Academy Sports + Outdoor Plus Charlotte HS Coaches Give Shopping Spree To Local Kids


Academy Sports + Outdoors, Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Charlotte, and HS football coaches from Vance, West Mecklenburg, Providence Day, Olympic, Myers Park and Charlotte Country Day on July 25 partnered to make back-to-school shopping a little easier for 20 local kids with its annual Back-to-School shopping spree.

Each child from the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Charlotte received a $100 Academy gift card to use towards athletic apparel, backpacks, shoes and other school necessities during the donation. This is the program’s eighth year and it has grown to include over 100 similar events, benefitting over 3,000 kids throughout the Southeast and Midwest U.S.

The event was held at Academy Sports + Outdoors, 8675 Concord Mills Blvd.

At Academy Sports + Outdoors, we make it easier for everyone to enjoy more sports and outdoor activities. At each of our 230+ locations, we carry a wide range of hunting, fishing and camping equipment, patio sets and barbeque grills, along with sports and recreation products, at everyday low prices. For all. For less. For more information about Academy Sports + Outdoors visit

About Charlotte Kickoff Night
An event now in its 5th year, Charlotte Kickoff Night is establishing itself as a recognizable brand in the high school varsity football market. Scholastic Sports Marketing, the owner and operator of the event, brings to Charlotte Kickoff Night a unique blend of Charlotte private schools playing against schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System. For information regarding the 2017 tripleheader set for August 19, 2017 and for tickets, visit

About The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Charlotte
The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs was founded locally in 1934 on North Poplar Street. Today, eight clubs serve nearly 2,500 school-aged children, including more than 1,700 members, in Mecklenburg and Union counties. Programs include academics, recreation, the arts, character and leadership, and health and life skills. The Clubs are located in diverse neighborhoods from Charlotte Housing Authority sites to the nation’s only Club in a homeless shelter. The Boys & Girls Clubs is a division of The Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte. For more information, visit



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