Academy Sports and Outdoors celebrates opening in Columbus with donations and events

Academy Sports and Outdoors celebrates opening in Columbus with donations and events

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A new Academy Sports and Outdoors store will open in Columbus Saturday, June 9 and grand opening celebrations will kick off Thursday.

Thursday, June 7 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

  • Thirty local youth from the Boys and Girls Club of the Chattahoochee Valley will receive a $100 gift card to privately shop for anything they want

Saturday, June 9 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • The first 150 customers in line to show they are a fan of one of Academy Sports' social media sites will receive a gift card valued between $20 and $500
  • Free Academy Sports + Outdoors t-shirts to the first 250 customers
  • Cooking demonstration and free samples from Masterbuilt
  • Meet professional angler Darren Gallaher
  • Kids can fish for free in the Shakespeare catch tank
  • Special appearances
  • Giveaways, games, and product demonstrations

Sunday, June 10 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • The first 150 customers in line to show they are a fan of one of Academy Sports' social media sites will receive a gift card valued between $20 and $500
  • Free Academy Sports + Outdoors t-shirts to the first 250 customers
  • Barbecue demonstrations and tips from Brisket U
  • Meet professional angler Darren Gallaher
  • Kids can fish for free in the Shakespeare catch tank
  • Giveaways, games, and product demonstrations

The new Academy Sports and Outdoors is located at 6700 Whittlesey Boulevard.

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