Calling all young archers! This November, the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission is set to introduce an archery competition called the Turkey Day Shootout, and the winners bring home Thanksgiving dinner. The contest will be held Nov. 16 at Old Towne Creek County Park in West Ashley.
The contest will be open for ages 10-18, and the competitor with the highest score in each age category will receive a frozen turkey! This is a friendly target-shooting showdown; turkeys will not be harmed during the competition.
Competitors will use provided bows and arrows that are part of the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) archery program. Categories will be age groups 10-12, who will compete from 9 – 10 a.m.; ages 13-15, from 10 – 11 a.m.; and 16-18, who will compete from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Nov. 16. Each category will offer male and female subcategories.
Archers will shoot 15 arrows from distances of both 10 and 15 yards. Five arrows from each distance will be a warm-up and the following 10 arrows will be scored.
Online registration is open now and ends on Nov. 13. Advance registration is required to participate. Competitors who register prior to Nov. 8 will receive a competition t-shirt. Participants ages 10-15 must be accompanied by an adult chaperone, and all participants must have a Hold Harmless form signed by a parent or guardian. Registration fees are $30 per person, or $25 for residents of Charleston County.
To register, visit the link below or call 843-795-4386 by Nov. 13. Other archery programs are offered throughout the year at Charleston County Parks, including a youth archery club that was offered in early fall.