It was a big day at Academy Sports and Outdoors on SPID. The store showed off its new look while some local kids got to take part in a special shopping spree.

The kids with Big Brothers and Big Sisters were each given a $100 gift card from the store to buy whatever they like, many choosing new shoes and clothes. Store personnel said they felt it was the best way to celebrate their new grand re-opening.

50 children took part in Thursday's shopping spree.