Sportsman’s legacy on target in Adams County

By Mark Shuller - Email

WEST UNION, OH (FOX 19) – Donations are being accepted for the Kenton Crawford Memorial Archery Fund according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.

An avid hunter and outdoorsmen – Kenton Crawford passed away on September 2, 2010. After speaking with family, friends and county Wildlife Officer, Chris Gilkey, his family chose to honor Kenton's memory by setting up the Memorial Archery Fund and the money will be used to help fund the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) in Adams County.

The NASP is used to teach target archery right in the school gym. The curriculum covers archery, safety, equipment, technique, concentration skills and self-improvement. Schools may form teams and compete at the state tournament held in Columbus each March. Last year's tournament saw a total of 1,034 student archers from 45 teams compete. Each competitor could score a maximum of 300 points by shooting arrows as close to the center of a target as possible. For more information on the program, visit

If you would like to make a donation to the Kenton Crawford Memorial Archery Fund you can visit any of the Fifth Third Bank locations in Adams County. Donations can also be mailed to Fifth Third bank at P.O. Box 158 West Union, OH 45693.