Sheldon’s K9s and the Gastonia Police Foundation will each receive $10,000. Academy Sports + Outdoors is donating $20,000 to Charlotte-area first responder organizations this week. The Sheldon’s K9 organization and Gastonia Police Foundation will each receive a $10,000 check from Academy Sports + Outdoors ahead of National Night Out in Mooresville and Gastonia.
 
Sheldon’s K9s was founded in honor of fallen Mooresville K9 police officer Jordan Sheldon to help improve the lives of K9 units through community involvement. The Gastonia Police Foundation was formed to provide resources to the Gastonia Police Department to make the city the safest in the region.
 
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes first responder-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. Both Mooresville and Gastonia’s NNO events are scheduled for August 6.
 
Academy Sports + Outdoors is an official partner of National Night Out. Academy is also hosting similar events in 35 other cities across the South, Southeast and Midwest U.S.
 
About Academy Sports + Outdoors
At Academy Sports + Outdoors, we make it easier for everyone to enjoy more sports and outdoor fun. At each of our 250+ locations, we carry a wide range of apparel, footwear, hunting, fishing and camping equipment, patio sets and barbeque grills, along with sports and recreation products, at everyday low prices. For more information about Academy Sports + Outdoors visit academy.com.
 
About National Night Out
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances. Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all fifty states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide on the first Tuesday in August (Texas and select areas celebrate on the first Tuesday in October). Neighborhoods host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and various other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and much, much more.

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