Academy Sports + Outdoors will host more than 115 bike donation events throughout the month of December to help recognize and reward deserving students in various cities. Since 2001, the sporting goods retailer has worked with various local communities, schools and non-profits to recognize students for their academic performance, perfect attendance, good behavior and/or need.
Academy Sports’ team members deliver and present the bikes to the students during school assemblies that take place throughout the month. Academy will recognize 5,100 students this year alone. In total, Academy has donated more than 30,000 bikes and helmets since 2009.
“Academy Sports + Outdoors began the bike donation program 16 years ago to give back to the communities we serve and present students with gifts that support an active lifestyle,” said Academy Sports + Outdoors President & CEO J.K. Symancyk. “We’re encouraged that the program has now expanded to more than 115 events nationwide as we want to make it easier for everyone to enjoy more sports and outdoors.”
Academy Sports has more than 240 locations.