PITTSBURGH, 2016-Nov-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — DICK’S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS) announced today (November 28, 2016) the acquisition of GameChanger Media as a new part of its DICK’S Team Sports HQ suite of digital youth sports offerings. GameChanger is a live scoring app that delivers data-driven coaching insights, live play-by-play updates and instant game recap stories for 165,000 amateur baseball and softball teams.
“We are very excited to acquire GameChanger to enhance our DICK’S Team Sports HQ platform. GameChanger will allow us to provide the baseball and softball communities better tools and in-game information for coaches, players and fans alike,” said Edward W. Stack, Chairman & CEO, DICK’S Sporting Goods. “We believe the addition of GameChanger and its unique in-game mobile experience to DICK’S Team Sports HQ strongly supports our efforts to provide unparalleled technological capabilities to youth, prep teams and leagues across the country.”
“GameChanger exists to serve the needs of coaches, parents and volunteers who dedicate so much time and energy to amateur sports,” said Ted Sullivan, VP/CEO of GameChanger. “And now as part of the DICK’S Sporting Goods family, we look forward to further enhancing the youth sports experience for these team communities.”
DICK’S Team Sports HQ offers youth sports leagues, teams, coaches and parents across the country three key services – free league management services, including websites and online registration with free mobile app for scheduling and communications; custom uniforms and FanWear shops; and access to donations and sponsorships.
More information on Teams Sports HQ can be found by visiting dicks.com/TSHQ.
About DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc.
Founded in 1948, DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. is a leading omni-channel sporting goods retailer offering an extensive assortment of authentic, high-quality sports equipment, apparel, footwear and accessories. As of October 29, 2016, the Company operated more than 675 DICK’S Sporting Goods locations across the United States, serving and inspiring athletes and outdoor enthusiasts to achieve their personal best through a blend of dedicated associates, in-store services and unique specialty shop-in-shops dedicated to Team Sports, Athletic Apparel, Golf, Lodge/Outdoor, Fitness and Footwear. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, DICK’S also owns and operates Golf Galaxy, Field & Stream, True Runner and Chelsea Collective specialty stores and DICK’S Team Sports HQ, an all-in-one youth sports digital platform with free league management services, including websites and online registration with free mobile app for scheduling and communications; custom uniforms and FanWear shops; and access to donations and sponsorships. DICK’S offers its products through a content-rich eCommerce platform that is integrated with its store network and provides customers with the convenience and expertise of a 24-hour storefront. For more information, visit the Press Room or Investor Relations at DICKS.com.
Source:DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc.
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