DICK'S Sporting Goods Announces Grand Opening Celebration in Chicago, IL

Special Appearances by Ferguson Jenkins and Andrew Desjardins

Aug 18, 2015, 16:16 ET from DICK'S Sporting Goods

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- DICK'S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS), the largest U.S.-based, full-line omni-channel sporting goods retailer, will be opening its 26th store in Illinois and 625th store nationwide on Friday, August 28th in Lincoln Park in Chicago, IL (1538 North Clybourn Avenue).

DICK'S three-day grand opening celebration will run through Sunday, August 30th. The store will open at 8:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday and 9:00 a.m. Sunday

On Friday, the first 100 people in line will be eligible for a free Reebok Play Dry® T-Shirt. Guests who are in line at 7:45am on Friday will get a chance to open the DICK'S Sporting Goods Gift Locker.*

In-store appearances will be made by Hall of Fame pitcher Ferguson Jenkins** from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday and Chicago left wing Andrew Desjardins** from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Saturday and Sunday giveaways include a free Mystery Gift Card from $5 to $500 for the first 100 adults in line. Guests who are in line at 7:45 a.m. Saturday and 8:45 a.m. on Sunday will also get a chance to open the DICK'S Sporting Goods Gift Locker.*

"We look forward to opening our new DICK'S Sporting Goods in Chicago and becoming part of the community," said Lauren Hobart, Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, DICK'S Sporting Goods. "We are excited to serve athletes of all ages by providing the equipment they need to help them excel."

The new location will feature Nike and Under Armour shops, athletic and outdoor apparel and footwear and gear for team sports, fitness, camping, hunting and fishing. More than 40 in-store services by DICK'S certified PROS in sports and outdoor specialties will also be available.

Visit DICKS.com/Chicago for details and LIKE DICK'S Sporting Goods on Facebook for the latest information on local appearances, special events and brand activations.

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Purchase does not improve chance of winning. Limit one t-shirt, mystery gift card and/or gift locker combination per person, per day. Must be 18+ for gift card and gift locker promotions. See store or DICKS.com/Chicago for details and odds of winning.

**Wristband required for autograph.  Wristbands will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of event only.  Limit one per person. Visit DICKS.com/Chicago 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 August 1, 2015, the Company operated more than 615 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 and True Runner specialty stores. For more information, visit the Press Room at DICKS.com.

Contact: DICK'S Sporting Goods – press@dcsg.com

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