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Academy Sports + Outdoors opens first store in Columbia, MO; brings 100 new jobs


KATY, TEXAS (April 14, 2017) – Academy, Ltd. (d/b/a Academy Sports + Outdoors), a premier sports, outdoor and recreation lifestyle retailer committed to offering everyday low prices, opened its first store in Columbia, MO, located at 2651 Trimble Road. The store is over 62,000 square feet and brings over 100 new jobs to the community.

“Academy Sports + Outdoors is excited to continue expanding in Missouri with our first location in Columbia,” said Ken Attaway, Academy Sports + Outdoors’ Chief Operating Officer. "We’re looking forward to offering Mizzou fans and local residents with a new, convenient location to shop for sports, outdoor, and recreational lifestyle products at everyday low prices.”

Customers can expect to find everyday low prices and a unique product assortment from brands such as Nike, Under Armour, Adidas, YETI, and Columbia. The store will have everything customers need for their next outdoor adventure, including hunting, fishing, and camping gear as well as sports equipment. The store will also carry a wide variety of leisure products, footwear, apparel, patio sets, barbecue grills, and much more, paired with exceptional customer service. Customers will find services such as scope mounting, bore sighting, line winding/spooling, propane exchange, racquet stringing and ability to purchase hunting and fishing licenses.

Prior to the grand opening, the store partnered with NFL player Evan Boehm to donate $100 shopping sprees to 30 members of Big Brothers Big Sisters members to shop for anything they wanted.

Beginning today, the community is invited to the store’s two-day grand opening celebration. The free events include giveaways, interactive demonstrations by brands sold at Academy Sports + Outdoors, games for the whole family and much more. In addition to the numerous events are Academy mystery gift card giveaways, free Academy t-shirts and more.

Individuals interested in careers at Academy Sports + Outdoors can visit academy.com/careers to apply for open positions. In addition to visiting the new stores, customers can shop academy.com, receive the digital version of the weekly ad, engage with Academy Sports + Outdoors through its social media sites, and sign up for email alerts.

About Academy Sports + Outdoors
Academy Sports + Outdoors is a premier sports, outdoor, and recreation lifestyle retailer with a unique 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 $4.7 billion company operates over 225 stores throughout Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, 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 unique 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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