Donations to impact sports league chapters / National Police activities and first responder organizations across the United States
KATY, Texas, October 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Academy, Ltd. d / b / a Academy Sports + Outdoors (“Academy”) commemorates National First Responder Day by donating over $ 100,000 to nine First Response Organizations and 11 different locals of the National Police Athletic / Activities Leagues , Inc. (“National PAL”). This is the third year in a row that the Academy has celebrated National First Responder Day by giving back to first responder organizations in its communities. In addition, until November 14, the Academy is offering first responders, active duty military personnel and veterans a 10 percent off on their entire purchase in-store and online.
“The Academy is proud to donate over $ 100,000 through our imprint in honor of National First Responder Day. We are extremely grateful for the hard work first responders do every day to keep our communities safe, ”said Lawrence Lobpries, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Academy Sports + Outdoors. “We hope this contribution will help celebrate our first responders, foster positive community relationships, and allow communities to have fun together.”
In September, Academy Sports + Outdoors became National PAL’s official sporting and outdoor merchandise retailer. The organization and its chapters work nationally to promote the prevention of youth crime and violence by building relationships between children, police and the community through positive engagement. Local children will take part in shopping sprees at Academy stores in cities across the United States including Houston, Texas, Evansville, Indiana, Wilmington, NC, Kansas City, Mo. and more. They will be able to purchase sports equipment, safety equipment, clothing, footwear and more.
Academy Sports + Outdoors also donates to various local first responder groups such as the El Paso Fire Department in El Paso, TX, the Greensboro Fire Department’s Spark Camp in Greenville, NC. and the 300 Club in Atlanta, Georgia. Donations will help organizations purchase sports and outdoor equipment to provide initiatives and events within their communities.
Academy regularly contributes to first responders and safety related initiatives to promote responsibility and safety through events, programs and organizations with a positive impact.
About the Sports + Outdoor Academy
Academy is one of the leading sporting and outdoor recreation goods retailers in the United States. Originally founded in 1938 as a family business in Texas, Academy now has 259 stores in 16 contiguous states. Academy’s mission is to provide “Fun for All” and Academy fulfills this mission with a localized merchandising strategy and a value proposition that connects strongly with a wide range of consumers. Academy’s product assortment focuses on key categories of Outdoors, Apparel, Footwear, and Sports & Leisure through leading national brands and a portfolio of 19 private labels, which rank well in the -beyond the traditional offers of sporting goods and clothing. For more information, visit www.academy.com.
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