October 15, 2012 at 09:30 AM EDT
DICK'S Sporting Goods Announces Relocated Store to Open This Week at South Hills Village Mall in Upper St. Clair, PA Weekend of festivities includes appearances by Jerome Bettis, Emmanuel Sanders, Mike Lange, Phil Bourque and more

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DICK'S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS), the largest U.S. based full-line sporting goods retailer, will be opening its relocated store this week at South Hills Village Mall, 301 South Hills Village Drive. The store will open its doors on Wednesday, October 17 and celebrate its launch with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, October 19 at 8:00 a.m. Special extended store hours will also 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.)

DICK'S Sporting Goods also has a variety of special athlete appearances and giveaways scheduled to celebrate the relocation.

On Friday, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders will be in store meeting and greeting customers from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.* Sanders ranks as Southern Methodist University's all-time leader in career catches, touchdown catches and yards, single-season and single-game receptions and single-season yardage. He was selected by the Steelers in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft.

Additionally on Friday, there will be a Mystery Gift Card Giveaway for the first 100 adults in line, who will receive unmarked DICK'S Sporting Goods gift cards in varying denominations from $5 to $500, with one person winning the $500 card. (Limit one per person and must be 18 years or older.)

Saturday's schedule will feature a special appearance by legendary Pittsburgh Steeler Jerome Bettis from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.** A six-time Pro Bowler, Bettis is the sixth-leading rusher in NFL history and was a key member of the Steelers' 2005 Super Bowl Championship team.  In 2007, Bettis was selected as a member of the Steelers' all-time team.

On Sunday, Pittsburgh Penguins radio announcers Mike Lange and Phil Bourque will round out the week's festivities with an in-store appearance from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.***  Lange is the long-time voice of the Penguins, having worked television and radio broadcasts for the team since the mid-1970's.  Bourque was a member of the Penguins' back-to-back 1991 and 1992 Stanley Cup Championship teams. 

Additional appearances on Sunday include Pittsburgh Penguins mascot "Iceburgh" from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.**** and professional bass angler Skeet Reese from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ****

Throughout the weekend, customers will be able to enter for the chance to win an Epic A35T Treadmill and a Nishiki Kinzua29 Limited Edition bicycle. There will also be opportunities for customers to meet with certified bike and lodge technicians and PGA/LPGA professionals, as well as additional activities throughout the store.  More details on all promotions are available at the store location.  

"We're pleased to be opening an expanded and enhanced DICK'S Sporting Goods store in South Hills Village Mall, which will enable us to better serve the needs of athletes in the community," said Lauren Hobart, DICK'S Sporting Goods Chief Marketing Officer. "With our unsurpassed customer service and the best equipment in the industry, we look forward to continued success in Upper St. Clair and welcoming customers to this new location."

The South Hills Village Mall location will be the retailer's 35th store in the state of Pennsylvania and its 506th store nationwide.

Visit www.dickssportinggoodsonline.com/Grand_Open/South-Hills/ for more event details and directions.

* Beginning at 8:00am local time, 350 wristbands will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at the store 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 6:00PM to receive an autograph.  Times and appearances are subject to change without notice. See store for details.

** Beginning at 8:00am local time, 350 wristbands will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at the store 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 1:00PM to receive an autograph.  Times and appearances are subject to change without notice. See store for details.

*** Beginning at 9:00am local time, 350 wristbands will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at the store 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 2:00PM to receive an autograph.  Times and appearances are subject to change without notice. See store for details.

**** Limit one autograph per person.  Autographs will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis at the store on the day of event only.  Times and appearances are subject to change without notice. See store for details.

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 http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/investors.  The Company's website is not part of this release.

SOURCE DICK'S Sporting Goods

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