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SOURCE DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc.
Thurman Thomas to Make Special Appearance
PITTSBURGH, Oct. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DICK'S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS), the largest U.S. based full-line sporting goods retailer, invites the community of Batavia to their three-day grand opening weekend. The celebration begins on Friday, November 1 at the retailer's new location in Towne Center at Batavia (4180 Veterans Memorial Drive) and continues through Sunday, November 3. Special extended store hours will be in effect for Friday (8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.), Saturday (8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.) and Sunday (9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.).
Throughout the weekend, DICK'S will host a variety of giveaways, including a free Mystery Gift Card from $5 to $500 for the first 100 adults in line on Friday and Saturday, a free Under Armour Tech™ T-shirt for the first 100 people in line on Saturday and a free Scratch & Win card, where every card is a winner, for the first 100 adults in line on Sunday.*
On Saturday, Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas will make an appearance in-store from 11:00 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.** A five-time Pro Bowl selection and the 1992 NFL Offensive Player of the Year, Thomas scored 88 touchdowns in his career and ran for more than 12,000 yards.
"We look forward to opening our new DICK'S Sporting Goods in Batavia and becoming part of the community," said Lauren Hobart, Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, DICK'S Sporting Goods. "We want to serve athletes of all ages by providing the equipment they need to help them excel."
The Batavia location will be the retailer's 37th store in the state of New York and its 548th nationwide. The new store will feature over 40 in-store services performed by DICK'S certified PROS in Golf, Bike, Hunting, Fishing, Team Sports and more.
Visit www.DicksSportingGoodsOnline.com/GrandOpen/Batavia for more details.
*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Purchase does not improve chance of winning. Limit one per person. See store for details.
**Beginning at 8AM local time, 350 wristbands will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of event only. Limit one wristband and one autograph per person. Fans must have a wristband and must be in the Special Appearance line by 11:00AM to receive an autograph. See store for details.
About DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc.
DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc. is an authentic full-line sports and fitness specialty omni-channel retailer offering a broad assortment of high quality, competitively-priced 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 October 25, the Company operated over 540 DICK'S Sporting Goods stores in 45 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 http://www.DicksSportingGoods.com/Investors. The Company's website is not part of this release.
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