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Academy Sports + Outdoors opens first store in Rockwall, TX

The store will mark Academy’s 100th Texas location and bring 100 new jobs

KATY, TEXAS (July 7, 2017) – Academy, Ltd. (d/b/a Academy Sports + Outdoors), a sports, outdoor and recreation lifestyle retailer, dedicated to making it easier for everyone to enjoy more sports and outdoors, opened its first store in Rockwall, located at 920 Steger Towne Road. The store is over 56,000 square feet and brings over 100 new jobs to the community.

“Academy Sports + Outdoors is excited to continue expanding in our home state of Texas with the opening of a new and convenient location in Rockwall,” said Sam Johnson, Academy Sports + Outdoors’ executive vice president of retail operations. "We look forward to being an active member of the Rockwall community for years to come.”

Customers can expect to find a wide range of quality products from brands such as Nike, Under Armour, Adidas, YETI, and Columbia. No matter their skill level, Academy will help customers thrive by offering everyday low prices on hunting, fishing and camping equipment, patio sets, barbecue grills, along with sports and recreation products. Customers will find services such as scope mounting, bore sighting, line winding/spooling, propane exchange, golf club trade-in, CO2 refills, racquet stringing, assembly and delivery, and the ability to purchase hunting and fishing licenses.

Prior to the grand opening, the store donated $1,000 shopping sprees to two families from Rockwall County Helping Hands to shop for anything they wanted while being accompanied by Academy team members.

Beginning today, the community is invited to the store’s two-day grand opening celebration. The free event include giveaways, interactive demonstrations by brands sold at Academy Sports + Outdoors, games for the whole family and much more. There will be Academy mystery gift card giveaways, free Academy t-shirts, and fishing for the kids in the Shakespeare catch tank.

Individuals interested in careers at Academy Sports + Outdoors can visit academy.com/careers to apply for open positions. In addition to visiting the new store, 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

At Academy Sports + Outdoors, we make it easier for everyone to enjoy more sports and outdoor activities. At each of our 230+ locations, we carry a wide range of hunting, fishing and camping equipment, patio sets and barbeque grills, along with sports and recreation products, at everyday low prices. For all. For less. 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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