TAMKO Building Products, Inc. recently made a donation to the Carl Junction Middle School (CJMS) Archery Team, so the team could participate in a world archery tournament. The National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) World Tournament was held in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina from June 23-26, where more than 4,000 student archers from the United States, Canada, and Mongolia competed for prizes and scholarships.
The CJMS Archery Team, which is comprised of sixth, seventh, and eighth graders, qualified for the world competition, though only being in its second year. Prior to the world competition, the team competed locally, regionally, and nationally. The team competed in local tournaments in January and consistently took first, second, and third place. Then, the archers placed second out of nine teams at the Southwest Missouri Regional Tournament in February. They advanced to the state competition, to the national tournament, and finally to the world tournament, where the team successfully finished 34th out of 79 teams.
TAMKO’s $2,500 donation helped the team travel to the world tournament in South Carolina.
“None of these amazing endeavors would be possible without our community and the businesses that see value in the National Archery in the Schools Program,” said CJMS Volunteer Coach Tami Fredrickson.
“It’s a joy to see local teams rising to this impressive level of competition,” said TAMKO President and CEO David Humphreys. “TAMKO has always been a big supporter of local youth and their sports teams. This donation is a reflection of our continued commitment to our local community and youth.”
Recently, the company also donated $1,000 to the Joplin Softball Little League team. The donation was to help the team fund their travels to a state tournament held in St. Louis, Missouri.
“TAMKO has been a part of Joplin and the surrounding communities for more than 70 years,” David Humphreys said of the donation. “Youth sports are an important part of our community, which is why we are pleased to make this donation.”
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