DICK'S Sporting Goods to Accept Gently-Worn Winter Coats for Those in Need

Winter Coat Trade-In Event Runs October 21st - 27th

Oct 18, 2012, 10:48 ET from DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc.

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DICK'S Sporting Goods, the largest U.S. based full-line sporting goods retailer, today announced its first-ever Winter Coat Trade-In Event.  Customers are encouraged to bring their gently-worn winter coats into a DICK'S Sporting Goods store from Sun., Oct. 21 through Sat., Oct. 27.  Donated coats will then be distributed in the U.S. to those in need through a partnership with World Vision.

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"As cold weather is fast approaching, DICK'S Sporting Goods is encouraging customers to donate a gently-worn coat at their local DICK'S locations so we can help children and families stay warm during the upcoming winter season," said Lauren Hobart, Chief Marketing Officer at DICK'S Sporting Goods.

During this week-long event, customers who donate a gently-worn winter coat and purchase a new coat at DICK'S for $90 or more will receive a $20 off coupon for a future purchase, redeemable from Oct. 29 through Nov. 17.

World Vision, which will distribute the donated coats through their U.S. Programs in Seattle, Dallas, Chicago and New York, serves nearly 100 million people each year globally, 2.2 million in the U.S.

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 21, 2012, the Company operated 500 DICK'S Sporting Goods stores in 44 states, 81 Golf Galaxy stores in 30 states and eCommerce websites and catalog operations for DICK'S Sporting Goods and Golf Galaxy. DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc. news releases are available at www.dickssportinggoods.com/investors.  

About World Vision
World Vision is a Christian relief and development organization dedicated to helping children and their communities worldwide reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty. World Vision serves the world's poor regardless of a person's religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. For more information please visit www.worldvision.org/press.  Or follow them on their Twitter site at @worldvisionnews.

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