance from our coaches and teachers we determined that the new location will be accessible for our attendees, provide plenty of off-site attractions, and financially friendly to all attendees.  The new location also allows for a scheduling adjustment that will be more conducive to the school year and logistically better for coaches, teams, and schools.

The location for the 4th AIMS State Invitational Championship, now the 2013 AIMS-NASP State Championships, is the Kirk Fordice Equine Center in Jackson Mississippi. The address for the Equine center is 1207 Mississippi Street, Jackson MS 39202. The date for the 2013 State Championship will be April 16 - 17, 2013.  

The competition range will be in the main arena area; additional rooms will be available for practice ranges, exhibitors, and other activities. There will be several exhibitors set up throughout this event. We expect approximately 1500 student archers to participate in the 2013 AIMS State Championship. 

In addition to the location change there will also be a qualification change to the 2013 AIMS state rules. This change will establish a minimum score for qualification. Teams and individuals must to achieve these minimum scores to participate in the 2013 AIMS State Championship. Details and information regarding qualification will be released at a later date. 

For additional information about the 2013 AIMS State Archery Championship:
Exhibits:           Clark Gordin - clark@foundationmwfp.com
Tournament:     Waldo Cleland - msarcheryinschools@hotmail.com
Questions:        aims@mdwfp.state.ms.us     

For more information regarding AIMS, visit our website at www.mdwfp.com or call us at 601-432-2400. 

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