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DICK'S Sporting Goods Announces Grand Opening Celebration At Westridge Center In Salinas, CA

Stocks in this article: DKS

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --  DICK'S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS), the largest U.S. based full-line sporting goods retailer, invites the community of Salinas to their three-day grand opening weekend. The store will open its doors on Wednesday, October 24 and begin the celebration with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, October 26 at 8:00 a.m. at the retailer's new location at Westridge Center, 1223 N. Davis Road. 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 grand opening festivities.

Saturday's schedule will feature a special appearance by former San Francisco 49ers receiver Dwight Clark from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.*  A former wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers, Clark was a two-time Super Bowl champion and two-time Pro Bowler.  Many sports fans may recall Clark from "The Catch," his memorable touchdown in the 1981 NFC Playoffs against the Dallas Cowboys.

On Sunday, former Oakland Raiders offensive lineman Lincoln Kennedy will be in store meeting and greeting customers from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.** Kennedy played 11 seasons as an offensive lineman, spending the majority of that time with the Oakland Raiders.  The ninth overall pick in the 1993 NFL Draft, he was a three-time Pro Bowl selection with the Raiders and was a key member of their 2002 Super Bowl team.

Additionally on Sunday, 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.)

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.  

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