Academy Sports activities surprises 10 youngsters from the Boys & Ladies Golf equipment of Tennessee Valley

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Academy Sports activities + Open air stunned 10 youngsters from the Boys & Ladies Golf equipment of Tennessee Valley with a $3,500 donation.

Every teen obtained a $250 reward card after which they have been despatched out into the shop to purchase no matter they needed for Christmas. The Boys & Ladies Membership additionally obtained a $1,000 reward card donation to buy further items, video games and kit they want.

“Generally the vacations and Christmas might not all the time be thrilling for lots of households when they’re pressured to supply items and these experiences. So if we may also help a household and we are able to lighten that strain and supply a chance the place youngsters can get some issues for Christmas on their very own and do some purchasing and have reminiscence for themselves, I believe that’s nice,” stated Bridget Jones, the director of improvement for Boys & Ladies Golf equipment of Tennessee Valley.

“The grins on their face after they get to stroll in and get the stuff that they usually wouldn’t be capable to and for Academy to provide again to their neighborhood like that, it actually helps out,” stated Mark Booker, a logistics supervisor at Academy Sports activities.

The donation is one in all many who Academy Sports activities is giving this vacation season. To donate to the Boys and Ladies Golf equipment, go to