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Academy Sports + Outdoors announces multi-year partnership with the St. Louis Cardinals


KATY, TEXAS (April 13, 2015) – Academy, Ltd. (d/b/a Academy Sports + Outdoors), a premiersports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer, today announced a new multi-year partnership with the St.Louis Cardinals.

“We are excited to form a new partnership with one of baseball’s most successful teams,” saysJohn Hunewill, Academy Sports + Outdoors’ Vice President of Brand Marketing. “Ourorganizations reach many of the same people throughout the region, and this partnership willfurther strengthen our commitment to the fans and customers we serve.”

St. Louis Cardinals fans will see more of Academy Sports + Outdoors while enjoying a game atBusch Stadium this season. Along with sponsoring the t-shirt toss at every game, AcademySports + Outdoors will also sponsor Autograph Nights, Cardinals Kids Clinics, the CardinalsCare 6K Run and the Cardinals Caravan. Academy Sports + Outdoors is a Proud Partner of theSt. Louis Cardinals.

“We’re thrilled to introduce Cardinals fans and their families to Academy Sports + Outdoors andtheir wide selection of fan gear, team sports, outdoor and recreation products,” said ThanevanBreusegen, St. Louis Cardinals Vice President of Corporate Sales, Marketing & StadiumEntertainment. “We welcome them as a new partner and into our Cardinals family.”

Academy Sports + Outdoors offers a wide selection and everyday low prices on baseballproducts for high school, little leaguers and their parents and more. The company currentlyoperates four stores in Missouri including Belton, Cape Girardeau, Joplin and Springfield.Customers outside of those areas can shop academy.com, receive the digital version of theweekly ad, engage through social media, or sign up for email and SMS text alerts.

About Academy Sports + Outdoors
Academy Sports + Outdoors is a premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer with a broadassortment of quality hunting, fishing and camping equipment and gear along with sports andleisure products, footwear, apparel, patio sets, barbecue grills and much more. The $4 billioncompany operates 193 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 + Outdoorsphilosophy is to deliver an unparalleled shopping experience by providing convenience, offeringa broad selection of quality products, delivering exceptional customer service and selling theright stuff at everyday low prices. For more information about Academy Sports + Outdoors visitacademy.com, facebook.com/academy, twitter.com/academy, pinterest.com/academy,youtube.com/academy and instagram.com/academy.

The St. Louis Cardinals
The St. Louis Cardinals (www.cardinals.com) are one of the most storied franchises in all ofbaseball. Since they joined the National League in 1892, the Cardinals have won more than 9,600 games, finished in first place 25 times winning 2 N.L. Wild Card Titles, 3 National LeagueEastern Division Titles, 10 National League Central Division Titles, 19 National LeaguePennants and 11 World Series Championships. There are 48 former Cardinals players,managers and executives enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown,New York.

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