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Implus Partners with Academy to Donate 60,000 Pairs of Socks to Hurricane Harvey Victims

Leader in Athletic Footwear Accessories and Outdoor Retailer Come Together to Provide Relief to Southern Texas

Research Triangle Park, NC – September 15, 2017


Implus, a growing and innovative provider of athletic, fitness, and outdoor accessories, today announced it is partnering with Texas-based Academy, Ltd. (d/b/a Academy Sports + Outdoors) to donate 60,000 pairs of socks to aid the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas and the Gulf Coast.

The organizations are working with the nationally recognized nonprofit charity Delivering Good to distribute 60,000 pairs of socks from Implus over the coming weeks. The donated goods will help men, women and children impacted by the floods, many of whom were forced to leave their homes without the necessary clothing items.

“We are proud to be able to help the people of Southern Texas and sincerely hope that our donation provides some relief to people that are currently without all of the comforts we often take for granted,” said Todd Vore, President of Implus. “One of our goals at Implus is to help people overcome challenges in sport but at times like these it’s important to remember that some challenges in life are bigger than that. We hope in some small way we are able to help people overcome those challenges too.”

The 60,000 pairs of socks will be shipped from the Implus distribution center in Durham, North Carolina, to Delivering Good’s operations in Texas. Delivering Good will then work with their network of community partners to distribute the items to individuals in the impacted areas.

“Hurricane Harvey had a devastating impact on the Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana,” said Vince Kuehler, National Sales Manager of Implus. “As a Houston resident, I watched firsthand as thousands of families lost their homes and their possessions. Implus is proud to work with our retail partner Academy Sports + Outdoors to help the community and it is our sincere hope that these socks help families begin to recover, especially as kids go back to school.”

About Implus Corporation

Headquartered in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park, Implus has evolved to become an innovative provider of footwear, outdoor and fitness accessories to its retail partners. Implus’ family of brands includes Sof Sole, Yaktrax, apara, Airplus, Sneaker Balls, Sof Comfort, Little Hotties, Perfect, TriggerPoint, ICETrekkers and Balega. From insoles, socks and shoe care to seasonal accessories and fitness solutions, Implus proudly distributes its brands to thousands of retail locations across the United States and worldwide. For more information, visit

About Academy Sports + Outdoors

At Academy Sports + Outdoors, we make it easier for everyone to enjoy more sports and outdoor activities. At each of our 230+ locations, we carry a wide range of hunting, fishing and camping equipment, patio sets and barbeque grills, along with sports and recreation products, at everyday low prices. For all. For less. For more information about Academy Sports + Outdoors visit,,,, and

About Delivering Good

Delivering Good, Inc. (formerly K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and the charity of choice for new product donations made by hundreds of companies in the fashion, home and children’s industries. Donating new merchandise provides these companies with a simple and effective way to help millions of kids, adults and families facing poverty and disaster each year. Since 1985, over $1.6 billion of donated product has been distributed through our network of community partners. Learn more at