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Academy Sports + Outdoors partners with Pat Watkins to surprise 2 fathers ahead of Father’s Day

Published: Jun. 20, 2021 at 9:34 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 20, 2021 at 9:41 AM EDT
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - A special gift for two fathers in Tallahassee was given on Saturday, just in time for Father’s Day.

Academy Sports and Outdoors partnered with former NFL and Florida State University safety Pat Watkins to give two fathers each a $500 shopping spree. They were able to shop in Academy with their children, while also hanging out with Watkins himself.

Watkins said he’s grateful to give back to his community.

“I haven’t lost sight of that dream of whenever I consider myself finishing football being able to come back and even find some way to give back to the community,” said Watkins. “So, it’s something that is going to be a part of me and apart of everybody around me going forward.”

The children were selected after participating in Watkins’ football camp this past week.

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