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GALVESTON, Texas - April 9, 2021 - Galveston ISD will be receiving 17 pallets of socks as a donation from Academy Sports + Outdoors. On Tuesday, April 13 at 2 p.m., two truckloads of thousands of socks will be unloaded at GISD’s Scott Building located at 4116 Avenue N ½.

Academy Sock Donation:
Tuesday, April 13
2 p.m.
Scott Building
4116 Avenue N 1/2
Galveston, TX

The pallets of “broken socks” are coming from Academy’s Katy, Texas distribution center. "Broken" means the packages may be ripped, a few may be missing/mismatched, etc. They will be delivered to the district’s Family & Community Engagement (F.A.C.E.) program which will ensure that they are distributed to students who are in need. 

Galveston ISD is a public school district in Texas, established in 1884, that serves nearly 7,000 students. Its 12 Schools of Choice campuses consist of traditional and theme based schools, charter schools, STEM programs, magnet schools, and a mega-magnet high school. The district’s mission is to Educate, Engage and Empower EACH student for a life of Excellence. To learn more, visit

Academy is a leading full-line sporting goods and outdoor recreation retailer in the United States. Originally founded in 1938 as a family business in Texas, Academy has grown to 259 stores across 16 contiguous states, primarily in the southern United States. Academy’s mission is to provide “Fun for All” and Academy fulfills this mission with a localized merchandising strategy and value proposition that strongly connects with a broad range of consumers.  Academy’s product assortment focuses on key categories of outdoor, apparel, footwear and sports & recreation through both leading national brands and a portfolio of 19 private label brands, which go well beyond traditional sporting goods and apparel offerings. For more information, visit