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SIC Archery Holds Annual Zombie Shoot October 18-19

October 1, 2019

For the second year, Southeastern Illinois College Archery Team will host a Zombie Shoot at the Indoor Archery Center and the Outdoor Archery Range in Harrisburg just in time for fall festivities.

The event, in cooperation with the SIC Foundation, will be held Oct. 18 and 19 from 3-9 p.m. both days. Participants can register when they arrive and will need to bring their own bow and arrows. 

A total of 15 zombie targets will be waiting for archers of all ages to try their skills in preparation for any future zombie apocalypses. Participants will go out in groups with a trained archery student guide to shoot the zombies, and may choose if they want to shoot in the daylight or dark hours. Those who use lighted arrow nocks are encouraged to bring them for dark hours.

“Everyone had a blast at this event last year, especially the students,” said head archery coach, Alli Armstrong. “We do several fundraisers throughout the year, but this is my favorite. It is so unique and fun!”

Yardages for shots will be determined by class and skill. Half of the targets will be indoor paper targets located inside the indoor range and half will be 3D targets located on the outdoor range. Special effects will be added to liven up the dead. 

The cost is $15 per archer plus an optional $5 money shoot. The closest archer to the designated “kill zone” on the prize zombie, Undead Fred, will win 50% of the pot from the money shoot. 

Proceeds will benefit the SIC Archery Team and SIC Foundation. For more information contact Alli Armstrong at 618-252-5400 ext. 2104 or email alli.armstrong@sic.edu

The SIC Archery Team started with a small group of students as a pilot program in 2011.  Each year since that time, the Falcon Archers have won national awards against Division I universities, added an indoor facility and indoor team, and host high school tournaments. The team is a member of USA Archery and ASA Archery.  For more information about SIC’s Archery team and facilities, visit www.sic.edu/archery.

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