"DICK'S Sporting Goods is excited to become a member of the Monroe 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 Monroe location will be the retailer's 4th store in the state of Louisiana and its 512th nationwide. Visit http://www.dickssportinggoodsonline.com/Grand_Open/Monroe/ for more grand opening details and directions. * Beginning at 8:00am local time, 250 wristbands will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at the store on the day of event only. Limit one wristband and one autograph per person. Fans must have a wristband and must be in the Special Appearance line by 12:00NOON to receive an autograph. Times and appearances are subject to change without notice. See store for details. About DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc. DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc. is an authentic full-line sporting goods retailer offering a broad assortment of brand name sporting goods equipment, apparel and footwear in a specialty store environment. The Company also owns and operates Golf Galaxy, LLC, a golf specialty retailer. As of September 21, 2012, the Company operated 500 DICK'S Sporting Goods stores in 44 states, 81 Golf Galaxy stores in 30 states and eCommerce websites and catalog operations for DICK'S Sporting Goods and Golf Galaxy. DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc. news releases are available at http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/investors. The Company's website is not part of this release. SOURCE DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc.