Academy Sports + Outdoors Becomes The Official Sporting Goods And Outdoor Retailer Of The SIAC
ATLANTA, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (“the SIAC) and Academy Sports + Outdoors (“Academy”), a leading sport, outdoor and recreation lifestyle retailer, today announced a new partnership which will make Academy the Official Sporting Goods and Outdoor Retailer of the SIAC.
“We are very pleased to announce this exciting new partnership with Academy Sports + Outdoors,” remarked SIAC Commissioner Gregory Moore. “Both Academy and the SIAC share a common vision of encouraging more boys and girls to participate in youth sports – most particularly participation in many underrepresented non-traditional sports. We are confident that working together this partnership will meaningfully advance that important objective.”
The multi-year partnership is an opportunity for the SIAC and Academy to build meaningful community initiatives with a focus on grassroots programming that includes youth outreach
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Heather T. Roy & Learka Bosnak
Ms. Bosnak: Heather and I have been working together for 15 years and we are very comfortable doing showings together. Then Covid shut everything down. We did a showing and I came back completely frustrated, because we were wearing masks. I felt muzzled. I was constantly running around saying, “I’m smiling under here!” This business is all about rapport, comfort level.
Ms. Roy: We’re like, “We need new skills. We need people to know what we’re thinking, and we also need to know what they’re thinking.” It was almost like we needed a body language expert. I am single and I had met with a couple of matchmakers in L.A. One had her clients meet with a body language expert—Mark Edgar Stephens.
Ms. Bosnak: Heather’s still single, but we love this guy.
Ms. Roy: So we called Mark and told him what we were
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Fire pits at the Salt Line. Photograph by Paul Kim.
DC is doling out $4 million to help businesses winterize their outdoor dining spaces in anticipation of the potentially devastating season ahead. Already, however, there’s a waitlist for the $6,000 “Winter Ready” grants, which can be used cover the costs of new tents, heaters, propane, lighting, furniture, and advertising.
The city received enough applications to exhaust the allotted funds within three weeks of the program opening. An additional 20 businesses are now on the waitlist, says Mayor Muriel Bowser’s press secretary Susana Castillo.
Cork Wine Bar and Market was awarded the very first grant today, and an additional 23 establishments will receive funds this week. Conditional award letters have been sent out to 323 businesses so far, and applications will continue to be reviewed through the end of October.
Pending funding availability, DC will open the grant back up, Castillo
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