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Dick’s Sporting Goods Announces Grand Opening Celebration at Glynn Isles Market in Brunswick, GA

October 17, 2011

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Dick’s Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS), the largest U.S. based full-line sporting goods retailer, invites the community of Brunswick to their three-day grand opening weekend. The store will open its doors on Wednesday, October 19 and begin the celebration with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, October 21 at 8 AM at the retailer’s new location at Glynn Isles Market, 440 Glynn Isles, Brunswick, GA 31525, (912-262-2433). Special extended store hours will also be in effect for Friday (8 AM-10 PM), Saturday (8 AM – 10 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.

Friday, Professional Bass Angler Shaw Grigsby will be onsite from 1PM – 6PM. A native of Gainesville, FL, Grigsby has captured 12 Bass Master Classics, two FLW Championships, and is the author of Bass Master Shaw Grigsby: Notes on Fishing and Life, the only bass fishing book to be published by the National Geographic Society.

During the weekend’s activities, outdoor enthusiasts can learn bass fishing tips and techniques all weekend long from Bass Pro Chuck Devereaux on top of DICK’s 4,000 gallon bass tank from 11 AM-7 PM Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday, Crocs will be giving away a free pair of youth Crocs and a Croslite doll with any Crocs purchase and Marine wildlife artist, scientist, diver, angler, explorer and ardent conservationist, Guy Harvey will be available from 1PM – 3 PM.* Dr. Harvey’s passion for environmental preservation led to the creation of The Guy Harvey Research Institute at Nova Southeastern University.

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). Also on Sunday, customers can receive a free Reebok t-shirt while supplies last. Addictive Fishing Host Blair Wiggins will make a special appearance from 11AM – 4 PM, and University of Florida alumni Fred Taylor will be on site from noon – 2 PM.* Wiggins spent 12 years as a professional fishing guide before turning to the tournament angler circuit. Winning the 2006 FLW Redfish Series Championship, Wiggins is now the host of his own show. Taylor led the Gators to the 1996 National Championship and finished his career ranked fourth in school history with 3,075 yards and 31 touchdowns. After spending 13 seasons in the NFL, Taylor was inducted in the Florida-Georgia Hall of Fame in 2008.

“Dick’s Sporting Goods is excited to become a member of the Brunswick 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 Brunswick. We look forward to becoming an integrated member of the Brunswick community.”

The Brunswick location will be the retailer’s 16th store in the state of Georgia and their 466th nationwide.

Throughout the weekend, customers can sign up for the $1,000 ScoreCard® Shopping Spree, earn triple points all weekend by signing up for the ScoreCard® Rewards Program, and register to win great prizes from The North Face, Michael Mauro, Crosman, or SofSole. Additionally, there will be activities throughout the store including product demonstrations by industry experts from Crocs, SofSole, Eagle Claw, Mizuno Running, Mizuno Baseball, Rainbow Sandals, and Brooks among others.

Visit www.dickssportinggoodsonline.com/Grand_Open/Brunswick/ 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 Lauren DeLaney at Lauren.DeLaney@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 October 17, 2011, the Company operated 463 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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