Retailer Hibbett Sports will host an American Heart Association (AHA) fundraising campaign in 1,000-plus Hibbett Sports stores nationwide and online throughout the month of April. This is the fifth year that Hibbett has supported the American Heart Association to raise funds that contribute to heart disease awareness and aiding research.

“The American Heart Association is committed to fighting heart disease and stroke and improving the quality of life for all Americans,” said James Postl, American Heart Association board chairman. “Our work would not be possible without the generous support of committed companies like these who provide donation opportunities to their customers. These corporate citizens provide a force-multiplying impact to our work and help us get ever closer to a world without needless suffering or death.”

In addition to raising funds, on June 9, a team of Hibbett Sports employees will participate in the 2018 Birmingham Heart Walk taking place at Railroad Park, to support the fight against heart disease and stroke. The American Heart Association will be hosting 305 Heart Walk events across the U.S., with more than one million Americans expected to attend. For more information visit .

“Hibbett Sports’ passion in supporting our mission of building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke, is apparent throughout the campaign,” said Aaron Bishop, senior vice president of development for the American Heart Association’s Greater Southeast Affiliate. “Our work would not be possible without the generous support of committed companies like these who provide opportunities to their customers and teams. These corporations provide a force-multiplying impact to our work.”

 Hibbett Sports will be accepting AHA donations through April 30, both in person at Hibbett Sports store locations and online at Donations can be made at the checkout counter at any Hibbett Sports store nationwide and no purchase is necessary. To find your nearest Hibbett Sports store visit

“The American Heart Association is an impactful organization that educates the public about proper heart health and we are happy to partner with them again for the fifth time to support the AHA mission of reducing heart disease,” said Sarah Sharp-Wangaard, vice president of marketing for Hibbett Sports.