PITTSBURGH, Oct. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DICK'S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS), the largest U.S. based full-line sporting goods retailer, invites the community of Riverhead to their three-day grand opening weekend. The celebration begins on Friday, October 25 at the retailer's new location at 1779 Old Country Road and continues through Sunday, October 27. 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 Under Armour Tech™ 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 Saturday, New York Mets Hall of Fame member and former Captain John Franco will make an appearance in-store from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.** Franco was a four time All-Star with 424 saves in his career, the 4 th most in major league history and the most for any left-handed pitcher.
"We look forward to opening our new DICK'S Sporting Goods in Riverhead, becoming part of the community and serving athletes of all ages by providing them the equipment they need to excel." said Lauren Hobart , Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, DICK'S Sporting Goods.The Riverhead location will be the retailer's 36 th store in the state of New York and its 545 th 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/Riverhead for more details. *NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Purchase does not improve chance of winning. Limit one per person. See store for details.