Grand Island to host 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships

LINCOLN – Nebraska 4-H will host the 2017 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships June 25-30 at the Heartland Public Shooting Park near Alda and the Heartland Events Center in Grand Island.

More than 700 4-H youth, ages 14-18 and from 36 states, will compete in nine disciplines.

Fifty-four national 4-H champions, both individual and team, will be named during the competition. The 27 events include compound archery, recurve archery, air rifle, air pistol, .22 rifle, .22 pistol, shotgun, muzzleloading and hunting skills.

States can send up to nine teams to compete, with a maximum of 36 youth representing each state. The competitors, coaches and their families add up to more than 2,000 people attending the event, a boom to the economy of Grand Island and the state.

The free event is open to the public. For more information, visit http://4h.unl.edu/4hssnationalchamp.