Academy Sports and Outdoors helped more than two dozen children in the twin cities.
Wednesday evening, the retail chain handed out $100 gift cards to 30 children from the Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Louisiana.
It was all part of the retailer’s nationwide effort to make back-to-school shopping a littler easier for deserving children.
William Awl of the Boys & Girls Clubs NELA tells NBC 10 that it’s a “great opportunity for them to come and get new clothes and be really excited about having new clothes new backpacks new shoes
John Balsamo with Academy Sports and Outdoors adds that “it’s amazing just to see the smiles on the kids faces and know that their getting the things they need to get ready for school.”
The children were allowed to shop for anything they needed to kick off the new school year.