Academy Sports + Outdoors kicks off newly-formed partnership with Houston Dynamo and Houston Dash with free player appearance

KATY, TEXAS (Feb. 29, 2016) – Academy, Ltd. (d/b/a Academy Sports + Outdoors), a premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer, announced a new multi-year partnership with the Houston Dynamo and Houston Dash to become the official sporting goods retailer for both teams. The partnership will begin with the 2016 season and in celebration, Academy will host a free autograph appearance with Dynamo forward, Andrew Wenger, and Dash forward, Melissa Henderson, at its 2404 Southwest Frwy. location today from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

“The Dynamo and Dash are two of the MLS and NWSL’s most respected teams and we’re thrilled about establishing a partnership with two more of our hometown teams,” says John Hunewill, Academy Sports + Outdoors’ Vice President of Brand Marketing. “This partnership allows Academy to further its commitment to local youth sports, soccer fans, and the Greater Houston community who look to us for all their team sports equipment.”

Houston Dynamo and Dash fans will see more of Academy Sports + Outdoors while enjoying a game at BBVA Compass Stadium this season. Academy will also sponsor Houston Sports Park and The Dynamo Academy, the team’s youth player development program.

“We’re excited to welcome Academy Sports + Outdoors into the Dynamo and Dash families,” said Dynamo and Dash president Chris Canetti. “Their brand is synonymous with Houston sports, and we are pleased to have them as our partner in growing the game of soccer in our community.”

Academy Sports + Outdoors offers a wide selection and everyday low prices on soccer products for beginners, competitive high school players, their parents, and more. Dynamo and Dash fans will also find a wide selection of officially licensed fan apparel, tailgating gear, and more at Academy’s Houston-area stores or online at

About Academy Sports + Outdoors
Academy Sports + Outdoors is a premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer with a broad 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 billion company operates over 200 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,,,, and