PITTSBURGH, Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DICK'S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS), the largest U.S. based full-line sporting goods retailer, invites the community of Monroe to their three-day grand opening weekend. The store will open its doors on Wednesday, October 31 and begin the celebration with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, November 2 at 8:00 a.m. at the retailer's new location at Pecanland Mall, 4700 Millhaven Rd. 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 New England Patriots running back and Louisiana State University alum Kevin Faulk from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.* Faulk was selected by the Patriots in the 1999 NFL Draft and went on to become a three-time Super bowl champion with the team. 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.