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MCCALLA (April 21, 2011)- The Alabama Society of Traditional Bowmen (ASTB) will host the 21st-Annual Children's Hospital of Alabama Benefit Bow Tournament at Tannehill State Park (12632 Confederate Parkway) on May 14 and 15.


The event is open to the public. Registration begins at 7 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, and the tournament will begin at 8 a.m. and last until dark. Dreamland Barbeque is providing dinner for all participants. Activities will resume Sunday, May 15 at 7 a.m. and last until 2 p.m., concluding with an awards ceremony. Family friendly activities including miniature train rides, putt-putt golf and fishing will create a special day for all ages.


For ASTB members, the cost per round is $7 per person, $30 per person for the weekend and $50 for a weekend family pass. For non-ASTB members, the cost per round is $8 per person, $35 per person for the weekend and $55 for a weekend family pass.  For those purchasing the weekend pass, for an additional $10, multiple bows may be used during the competition. For more information, contact Cindy Higgs, at 205-594-0158 or or visit or


Academy Sports and Outdoors is sponsoring this event, and will be providing door prizes which will be given away during the awards ceremony. There will also be a raffle and auction featuring an heirloom handmade quilt, custom engraved deer calls courtesy of Carter Custom Calls, archery equipment from Big Jim Bows Archery, Harrilson Archery, Back Porch Archery, Firenock, Mountainboro Outfitters, Simons Shark Broadheads and many other items sure to interest the outdoor enthusiast.


All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Children's Hospital of Alabama. Over the past 10 years, ASTB has raised more than $33,000 for ill and injured children treated at the state's only freestanding pediatric medical facility.


About The Alabama Society of Traditional Bowmen
ASTB was formed on the principles of keeping the Alabama archer in touch with others who have the same interests and ideas; who hold sacred the right, the ability, and the skill to shoot the old-style, traditional bows and arrows. Also, instilling in youth the idea that the traditional way of archery is an excellent way to keep in touch and live in harmony with nature.

About Children's Hospital of Alabama
Children's Hospital is the only hospital in the state dedicated solely to the care and treatment of children, and one of the 10 busiest pediatric medical centers in the U.S. One of only about 45 freestanding acute care hospitals of its kind in the nation, Children's Hospital is home to Alabama's only Level I pediatric trauma center. Children's campus includes the largest pediatric burn center in the Southeast, one of the largest pediatric outpatient centers in the country and a leading pediatric hematology/oncology center and bone marrow transplant program. Children's saw over 650,000 patients in 2010 and had almost 14,000 children admitted to the Hospital. Although Children's is the primary site for all pediatric educational programs and patient care activities within the UAB Medical Center, Children's Hospital is a private, not-for-profit hospital governed by a volunteer board of trustees. Children's will celebrate its centennial anniversary in June of this year.




Contact: Tracy Pharo, 205-939-9014 (