Academy Sports + Outdoors Donates $500,000 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®


Holiday T-shirt sales revenue more than doubled in 2021

Katy, Texas, March 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Academy Sports and Outdoors (“Academy”) (Nasdaq: ASO) today announced the donation of $500,000 at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. The two organizations have teamed up to create exclusive holiday-inspired t-shirts. From every shirt sold, a portion of the proceeds were donated to St. Jude.

“Academy Sports + Outdoors is proud to partner with St. Jude to have a positive impact on young patients and their families,” said Steve Lawrence, Executive Vice President of the Academy and Director of Merchandising. “This collection provides us with a unique opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to local communities and to support St. Jude Children’s Hospital.”

Through its partnership over the past two years, the Academy has donated over $650,000 in the sale of holiday t-shirts, proceeds support St. Jude’s mission to find cures. Save the Children®.

“The generous commitment of Academy Sports + Outdoors and the creative use of patient art demonstrates the powerful impact we can have on the world when we work together to support the work of the Children’s Research Hospital. St. Jude to help find cures for childhood cancer and other catastrophic illnesses,” mentioned Richard C. Shadyac Jr., President and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and advocacy organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “Partnerships like this power the current $11.5 billionSt. Jude’s six-year strategic plan that plans to triple its global investment to reach more than 400,000 children with cancer worldwide each year.

The men’s, women’s and youth t-shirts were available during the holiday season exclusively at all 259 Academy stores as well as online at

About the Academy
Academy is one of the leading retailers of sporting and outdoor recreation goods 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 the key outdoor, apparel, footwear and sports & leisure categories through leading national brands and a portfolio of 20 private label brands, which go well beyond beyond traditional sporting goods and apparel offerings. For more information, visit

Allan Rojas
Communications Director
281-253-3354 (cell)
[email protected]

SOURCE Sports + Outdoors Academy


Comments are closed.