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April 24, 2024

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3D Archery Tournament to Fund Clinic for Limb-Different Children

Both events to take place at Rockland Recreation Area in Hendersonville.

NubAbility® Athletics Foundation will be holding a 3D archery clinic for children with limb loss on April 24 and a 3D archery tournament fundraiser on April 25. Both events will take place at the Old Hickory Lake Archery Range, Rockland Recreation Area, Hendersonville, TN. NubAbility is a 501(c)3 charity that helps limb-different children gain confidence and courage through participation in mainstream sports. 

“3D archery is a great opportunity to get limb-different children up off the couch and into the outdoors,'' said NubAbility founder and executive director Sam Kuhnert. “We believe that every child is capable of participating in sports like archery – no matter their physical differences – and we have a great team of accomplished limb-different coaches who can show them how to do it.”

3D archery uses life-like animal targets placed along an outdoor walking path to create a real-life setting for developing archery skills. “The Old Hickory Lake Archery Trail and Range is widely considered to be one of the best courses of this type,” said Kuhnert. “We are excited to be able to offer a clinic for our limb-different children as well as a tournament fundraiser featuring this unique sport.”

The Old Hickory Lake Bowmen Club and The Archery Den are providing the 3D targets for both events. For more information or to register for the clinic or tournament,  please visit, call 618 357 1394 or email

The clinic, which will take place on Saturday, April 24th from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., is open to children ages four to seventeen with traumatic or congenital limb loss. NubAbility will provide adaptive equipment and instruction to accommodate a wide range of limb differences.

Registration is $99.99/child and $49.99/adult for the clinic. Scholarships are available at

The 3D archery tournament is open to the entire community. It will be held on Sunday, April 25th with the competition starting at 9:00 am. The tournament will offer three divisions – adult male, adult female and junior (under the age of 16). Fifty percent of registration fees will be divided among the division winners as prizes. The remainder will go towards expenses from the previous day’s clinic. This tournament follows ASA scoring and is open to compound and recurve bows. No crossbows or broadhead arrows are permitted.

Tournament registration is $15/adult and $10/child. Children who participate in Saturday’s clinic compete in the tournament for free. Participants can register online at or in person the day of the tournament starting at 8:00 am.

NubAbility® Athletics Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit that operates a national series of camps designed to get children with congenital or traumatic limb loss out of the stands, off the bench and into competitive mainstream sports. The viral video Boy With No Arms Does Box Jump, which received national media attention in 2019, illustrates the power and pride our campers experience when they overcome obstacles to achieve their goals. NubAbility participants leave camp confident they can win at athletics and in life. 

Founded in 2011, NubAbility will offer thirteen camps and clinics across the United States in 2021. The organization’s volunteer coaching team is made up of 80 limb-different collegiate and professional athletes who provide instruction in 22 sports. For more information, visit

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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.