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Academy Sports + Outdoors adds second Wichita store; brings 150 additional jobs


KATY, TEXAS (April 24, 2015) - Academy, Ltd. (d/b/a Academy Sports + Outdoors), a premiersports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer committed to offering everyday low prices, today opens itssecond Wichita location and fifth store in the state. The 71,000 square foot store bringsapproximately 150 new jobs to the community and is located at 2540 N. Greenwich Rd.

“Academy Sports + Outdoors is excited to continue growing in the Wichita area and state ofKansas with the addition of this store,” said Gabe Thornton, Academy Sports + Outdoors’ seniorvice president of store operations. “We hope to provide Wichita State Shockers fans and activemindedfamilies in the community a convenient new location for all their sports, outdoor andlifestyle needs.”

Customers in Wichita can expect the same everyday low prices, broad assortment of qualityhunting, fishing, sports, recreation and leisure products, athletic and casual footwear andapparel, along with customer service that they have come to expect from the other Wichita-arealocation. This store will provide services including scope mounting, bore sighting, linewinding/spooling, propane exchange, racquet stringing and sells hunting and fishing licenses.

Prior to opening, the store donated $100 Academy Sports + Outdoors gift cards to 30 youthfrom Boys & Girls Clubs of South Central Kansas to be the store’s first customers and shop foranything they like during this private shopping event.

On Friday, May 1, the Wichita community is invited to join in for a three-day grand openingcelebration. The free event includes giveaways, interactive demonstrations by brands sold atAcademy Sports + Outdoors, games for the whole family, and more. Amongst the numerousevents are line up and wins for Academy mystery gift cards, free Under Armour T-Shirts, and anappearance by Wichita State men’s basketball coach Greg Marshall on Saturday from 1-2 p.m.

Individuals interested in careers at Academy Sports + Outdoors can visit academy.com/careersto apply for open positions. In addition to visiting the new Wichita store, customers can shopacademy.com, receive the digital version of the weekly ad, engage with Academy Sports +Outdoors through its social media sites, and 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 196 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 visit academy.com, facebook.com/academy, twitter.com/academy, pinterest.com/academy,youtube.com/academy and instagram.com/academy.

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