The Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools has announced a partnership with Academy Sports + Outdoors. As part of this partnership, Academy Sports + Outdoors will be hosting exclusive TAPPS Shopping Days for all TAPPS students and fans. The first TAPPS Shopping Days will be March 23-24, 2024 at all Texas Academy locations.

“We are excited about partnering with Academy Sports + Outdoors to offer this opportunity for our TAPPS students and fans to shop at Academy for all their sport’s needs.” TAPPS Executive Director, Bryan Bunselmeyer, said. “These TAPPS Shopping Days are a great way to give back to our students and fans through a community partnership. We look forward to partnering.”

Stay tuned for more information on TAPPS Shopping Days as they approach.

About Academy Sports + Outdoors

Academy is a leading full-line sporting goods and outdoor recreation retailer in the United States. Originally founded in 1938 as a family business in Texas, Academy has grown to 282 stores across 18 states. Academy’s mission is to provide “Fun for All” and Academy fulfills this mission with a localized merchandising strategy and value proposition that strongly connects with a broad range of consumers. Academy’s product assortment focuses on key categories of outdoor, apparel, sports & recreation and footwear through both leading national brands and a portfolio of private label brands. For more information, visit


Chartered in 1978, the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) serves to organize, stimulate, encourage and promote the academic, athletic and fine arts programs in an effort to foster a spirit of fair play, good fellowship, true sportsmanship and wholesome competition for boys and girls. From a humble beginning of 20 member schools in 1978, twelve of which remain members, TAPPS has grown to a membership of 238 schools with a combined enrollment of over 40,000 students. Schools are presently aligned in six (6) classifications with districts across the state of Texas.