DICK'S Sporting Goods to donate 1% of total sales July 14 - 16 to youth sports teams in need -
Young Athletes Wearing Their Team Gear in Store to Receive 20% Off Purchase*
PITTSBURGH, July 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- DICK'S Sporting Goods (DKS), the largest U.S.-based, full-line omni-channel sporting goods retailer has a deep commitment to youth sports, and truly believes that sports matter. This weekend, the Company is honoring this belief and celebrating youth sports with its first-ever 'Celebrate Youth Sports Weekend' at all locations nationwide.
From July 14th – 16th, DICK'S will donate 1% of in-store, online and mobile sales to The DICK'S Sporting Goods Foundation to support youth sports teams in need across the country via its Sports Matter program, which works to address the growing issue of underfunded youth athletics nationwide through equipment, uniform and monetary donations.
In addition, as a way to recognize and celebrate the many young athletes who shop in DICK'S stores nationwide, any customer accompanied by a child (18 and younger) wearing his or her youth team uniform or team gear will get 20% off their total purchase*.
"DICK'S Sporting Goods 'Celebrate Youth Sports Weekend' will raise awareness of the youth sports funding crisis and drive donations and funding to help more kids be able to play. It will also support athletes and their families by offering them a discount that weekend on all of their sporting goods needs," said Lauren Hobart, President of DICK'S Sporting Goods. "At DICK'S, we are driven by a deep belief that sports make people better and thus the billions of dollars that have been cut from youth sports budgets across the country is of great concern to us."
Since 2014, DICK'S and The DICK'S Sporting Goods Foundation have pledged more than $50 million to support teams and raise awareness for this issue, and its Sports Matter program has helped thousands of youth sports teams gain funding, impacting hundreds of thousands of young athletes nationwide. 'Celebrate Youth Sports Weekend' further extends the Company's commitment to supporting youth sports.
*Valid only 7/14 – 7/16. Exemptions and exclusions may apply. For more information, visit http://www.sportsmatter.org/#celebrate-youth-sports.
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 April 29, 2017, the Company operated more than 690 DICK'S Sporting Goods locations across the United States, 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 dedicated to Team Sports, Athletic Apparel, Golf, Lodge/Outdoor, Fitness and Footwear. 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 scheduling, communications and live scorekeeping, custom uniforms and FanWear and access to donations and sponsorships. DICK'S offers its products through a content-rich eCommerce platform that is integrated with its store network and provides customers with the convenience and expertise of a 24-hour storefront. For more information, visit the Press Room or Investor Relations pages at dicks.com.
About The DICK'S Sporting Goods Foundation
The DICK'S Sporting Goods Foundation is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation with a mission to inspire and enable sports participation. It was created by DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc. as a private corporate foundation to support DICK'S charitable and philanthropic activities.
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