The National Archery Association (NAA) of the United States Board of Governors (BOG) has chosen Reading, Pennsylvania as the site for the 2003-2005 National Target Championships.

The National Target Championships will be held at the 55-acre Cacoosing Creek Park in Spring Township. The Berks County Sports Commission, a division of Reading & Berks County Visitors Bureau, bid on the event and met criteria for field size, accommodations, transportation, facility use and volunteer support.

The Chairman of Berks County Sports Commission, Ted Kolva, Jr. stated, ‘we look forward to welcoming the National Archery Association and their National Championship to our community, and to extending hospitality in true Berks County fashion. We are very excited about developing a strong relationship with the NAA and their participants over the next three years.’

According to the Reading & Berks County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Reading has a history of hosting successful events. Some events Reading has hosted include the Don King Middle Weight Boxing Championships, the LPGA Betsy King Classic and the Pennsylvania State Archery Championships.

Jaime Lochman, Reading & Berks County Visitors Bureau said, ‘on behalf of Reading & Berks County Visitors Bureau and Berks County Sports Commission, I would like to extend a sincere appreciation to the NAA for selecting Berks County, Pennsylvania to host the National Archery Championships.’

Dates for the 2003-2005 National Target Championships have not been determined. Please visit www.usarchery.org for updates. Any questions about the NAA or the National Target Championships should be directed to Desirae Freiherr 719.866.4621.

For more information on Berks County, please contact Jaime Lochman at 800-443-6610 ext. 11