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Academy Sports + Outdoors donates 400 life jackets to Safe Kids Columbus

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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) – Safe Kids Columbus now has 400 more life jackets all thanks to a local store in Columbus.

Academy Sports and Outdoor donated 400 life jackets worth $5,000 to Safe Kids Columbus at Piedmont Columbus Regional for its 5th consecutive year. The new life jackets will serve as tools to promote community safety while in the water this upcoming summer.

According to sources, Academy Sports + Outdoors has donated over $25,000 worth of items to Safe Kids Columbus to help promote water safety in the community.

Safe Kids Columbus is an organization led by Piedmont Columbus Regional that achieves to keep kids safe in the community.

Safe Kids Columbus invites the community to attend its annual River Savvy Kids event this Saturday from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Blanton Creek Campground in Hamilton. The purpose of this event is to teach children the importance of river safety. Kids will also receive individual free life jackets. The event is pirate themed and children are asked to wear pirate themed costumes in order to participate.

For more information, call 706-321-6720.

Safe Kids Columbus now has 400 more life jackets all thanks to a local store in Columbus.(Source: Piedmont Columbus Regional)

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