Dick's Sporting Goods Announces Grand Opening Celebration at Ridge Hill in Yonkers, NY

Former New York Jets Legends Joe Klecko and Kris Jenkins to Make Special Appearances Throughout Grand Opening Weekend

Sep 26, 2011, 09:00 ET from Dick's Sporting Goods

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dick's Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS), the largest U.S. based full-line sporting goods retailer, invites the community of Yonkers to their three-day grand opening weekend. The store will open its doors on Wednesday, September 28 and begin the celebration with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, September 30 at 8 AM at the retailer's new location at Ridge Hill, 45 Fitzgerald Street, Yonkers, NY 10710 (914) 964-0580.  Special extended store hours will also be in effect for Friday (8 AM–10 PM), Saturday (8 AM10 PM) and Sunday (9 AM–8 PM).

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Dick's Sporting Goods has a variety of special athlete appearances and give-a-ways scheduled to celebrate the grand opening festivities. On Friday, the first customers through the door will receive a free adidas t-shirt while supplies last.

Saturday, for the first 100 customers through the door, Crocs will be giving away a free pair of adult Crocs (limit one per person and must be 18 years or older) and former New York Jet standout, Joe Klecko, will be onsite from 2 PM4 PM.* A four-time Pro Bowl selection and two-time All-Pro honoree, Joe Klecko was a member of the Jets famed "New York Sack Exchange." Spending 11 seasons with the Jets, Klecko was inducted into the New York Jets Ring of Honor and is one of three former Jets players to have his jersey retired.

Sunday's schedule will feature a Mystery Gift Card Giveaway for the first 100 customers, where unmarked gift cards will be handed out with varying denominations from $5 to one lucky $500 gift card (limit one per person and must be 18 years or older). Plus a free Reebok t-shirt while supplies last and special appearance by former New York defensive end, Kris Jenkins from noon – 2 PM.* A four-time Pro Bowl selection and three-time All-Pro honoree, Jenkins finished his career with 279 tackles and 24 sacks. After playing in the NFL for 10 seasons, Jenkins can now be seen throughout the NFL season on CBS Sports broadcasts including The NFL Today and Inside the NFL on Showtime.

Plus, all weekend, register to win The North Face camping package, 2 tickets to the NY Red Bulls vs. Philadelphia Union MLS match on October 20, 2011, or an autographed print by famed wildlife photographer, Michael Mauro.

"Dick's Sporting Goods is excited to become a member of the Yonkers community with the opening of our newest location," said Lauren Hobart, Dick's Sporting Goods Chief Marketing Officer. "Unsurpassed customer service and the best products in the industry are the hallmarks of our stores and we're excited to bring these traditions to Yonkers. We look forward to becoming an integrated member of the Yonkers community."  

The Yonkers location will be the retailer's thirty-second store in the state of New York and their 458th nationwide.

Throughout the weekend, customers can sign up for the $1,000 ScoreCard®  Shopping Spree and also earn triple points all weekend by signing up for the ScoreCard® Rewards Program.  Additionally, there will be activities throughout the store including product demonstrations by industry experts from Gatorade, Eagle Claw, Crocs, Mizuno, Skull Candy, PowerBalance, SofSole, and Mission Athlete Care among others.

Visit www.dickssportinggoodsonline.com/Grand_Open/Yonkers/ for more grand opening details and directions.

Dick's Sporting Goods is proud to be an active member of the communities they serve through the efforts of Community Marketing and Youth Sports programs. Dick Stack, founder of Dick's Sporting Goods, believed that sports play a vital role in teaching our children fundamental values like a strong work ethic, teamwork, and good sportsmanship. Stack understood that supporting the organizations that make youth sports possible is the best way to promote those values. Today, that legacy continues. Dick's Sporting Goods shares the same enthusiasm for and commitment to youth sports in our communities. This year, through its Community Youth Sports Program, Dick's Sporting Goods will donate thousands of coach's equipment kits to youth sports organizations across select markets – reaching over a million athletes.  For more information about Dick's Sporting Goods Community Marketing and the programs they offer, please contact Jerry Copsinis at Jerry.Copsinis@dcsg.com or visit http://dickssportinggoods.sponsorport.com/.

* Limit one autograph per person.  Autographs are provided on a first-come, first-served basis and are only guaranteed to the first 250 people in the special appearance line on the day of the event only.  Times and appearances are subject to change without notice.

About Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc.

Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. is an authentic full-line sporting goods retailer offering a broad assortment of 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 September 26, 2011, the Company operated 457 Dick's Sporting Goods stores in 42 states, 81 Golf Galaxy stores in 30 states and e-commerce web sites and catalog operations for both 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 web site is not part of this release.

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