PITTSBURGH, July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DICK'S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS), the largest U.S. based full-line sporting goods retailer, invites the community of Portage to their three-day grand opening weekend. The celebration begins on Friday, August 2 at the retailer's new location, 6355 Westnedge Avenue, and continues through Sunday, August 4. 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 The North Face FLASHDRY® 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 Sunday, Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader will make an appearance in-store from 3 - 5 p.m.** Prior to joining the Red Wings, Abdelkader led the Michigan State University Spartans to an NCAA Championship in 2007, earning him the Frozen Four Most Outstanding Player distinction.
"DICK'S Sporting Goods is excited to become a member of the Portage community with the opening of our newest location," said Lauren Hobart , DICK'S Sporting Goods Chief Marketing Officer. "With unsurpassed customer service and the best products in the industry, we are the equipment solution for athletes of all ages."The Portage location will be the retailer's 21st store in the state of Michigan and its 527th 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/Portage for more details. *NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Purchase does not improve chance of winning. Limit one per person. See store for details.