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

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

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

“Generally the vacations and Christmas might not at all times be thrilling for lots of households when they’re pressured to offer items and these experiences. So if we will help a household and we will lighten that strain and supply a chance the place children can get some issues for Christmas on their very own and do some procuring and have reminiscence for themselves, I feel that’s nice,” stated Bridget Jones, the director of growth for Boys & Ladies Golf equipment of Tennessee Valley.

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

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