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Academy Sports + Outdoors to open first store in Owasso, OK

Store will bring 125 new jobs to the area and mark the company’s third Tulsa area location


KATY, TX (February 18, 2015) – Academy, Ltd. (d/b/a Academy Sports + Outdoors), a $4 billion, premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer, announced that it will open its first store inOwasso in 2015. Academy Sports + Outdoors is known for its commitment to being the low price leader on its wide selection of casual and athletic footwear and apparel, team sports and golf products, patio sets, barbecue grills, along with hunting, fishing and camping equipment and gear at everyday low prices.

“Whether heading out to Rayola Park or gearing up for little league, active-minded families in Owasso will be able to shop their own convenient Academy Sports + Outdoors store,” says Ken Attaway, Academy Sports + Outdoors executive vice president, chief operating officer. “We’re excited to open our doors next year and be an active member of the Owasso community.”

Academy Sports + Outdoors’ Owasso store will be approximately 63,000 square feet and create approximately 125 jobs. The store will provide many services including assembly and delivery, hunting and fishing licenses, scope mounting, bore sighting, line winding/spooling, propane exchange and racquet stringing and have a broad selection of local team gear that customers have come to expect from Academy Sports + Outdoors.

A cornerstone of the Academy Sports + Outdoors philosophy is active community support and grassroots involvement throughout its footprint. The company has a history of giving back to local communities through partnerships with sports teams, youth organizations, and outdoor conservation programs. Academy Sports + Outdoors is the Preferred Sporting Goods Retailer of Sooner Sports as well as a Proud Partner of the Oklahoma State Cowboys, Ducks Unlimited and National Wild Turkey Federation.

Individuals interested in careers can visit www.academy.com/careers to apply for positions. Prior to the store opening, customers can shop academy.com, receive the digital version of the weekly ad, engage with Academy Sports + Outdoors through its social media sites, sign up for email and SMS text alerts, or visit any of the Tulsa area stores.

About Academy Sports + Outdoors
Academy Sports + Outdoors is a premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer with a broad assortment of quality hunting, fishing and camping equipment and gear along with sports and leisure products, footwear, apparel, patio sets, barbecue grills and much more. The $4 billioncompany operates 190 stores throughout Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas, where the company is based. The Academy Sports + Outdoors philosophy is to deliver an unparalleled shopping experience by providing convenience, offering a broad selection of quality products, delivering exceptional customer service and selling the right stuff at everyday low prices. For more information about Academy Sports + Outdoors visit academy.com, facebook.com/academy, twitter.com/academy, pinterest.com/academy, youtube.com/academy and instagram.com/academy.



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