Archery Event Returns to Graham Creek Nature Preserve, Foley Event Center August 27-30

FOLEY, Ala. — The Easton and McKenzie Archery Shooters Association (ASA) Classic will be held at Graham Creek Nature Preserve Aug. 27-30 with the Pro Shoot Down being held at the Foley Event Center on August 29.

Things were different the last time the Archery Shooters Association (ASA) came to Foley in February. The pandemic had not yet begun to impact sporting events. This weekend ASA returns to Graham Creek Nature Preserve for the Easton and McKenzie ASA Classic and the focus this time around is keeping participants safe.

 Mike Tyrell, president of ASA said since the pandemic started, two events have been held – one in London, Ken. and one in Cullman, Ala. Those events helped the ASA develop safety protocols that will be in place for this event.

 “We have a series of precautions that we will be taking,” Tyrell said. “This will include taking the temperature of everyone arriving for the event with non-contact thermometers, staggering competition times to lower the number of shooters on any range, mandatory masks in buildings and areas where social distancing can’t be maintained, and several other modifications to help address the need to keep our shooters as safe as possible.”

The ASA Classic is free and open to the public, including the Saturday 5 p.m. Pro Shoot Down where cash prizes are awarded. Everyone attending the event will be required to follow all safety guidelines.