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Academy Sports Outdoors providing life jackets in Columbus

Published: May. 9, 2022 at 10:16 AM EDT
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - It’s water safety month and Academy Sports + Outdoors is providing life jackets to Safe Kids Columbus.

Approximately 500 new life jackets will be available for the community to use while out on the water this summer. Safe Kids Columbus is working toward ensuring that all children in Columbus have the chance to grow up healthy and safe.

The giveaway is set for Wednesday, May 11, at 10 a.m. at Academy Sports. The business will present $6,800 worth of life jackets to Safe Kids Columbus.

“We’re gonna be providing over 600 between Academy Sports and our other partners with Safe Kids to bring a free life jacket even to our community. So it’s this Saturday, May the 14th from 10 a.m. to noon. It’s at the 14th street pedestrian bridge in uptown Columbus. And so we’ll be there- you’ll register right on site. The event is totally free. And then you’ll go through a series of educational stations and then the last station is your life jacket,” said Pam Kirkland with Safe Kids.

There will also be a treasure hunt.

If you come dressed as a pirate you can “reap the rewards”.

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