KATY, Texas, October 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Academy, Ltd. d / b / a Academy Sports + Outdoors (“Academy”) is celebrating National First Responders Day with a donation of more than 100,000 US dollars to nine first rescue organizations and 11 different local chapters of the National Police Athletic / Activities Leagues, Inc. (” National PAL “). This is the third year in a row that the Academy is celebrating National First Responder Day by giving back to first responder organizations in their communities. In addition, Academy is now offering first responders, active military and veterans a 10 percent discount on all in-store and online purchases now through November 14th.
“Academy is proud to provide over $ 100,000 in donations across our presence in honor of National First Responders Day. We are grateful for the hard work first responders do every day to keep our communities safe, ”said Lawrence Lobpries, senior vice president of marketing at Academy Sports + Outdoors. “We hope this post helps celebrate our first responders, foster positive community relationships, and empower communities to have fun together.”
In September Academy Sports + Outdoors became the official sporting goods and outdoor retailer for National PAL. The organization and its sections work nationwide to advance the prevention of juvenile delinquency and violence by building relationships between children, police officers and the community through positive engagement. Children in local chapters will enjoy shopping in Academy stores in cities across the United States including Houston, Texas, Evansville, Ind., Wilmington, NC, Kansas City, Missouri, and more. You will be able to purchase sports equipment, safety equipment, clothing, shoes, and more.
Academy Sports + Outdoors also donates to various local first aid groups such as the El Paso Fire Department in El Paso, Texas, the Greensboro Fire Department’s Camp Spark in Greenville, NC, and the 300 Club of Atlanta, Georgia. The donations will help organizations purchase sports and outdoor equipment to provide initiatives and events in their communities.
The Academy regularly contributes to first responders and safety-related initiatives to promote accountability and safety through events, programs and organizations that have a positive impact.
About Academy Sports + Outdoors Academy is a leading retailer of sporting goods and outdoor recreation in the United States. Originally founded as a family business in Texas in 1938, Academy has grown to 259 stores in 16 contiguous states. Academy’s mission is to provide “Fun For All” and Academy accomplishes that mission with a localized merchandising strategy and value proposition that creates a strong connection with a wide range of consumers. The Academy’s product range focuses on the key categories of outdoor, clothing, shoes and sports & leisure through leading national brands as well as through a portfolio of 19 own brands that go far beyond the traditional range of sporting goods and clothing. More information is available at www.academy.com.
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