Academy Sports opens Friday, ribbon cutting Thursday afternoon

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Academy Sports in Hattiesburg will open its doors to the public for the first time Friday morning.

On Thursday sneak peak tours were held in the afternoon for those who wanted to get an early look at the store. Following the tours a ribbon cutting ceremony with all the new store employees was held. Kids from the Boys and Girls Club of Hattiesburg were then invited in for a shopping spree. Each was given a $100 gift card to purchase whatever they desired.

The store will open its doors at 8:00 Friday morning. In celebration of this being the company's 140th store, the first 140 customers on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday will receive a prize.

The stores Grand Opening Celebration is slated for the weekend of Friday, December 2 through Sunday, December 4. The store is located at 6173 Highway 98 West next to Target.

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