PITTSBURGH, April 4, 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 six new DICK'S Sporting Goods Friday, April 21 through Sunday, April 23 in various locations across the country. These openings will bring the retailer's total, national store count for the chain to 692 locations.
"We look forward to celebrating the grand opening of six new stores in four different states," said Lauren Hobart, Executive Vice President & Chief Consumer and Digital Officer, DICK'S Sporting Goods. "Having an expanded presence in these cities will allow us to better-serve the athletes and outdoor enthusiasts who live there. We hope these communities join us for the celebrations that we have planned."
DICK'S has brought more than 375 jobs to these markets through the hiring of full-time, part-time and temporary associates for the store.
The stores will host their grand opening celebrations from Friday, April 21 through Sunday, April 23. Customers will receive the chance to win great prizes throughout the weekend and meet special guests such as New York Safety Landon Collins**, New York Running Back Paul Perkins**, former Houston Wide Receiver Andre Johnson**, former Houston forward Robert Horry**, Denver Defensive Lineman Derek Wolfe** and former Colorado Outfielder Dante Bichette**.
Visit one of the following websites for full details on the Grand Opening celebrations taking place in each local community, including giveaways, promotions, special guests and brand activations – dicks.com/LeesSummit, dicks.com/LongIsland, dicks.com/Pearland, dicks.com/Pueblo and dicks.com/DenverWest.
**WRISTBAND REQUIRED! Wristbands are distributed on a first-come, first served basis beginning at store open on the day of event only. Limited Quantity. Limit one wristband per person. Must be present to receive wristband. Must have a wristband and must be in the Special Appearance line prior to the start of the appearance to receive an autograph. Times and appearances are subject to change without notice. See store 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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