Academy Sports + Outdoors Teams Up With Tuskegee University To Donate $1,000 to Macon County Schools

Academy Sports + Outdoors partnered with Tuskegee University to provide a $1,000 gift card donation to George Washington Carver Elementary School.

The donation was presented at halftime of the Tuskegee University game on Saturday 10/23 and will be used to purchase new equipment and gear for P.E. classes. Academy Sports + Outdoors is the Official Sporting Goods and Outdoor Retailer of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAC).

The partnership between Academy Sports + Outdoors and the SIAC focuses on establishing meaningful community initiatives within the SIAC footprint. These initiatives will look to activate and amplify grassroots efforts, such as youth outreach and mentoring programs, that is inclusive of students-athletes and administrators from across the conference.

Academy is a leading full-line sporting goods and outdoor recreation retailer in the United States. Originally founded in 1938 as a family business in Texas, Academy has grown to 259 stores across 16 contiguous states, primarily in the southern United States. Academy’s mission is to provide “Fun for All” and Academy fulfills this mission with a localized merchandising strategy and value proposition that strongly connects with a broad range of consumers.Academy’s product assortment focuses on key categories of outdoor, apparel, footwear and sports & recreation through both leading national brands and a portfolio of 19 private label brands, which go well beyond traditional sporting goods and apparel offerings. For more information, visit

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