Rockdale County

Georgia DNR set to receive $5,000 for life jackets

CONYERS, Ga. — Academy Sports + Outdoors is recognizing National Water Safety Month in Georgia through a donation to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

The donation, which is being given in the form of $5,000 worth of life jackets for DNR’s SPLASH Program, will provide 360 new life jackets to the agency.

Academy Sports said the new life jackets were a tool to help promote community safety while out on the water over the summer.

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The Georgia DNR SPLASH Program is a state-managed effort to reduce water-related deaths and injuries through education.

Since 2023, Academy Sports has given more than $12,000 to the SPLASH Program, according to the company.

The latest donation to DNR will be at the Academy Sports location on Old Salem Road in Conyers on Thursday at 2 p.m.

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