PITTSBURGH, March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- DICK'S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS), the largest U.S.-based, full-line omni-channel sporting goods retailer, will celebrate the opening of a new DICK'S Sporting Goods on Friday, April 7 at Encinitas Ranch in Encinitas, CA.
This will be the retailer's 687th DICK'S store in the nation and 50th in the state of California.
"At DICK'S, we believe that sports make people better," said Lauren Hobart, Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, DICK'S Sporting Goods. "Opening our newest store in Encinitas allows us to better-serve our customers with a wide range of top-of-the-line products and services and provide superior customer service from associates who are passionate about sports and the outdoors. We're excited to become a more important part of the community."
The new location is the eighth former Sports Authority location that that Company has converted and reopened as a DICK'S Sporting Goods this year. This store will feature athletic and outdoor apparel and the latest gear for athletes of all ages in the Encinitas community. It will also include a new and improved footwear section designed to offer a broad selection of sports performance and casual footwear.
DICK'S has brought approximately 75 jobs to the community through the hiring of full-time, part-time and temporary associates for the store.
The store will host their grand opening celebrations from Friday, April 7 through Sunday, April 9. Customers will receive the chance to win great prizes throughout the weekend and kids ages 6 to 15 will have the chance to sharpen their skills and participate in the DICK'S Baseball and Softball Training Camp**.
Visit dicks.com/Encinitas for full details on the Grand Opening celebration, including giveaways, promotions, special guests and brand activations.
**Some exclusions and limitation apply. See DICKSTRAININGCAMP.com for details.
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 January 28, 2017, the Company operated more than 675 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 and Field & Stream specialty stores, as well as DICK'S Team Sports HQ, an all-in-one youth sports digital platform offering free league management services, mobile apps for communications and live scorekeeping, custom uniforms and FanWear and access to donations and sponsorships. For more information, visit the Press Room or Investor Relations pages at dicks.com.
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