Academy Sports and Outdoors honored first responders by giving them fun outdoor equipment


NIXA, Mo.–  Nixa Fire Department was surprised by professional anglers Jacob Wheller and Justin Martin on Thursday, May 23. 

Wheller and Martin teamed up with Academy Sports and Outdoors to honor first responders throughout Missouri, Arkansas, and Oklahoma for Father’s Day. 

They surprised them with Academy gift cards, a basketball goal, and a BBQ pit. Each first responder received a goodie bag filled with Realtree products. 

Academy is dedicated to giving back to first responders who don’t always get to celebrate with their families on Father’s Day. 

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