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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Academy Sports puts the SPORT in Sporting Goods

Academy Sports, Snellville Ga - Click any picture to view larger
I was invited to tour the new Snellville location for Academy Sports today. The store will open tomorrow -- Friday, July 1st at 8 a.m. Before going inside the store, I thought that Academy Sports would be like Bass Pro Shop. The Bass Pro Shop I've been to at Discover Mills Mall is more of a hunting/sportsman kind of store. Although Academy Sports does have a very decent selection of hunting and fishing gear, it has a wide variety of everything else that's sports too! Turns out, Academy Sports puts the SPORT in sporting goods. The more my daughter and I explored the store, the more we liked it! I think men, women and children of all ages will love this store.

This video shows you Academy Sports & Outdoors' digital golf simulator. Special sensors on the balls help the computer analyze the velocity of your golf ball. Check this out!

The section of the store shown above contains all kinds of local school themed spirit wear. I saw T-shirts and hoodies for South Gwinnett, Brookwood, and Grayson High Schools.

The staff gathers for a last-minute meeting before 40 children from the Boys and Girls Club arrived. Academy Sports assigned a personal shopper and $100 gift cards to each of the children.
Store Director Jay Glasscock (center) and store staff
Academy Sports has brought 150 new jobs to Snellville, so please show them your support! 

WHAT'S THERE: Over 67,000 square feet of footwear, apparel, sports and leisure products plus quality hunting, fishing and camping equipment. Bicycles, swingsets, basketball hoops, baseball gloves, tennis equipment and more. A lot more workout clothing than other Snellville stores have. The store is comprised mainly of the top brands (of everything sports!) like Columbia, Magellan, Sperry, Under Armor,  Asics, Reebok, Nike. 

HOT DEALS: Aussie Sizzler Grill, $29.99. Kingsford 16.6 lb Charcoal $7.99 (only $4 each when you buy 2), Timber Creek Deluxe Armchair, $5.99. Flip flops for only $2.99
I saw many items lower priced than at other stores.

OPENS: Friday July 1, 2011 at 8 a.m., July 4th hours will be 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Regular store hours will be Mon. - Sat. 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sundays 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

LOCATION: 1585 Scenic Highway, Snellville Ga 30078.

*This blog post is not an ad, I was not compensated in any way for it.  I did enjoy meeting everyone on the Academy Sports staff and the visit to the store!

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