PITTSBURGH, Oct. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DICK'S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS), the largest U.S. based full-line sporting goods retailer, invites the community of Batavia to their three-day grand opening weekend. The celebration begins on Friday, November 1 at the retailer's new location in Towne Center at Batavia (4180 Veterans Memorial Drive) and continues through Sunday, November 3. 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, Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas will make an appearance in-store from 11:00 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.** A five-time Pro Bowl selection and the 1992 NFL Offensive Player of the Year, Thomas scored 88 touchdowns in his career and ran for more than 12,000 yards.
"We look forward to opening our new DICK'S Sporting Goods in Batavia and becoming part of the community," said Lauren Hobart , Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, DICK'S Sporting Goods. "We want to serve athletes of all ages by providing the equipment they need to help them excel."The Batavia location will be the retailer's 37 th store in the state of New York and its 548 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/Batavia for more details. *NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Purchase does not improve chance of winning. Limit one per person. See store for details.