Kenyon Simpson, shooting’s consummate teacher, has won the 2011 Crosman Friend of Youth Shooting Award. By dedicating more than 30 years of his life to teaching the value of shooting as a lifetime sport, his commitment to young people’s learning and safety has established him as the model for shooting’s teacher and coach. The Award was presented last night at the 2011 Crosman Corporation SHOT Show International Reception in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The annual Award recognizes:
“An individual or organization whose commitment to excellence in youth shooter education and dedication to a lifetime of safe shooting has enhanced the future of the sport.”
According to Ken D’Arcy, Crosman’s president and CEO, Kenyon Simpson embodies the lifetime commitment to shooting celebrated by the award. “There are thousands of dedicated people who give of themselves to encourage the younger generation to embrace shooting as a lifetime activity. Kenyon Simpson has been working alongside youth, both in the classroom and in the field since he was a child at his father’s side. His distinctive style in passing on shooting’s message to young people is what makes him such a special contributor to our sport,” he said.
“The key to growing our sport and maintaining it as a vital element in recreation, is engaging new enthusiasts,” said D’Arcy. “We must always remember that in shooting, young people are our future. By fostering resources to encourage and retain our younger generation, Kenyon Simpson is more than an inspiration, he’s one of a kind,” he said.