PITTSBURGH, Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DICK'S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS), the largest U.S. based full-line omni-channel sporting goods retailer, invites the community of Slidell to their three-day grand opening. The celebration runs Friday, March 7 through Sunday, March 9 at the retailer's new Fremaux Town Center location (250 Town Center Parkway). Special extended store hours will be in effect all weekend. Store opens at 8:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday and 9:00 a.m. Sunday. Throughout the weekend, DICK'S will host a variety of giveaways, including a free Under Armour Tech™ T-shirt for the first 100 people in line on Friday and a free Mystery Gift Card from $5 to $500 for the first 100 adults in line on Saturday and Sunday. Guests who get in line early will receive their unique combination for a chance to open the DICK'S Sporting Goods Gift Locker at 7:45 a.m. on Friday and Saturday and 8:45 a.m. on Sunday.* On Sunday, New Orleans running back Mark Ingram will make an in-store appearance from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.** Prior to joining the New Orleans Saints, Ingram played college football at the University of Alabama, where he won the Heisman Trophy in 2009. "DICK'S Sporting Goods is excited to become a member of the Slidell community with the opening of our newest location," said Lauren Hobart, Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, DICK'S Sporting Goods. "We look forward to serving the athletes and outdoor enthusiasts in Slidell and inspiring them to achieve their personal best." The new location will be the retailer's 7th store in the state of Louisiana and its 561th nationwide. The new store will offer over 40 in-store services performed by DICK'S certified PROS in sports and outdoor specialties such as golf, bike, fishing and team sports. Visit www.DICKS.com/Slidell for more details. *NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Purchase does not improve chance of winning. Limit one t-shirt, mystery gift card and/or gift locker combination per person, per day. Must be 18+ for gift card and gift locker promotions. See store for details.