DICK'S Sporting Goods Announces Grand Opening Celebration in Portage, MI
Justin Abdelkader to Make Special Appearance
PITTSBURGH, July 25, 2013
PITTSBURGH, July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --DICK'S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS),
the largest U.S. based full-line sporting goods retailer, invites the
community of Portage to their three-day grand opening weekend. The celebration
begins on Friday, August 2 at the retailer's new location, 6355 Westnedge
Avenue, and continues through Sunday, August 4. Special extended store hours
will be in effect for Friday (8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.), Saturday (8:00 a.m. to
10:00 p.m.) and Sunday (9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.).
Throughout the weekend, DICK'S will host a variety of giveaways, including a
free Mystery Gift Card from $5 to $500 for the first 100 adults in line on
Friday and Saturday, a free The North Face FLASHDRY® T-shirt for the first 100
people in line on Saturday and a free Scratch & Win card, where every card is
a winner, for the first 100 adults in line on Sunday.*
On Sunday, Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader will make an appearance
in-store from 3 - 5 p.m.** Prior to joining the Red Wings, Abdelkader led the
Michigan State University Spartans to an NCAA Championship in 2007, earning
him the Frozen Four Most Outstanding Player distinction.
"DICK'S Sporting Goods is excited to become a member of the Portage community
with the opening of our newest location," said Lauren Hobart, DICK'S Sporting
Goods Chief Marketing Officer. "With unsurpassed customer service and the best
products in the industry, we are the equipment solution for athletes of all
The Portage location will be the retailer's 21st store in the state of
Michigan and its 527th nationwide. The new store will feature over 40 in-store
services performed by DICK'S certified PROS in Golf, Bike, Hunting, Fishing,
Team Sports and more.
Visit www.DicksSportingGoodsOnline.com/GrandOpen/Portage for more details.
*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Purchase does not improve chance of winning. Limit one
per person. See store for details.
**Beginning at 9 a.m. local time, 250 wristbands will be distributed on a
first-come, first-served basis on the day of event only. Limit one wristband
and one autograph per person. Fans must have a wristband and must be in the
Special Appearance line by 1 p.m. to receive an autograph.See store for
About DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc.
DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc. is an authentic full-line sports and fitness
specialty omni-channel retailer offering a broad assortment of high quality,
competitively-priced brand name sporting goods equipment, apparel and footwear
in a specialty store environment. The Company also owns and operates Golf
Galaxy, LLC, a golf specialty retailer. As of May 4, 2013, the Company
operated 520 DICK'S Sporting Goods stores in 44 states, 81 Golf Galaxy stores
in 30 states and eCommerce websites and catalog operations for DICK'S Sporting
Goods and Golf Galaxy. DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc. news releases are available
at http://www.DicksSportingGoods.com/Investors. The Company's website is not
part of this release.
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