Academy Sports activities + Outside broadcasts new multi-year partnership with Nationwide Police Athletic/Actions Leagues, Inc.


Academy Sports + Outdoors becomes the official sporting goods and outdoor retailer of National PAL

KATY, Texas, September 7, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Academy, Ltd. d / b / a Academy Sports + Outdoors (“Academy”) today announced a multi-year partnership with the National Police Athletic / Activities Leagues, Inc. (“National PAL”) to build stronger, safer communities. Academy Sports + Outdoors plans to engage with participating National PAL member associations across the business to strengthen relationships between law enforcement and the community and create new opportunities for local children in underserved communities to have fun and exercise and Enjoy outdoor activities.

“National PAL is an ideal partner to help us build stronger relationships with communities, promote safety, and create fun and meaningful fundraising opportunities throughout the Academy’s footprint,” said Lawrence praises, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Academy Sports + Outdoors. “We believe that being active is an integral part of life, and by providing our communities with the right resources and knowledge, we enable them to safely have fun and make new memories.”

National Police Athletic / Activities Leagues, Inc. and its local chapters work nationwide to advance the prevention of juvenile delinquency and violence by building positive relationships between children, police officers, and the community through positive engagement.

“Exercise can have a huge impact on children’s growth, so making sure they have access to a safe and supportive environment is critical to their development,” said Jeff Hood, CEO of National Police Athletic / Activities Leagues, Inc. “PAL not only educates and educates young people about the role of law enforcement in our communities, but also instills leadership and lifelong values ​​from an early age. This approach is fundamental to establishing healthy and positive relationships between children and cops on and off the pitch, and we’re excited to be working with Academy Sports + Outdoors to unite them through a shared love of sport. “

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Academy Sports + Outdoors will help national PAL member associations deliver a variety of structured programs with law enforcement officials to teenagers by helping them properly prepare for sports and outdoor activities. Programs offered by PAL Chapters across the country include activities and athletics under the supervision of mentors, coaches and tutors provided by local PALs.

National Police Athletic / Activities Leagues, Inc. joins National Night Out as a community partner of the Academy. Further information is available at

About the academy
Academy is a leading retailer of sporting goods and outdoor recreation in the United States. Originally a family business in 1938. founded Texas, Academy has grown to 259 stores in 16 contiguous states. Academy’s mission is to provide “Fun For All” and Academy accomplishes that mission with a localized merchandising strategy and value proposition that creates a strong connection with a wide range of consumers. The Academy’s product range focuses on the key categories of outdoor, clothing, shoes and sports & leisure through leading national brands as well as through a portfolio of 19 own brands that go far beyond the traditional range of sporting goods and clothing. More information is available at

Via National PAL
The National Association of Police Athletic / Activities Leagues, Inc. (National PAL) is the world’s leading leader for children, police officers, and communities. National PAL’s mission is to help prevent juvenile delinquency and violence by providing mentoring, community service, sports, recreational, enrichment and educational opportunities and resources to PAL member associations and local communities. National PAL and its member associations work nationwide to promote the prevention of juvenile delinquency and violence by building relationships between children, police officers and communities through positive engagement. As a member organization, National PAL provides its member associations with training, resources and opportunities to build new initiatives and relationships, as well as improve and enhance the quality of existing programs that are used to strengthen and strengthen bonds within their community. More information is available at

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