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Academy Sports + Outdoors opens three new Oklahoma locations; brings 300 new jobs

The new stores are located in Yukon, Midwest City, and Enid


KATY, TEXAS (October 28, 2016) – Academy, Ltd. (d/b/a Academy Sports + Outdoors), a premier sports, outdoor and recreation lifestyle retailer committed to offering everyday low prices, today opened its newest Oklahoma stores, located in Yukon, Midwest City, and Enid. The stores are over 62,000 square feet and together bring over 300 new jobs.

“For more than 20 years, Academy Sports + Outdoors has offered active-minded families in Oklahoma a one-stop shop for their sports, outdoor and recreation lifestyle needs. We're excited to continue expanding in the state by opening new locations in Yukon, Midwest City and Enid," said Gabe Thornton, Academy Sports + Outdoors’ Senior Vice President of Store Operations. “The new stores along with our partnerships with the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, and local youth leagues will further strengthen our commitment to Oklahoma families for years to come.

Customers can expect to find the same everyday low prices and unique product assortment as existing Oklahoma stores. It will carry hunting, fishing and camping equipment and gear along with sports and leisure products, footwear, apparel, patio sets, barbecue grills and much more, along with exceptional customer service. Customers will also find the same services such as scope mounting, bore sighting, line winding/spooling, propane exchange, racquet stringing and ability to purchase hunting and fishing licenses.

Prior to store openings, each store donated $100 Academy Sports + Outdoors gift cards to 30 children of local YMCA’s to be the store’s first customers and shop for anything they wanted during a private shopping event.

Beginning on October 28, the Yukon, Midwest City, and Enid communities are invited to join in for a three-day grand opening celebration. The free event at each store includes giveaways, interactive demonstrations by brands sold at Academy Sports + Outdoors, games for the whole family, and more. In addition to the numerous events are line up and wins for Academy mystery gift cards, free Under Armour 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 and SMS text 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 $4.6 billion company operates over 220 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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