The 2019 Berks County Outdoor Sports Person of the Year was announced April 6 at Virginville Grange during the annual banquet of the Berks County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs. This year the award was shared by two young women who independently use their passion for archery to raise funds and awareness for charitable causes.
For three years, Zena Ross of Bernville, a sophomore at Penn State Berks, has been conducting Aim-For-A Cure, an indoor archery shoot at Northkill Fish and Game Association supporting the Pink Arrow Project which raises money for breast cancer research.
For the past five years, Miranda Burk, who attends Governor Mifflin High School has conducted Arrows4Autism, an indoor 3-D archery shoot at Reading Archery Club raising money for the Autism Society.
Both of these young women are competitive archers. Ross is a ten-year PSSA champion and winner of 44 total awards, and Burk recently won the IAA Indoor 3D State Championship and the S3DA Regional Indoor 3D shoot.
The Outdoor Sports Person on the Year Award is presented by the Great Day Outdoors radio program heard Sundays, 7 a.m. on WEEU-830 AM/Reading, WEEU radio, and the Federated Sportsmen’s Club of Berks County.