Conway, AR, 8/23/2023– The Central Arkansas Hawkeyes, a championship youth precision shooting team specializing in NCAA and Olympic-style rifle disciplines, have unveiled their visionary plan to construct a cutting-edge precision shooting range. This landmark project not only symbolizes the team’s commitment to growth and excellence but also aims to fill a significant void in Arkansas’ shooting sports landscape by providing a dedicated facility for youth and collegiate precision shooting athletes.
With a history of recent successes, the Central Arkansas Hawkeyes are taking their dedication to precision shooting to new heights. The proposed state-of-the-art precision shooting range is poised to become a focal point for aspiring athletes, as well as a hub for nurturing talent and hosting a range of competitions, from entry-level youth matches to prestigious invitational contests for collegiate and elite-level precision shooting athletes.
“Today, we embark on a journey to create something truly remarkable – a world-class precision shooting range that will not only serve as a training facility for our own club’s athletes, but also contribute to the growth of the sport in our state,” said Andy Faulkner, Head Coach of the Central Arkansas Hawkeyes. “This facility will be a testament to our commitment to excellence and community engagement.”
The envisioned precision shooting range will play a pivotal role in expanding the reach of precision shooting sports in Arkansas. With limited facilities available for youth and collegiate precision shooting athletes, the new range is set to fill a crucial gap, providing a safe, high-quality environment for athletes to hone their skills and compete at various levels.
In addition to serving as a training ground for the Central Arkansas Hawkeyes, the range is expected to foster partnerships with other shooting sports organizations and local leaders. This collaborative approach will enable the hosting of matches, workshops, and even unique training opportunities conducted by NCAA and Olympic-level athletes and coaches. Such initiatives will not only contribute to the development of precision shooting athletes but also bring substantial economic benefits to Faulkner County, surrounding counties, and the state as a whole.
The Central Arkansas Hawkeyes are actively seeking partnerships within the shooting sports community and local leadership to turn this ambitious vision into a reality. By working together, the team aims to provide Arkansas youth with opportunities to engage in the only shooting sport recognized by the NCAA, while also establishing a world-class facility that reflects the spirit of dedication and excellence that defines the Central Arkansas Hawkeyes.
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