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Sports store gives back to community

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Academy Sports opened its doors early to the Boys and Girls Club. Academy Sports opened its doors early to the Boys and Girls Club.
MADISON, AL (WAFF) -

A new sporting goods store opens Friday in Madison but opened its doors early to some children.

Academy Sports and Outdoors treated 30 kids from the Boys and Girls Club of North Alabama to a shopping spree.

The new store is located on Highway 72 in Madison.

Each child was given a hundred dollar gift card to buy anything they wanted.

"We're really excited about our kids having the opportunity to come and to get some goods that they probably wouldn't normally get. This is great exposure for our kids and we're really happy about it," said Harold Weatherly with the Boys and Girls Club.

The manager of Academy Sports said this was their way of giving back to the community.

The new store opened Friday at 8am.

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