30 Macon Boys and Girls Club kids receive $100 gift cards to Academy Sports

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Thirty kids in Macon at the Boys and Girls Club went home on Tuesday with bags filled with school supplies, uniforms, and sporting equipment.

The children received $100 gift cards from Academy Sports & Outdoors.

Store managers say it’s the store’s effort to reach out into the community and into the lives of the children in the community.

"What amazes me is the size and selection we have here. I’ve been in retail for 22 years and this is really one of the largest back to school shops that I’ve ever been in," Michael Maguire, the store director said.

This is Academy’s fifth year for the event.

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