Academy Sports + Outdoors donates $2K shopping spree to Carver Community Organization

Academy Sports + Outdoors donates $2K shopping spree to Carver Community Organization

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - A Tri-State sporting goods store is helping local children have a great holiday season.

Academy Sports + Outdoors presented Carver Community Organization with $2,000 shopping spree so some kids could have a nicer Christmas.

The Carver Community Organization’s mission is to provide unique programs and services within a safe environment that teaches respect for self, others and the community.

Representatives from Carver say much of this donation will be used to purchase games and sporting goods.

They hope that these gifts will help bring families in the community closer together, especially during a pandemic.

“There’s been a lot of isolation and a lot of uncertainty. Families are kind of vexed and needing a lot of direction, support, and help. We’re trying to bring in both stakeholders and the families so that we can get them together in a centralized location, hopefully soon, and they can bring the toys,” said David Wagner with the Carver Community Organization.

Carver representatives say they hope to spend this donation in the near future.

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