BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Hibbett Sports Inc., owner and operator of more than 1,000 premium athletic retail stores nationwide, today announced plans to raise $100,000 in donations by June 30, 2017 to benefit the American Heart Association.
Hibbett Sports will also support the local AHA chapter by serving as Birmingham Heart Walk's "Start and Finish line" sponsor, with many Hibbett employees taking part in the Heart Walk itself on June 24, 2017.
"We are thrilled that companies support the American Heart Association by offering donation opportunities to their customers," said American Heart Association Board Chairman Al Royse. "Point-of-sale and online fundraising campaigns like this are key to helping the American Heart Association raise money to help reduce cardiovascular diseases and stroke."
This is the fourth year that Hibbett Sports has supported the local walk. Hibbett has been a national supporter since 2015. AHA's annual fundraising events help promote physical activity and bring awareness about the importance of heart health while raising funds for much-needed research and treatment options for those already living with heart disease.
"Hibbett Sports is proud to once again support the American Heart Association with our shared goal of promoting healthy and active lifestyles," said Sarah Sharp Wangaard, Vice President of Marketing for Hibbett Sports. "By working together, we can make a positive impact in the neighborhoods we serve and ultimately help save lives with the money we raise."
Hibbett Sports will be accepting AHA donations through June 30, 2017 in person at all store locations or online at hibbett.com/philanthropy. The 2017 campaign marks the first time customers have been able to donate online. Donations can be made at the checkout in any store location.
To learn more on how to participate in the Birmingham Heart Walk on June 24, 2017, visit www.birminghamheartwalk.org.
About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease — one of the leading causes of death in the world. They team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based American Heart Association is the nation's oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit www.heart.org, or call any of the offices around the country. Follow the American Heart Association on Facebook and Twitter.
About Hibbett Sports Inc.
In business since 1945, Hibbett Sports Inc. and its subsidiaries operate 1,080 premium athletic retail stores in small to mid-sized markets, predominantly in the South, Southwest, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions of the United States. The company's primary retail format is 5,000-square-foot stores located in strip centers and enclosed malls. Each store typically lies within 150 miles of another store location. For information, visit hibbett.com.
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