Superman classic archery tournament starts Tuesday
MASSAC COUNTY, Ill. - It is a tournament the entire family can enjoy watching and it brings people to the area from all over the country. The 10th annual Superman Classic Archery Tournament started Tuesday.
Archer Jim Jones dedicates his time to shooting his bow and arrow.
Jones said, "You don't have to be one of the top shooters to enjoy yourself and come to these shoots and to have fun. I've done it basically all my life."
Tournament Director Reece Ellerbusch says more and more people are participating in the tournament every year.
Ellerbusch said, "In the seven or eight years I've been down here, this is by far the most people for the first day."
Jones said, "Anybody can do it, and it's not restricted to anybody's size or gender."
Archers say this is one of their favorite tournaments.
"Just the satisfaction of being out doors is one thing and being around people that have the same interests as me," said Jones.
The City of Metropolis also benefits from this tournament.
Tourism Director Lindsey Stoner said, "It brings in several hundreds during the week and several thousand during the weekend, which fills our hotel rooms and they eat in town and get gas in town. They really boost our economy."
The shooting range will be open daily this week from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. There is a one-time $20 entry fee and there is more than $15,000 in combined prize money. The classic archery shoot ends on June 27, and then the Archery Shooter's Association begins June 28 and ends June 30.