Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CROX) today announced that it is partnering with Academy Sports + Outdoors to host a free autograph session with Jase, Phil, Si and Willie of Duck Commander at the Academy Sports + Outdoors store in Metairie, Louisiana on Saturday, March 30. Crocs will be giving away a free pair of shoes to the first 100 customers in line when the store opens at 8:00 a.m., and will also be awarding one lucky finalist with a brand new Realtree ®-wrapped Jeep Rubicon.
Academy Sports + Outdoors partnered with Crocs to register customers at the 16 new Academy stores opened throughout the southeast in 2012. Of those who registered, three finalists were randomly selected and will be flown in to vie for the Jeep. The finalists will each be given a key to see if it starts the Jeep. The 2 nd and 3 rd place finalists will receive a $1,000 and $500 Academy Sports + Outdoors gift card, respectively, along with a year’s supply of free Crocs™ shoes.
To help celebrate, Academy and Crocs invited Duck Commander’s Jase, Phil, Si and Willie to help with the giveaway and to sign autographs for local fans. Autograph passes will be distributed to the first 500 customers in line one hour prior to the event and will be limited to one autograph per customer. During the event, fans will have the opportunity to stock up on Duck Commander t-shirts, hats and more.
"We are excited to partner with Academy Sports + Outdoors for this one-of-a kind event,” said Michael Martin, Crocs’ Director of Marketing for the Americas. “I can’t think of a better way to celebrate our partnerships with Academy Sports + Outdoors and Realtree®. The Duck Commander crew is the perfect group to help us hand over the keys to this great Realtree®-wrapped Jeep Rubicon to one very lucky Crocs™ footwear fan."