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Former FSU football player partners with Academy Sports to donate Thanksgiving essentials to Charlotte fire stations

All 42 stations in the city will receive supplies
Posted at 12:41 PM, Nov 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-20 15:41:04-05

(WTXL) — Former Florida State defensive end Brian Burns partnered with Academy Sports + Outdoors to give back to Charlotte first responders this Thanksgiving season.

Academy Sports and Burns, who currently plays for the Carolina Panthers, delivered turkey fryers, oil, seasonings, and grocery gift cards to all 42 of Charlotte, North Carolina's fire stations on Wednesday.

Academy Sports says each fire station will use these supplies to host their own Thanksgiving dinner at the firehouse.

They say the supplies will come in handy while the firefighters have to work and be away from their loved ones during the holiday.