"We're excited to offer the Charlottesville community two great stores in one location," said Lauren Hobart, Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, DICK'S Sporting Goods. "The new stores will carry a wide range of sports and outdoor apparel, equipment and accessories and will be an essential destination for sports fans, athletes and outdoor enthusiasts in the community."
A three-day Grand Opening celebration will run through Sunday, October 2. The store will open at 8:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday and 9:00 a.m. on Sunday.
Several special guests will make in-store appearances during the Grand Opening including Bruce Mitchell, as seen on the Swamp People® TV Series ** from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday; former college and pro basketball center Ralph Sampson** from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and former driver Bill Elliott** from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ** on Saturday; and former college and pro running back Tiki Barber ** from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Guests will have the chance to receive giveaways throughout the weekend, which will include a chance to open the DICK'S Sporting Goods Gift Locker or Field & Stream Locked and Loaded Prize Safe, giveaway items and other premium items. ‡‡
Visit DICKS.com/Charlottesville for full details on the Grand Opening celebration, including giveaways, promotions, special guests and brand activations.
**Wristband required for autograph. Wristbands will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of event only. Limited Quantity. Limit one per person. Visit DICK'S.com/Charlottesville for details.
‡‡NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Purchase does not improve chance of winning. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Limit one t-shirt, mystery gift card, hat, stadium bag, and/or Gift Locker/Locked & Loaded Prize Safe combination per person/day/drawing. Must be 18+ for gift card and Gift Locker/Locked & Loaded promotions. Winners must comply with all federal, state and local laws, and must lawfully be able to possess the prize. See store or DICKS.com/Charlottesville for details and odds of winning.
About DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc.
Founded in 1948, DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc. is a leading omni-channel sporting goods retailer offering an extensive assortment of authentic, high-quality sports equipment, apparel, footwear and accessories. As of July 30, 2016, the Company operated more than 645 DICK'S Sporting Goods locations, serving and inspiring athletes and outdoor enthusiasts to achieve their personal best through a blend of dedicated associates, in-store services and unique specialty shop-in-shops. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, DICK'S also owns and operates Golf Galaxy, Field & Stream, True Runner and Chelsea Collective specialty stores. For more information, visit the Press Room at DICKS.com.
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