Academy Sports and Outdoors donates gift cards to children in need for back to school shopping

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(7/25/18) 30 local students have what they need to head back to school this fall thanks to Academy Sports and Outdoors.

Academy in West Monroe donated $100 gift cards for kids to pick up what they need to kick off a new school year.

A local organization says the event is a part of their annual company-wide donation campaign.

Jaquiela Dorsey with Big Brothers, Big Sisters says, “It’s awesome. It’s an opportunity to offset some of the cost of going back to school which can be pretty expensive. It’s an opportunity for us to connect with Academy staff and management to let the community know we do have support in the community.”

Store officials say this is the 9th year for the event, which is a part of their annual company-wide donation campaign. 

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