DICK’S Sporting Goods/Foundation provide clothing, footwear and monetary support to communities impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

Donations of clothing, footwear, supplies and monetary support to aide short-term emergency requests and long-term disaster recovery efforts

PITTSBURGH, PA, 2017-Sep-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — DICK’S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS) along with The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation today announced a $5.5 million commitment to support communities impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The short-term emergency requests and long-term recovery support ranges from monetary donations, to equipment and apparel and other much needed supplies distributed in partnership with The American Red Cross and local authorities.

“Our heart goes out to all impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma,” said Lauren Hobart, President, DICK’S Sporting Goods and The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation. “We are committed to helping our valued customers and Associates begin to rebuild. Together with our Foundation, we are working closely with local and national organizations to maximize our support for both the immediate and long-term recovery of those in need.”

DICK’S is donating $3.5 million worth of clothing and footwear to those in need through its partnership with The American Red Cross.DICK’S is also helping to minimize the risk of lost wages and assisting Associates with getting back on their feet. Additionally, DICK’S and The DICK’S Foundation will donate $2 million to rebuild and refurbish youth sports programs and facilities across the Gulf Coast, Florida and other states impacted by the Hurricanes.

As part of this commitment, The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation has established a $1 million Sports Matter relief fund on DonorsChoose.org, in which eligible schools will be able to receive up to $25,000 in funding for their sports programs. An additional $1 million from DICK’S Community Marketing efforts will provide support to impacted community youth sports leagues, teams and organizations as they begin to rebuild.

 

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 July 29, 2017, the Company operated more than 700 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 and Field & Stream specialty stores, as well as DICK’S Team Sports HQ, an all-in-one youth sports digital platform offering free league management services, mobile apps for scheduling, communications and live scorekeeping, custom uniforms and FanWear 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 pages at dicks.com.

About The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation
The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation with a mission to inspire and enable sports participation. It was created by DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. as a private corporate foundation to support DICK’S charitable and philanthropic activities.

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Contact: DICK’S Sporting Goods – press@dcsg.com

DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation and CALIA by Carrie Underwood to donate $500,000 in Sports Matter grants to girls youth sports teams across the country

Carrie Underwood Presents First Grant of $100,000 to Girls Sports Teams in Her Hometown of Checotah, Oklahoma

PITTSBURGH, 2016-Jun-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (JUNE 14, 2016), The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation and CALIA by Carrie Underwood, a fitness and lifestyle brand created in partnership with DICK’S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS) and GRAMMY® Award winner Carrie Underwood, announced plans to donate $500,000 in Sports Matter grants to girls youth sports teams across the country.

Since 2014, The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation has pledged over $50 million to support teams and raise awareness of the importance of youth sports across the country through its Sports Matterinitiative.

To kick off the partnership in her hometown of Checotah, Oklahoma, The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation and Underwood herself surprised unsuspecting Checotah Middle School and High School female student-athletes during a summer practice to present a Sports Matter grant of $100,000 to the Checotah School District Girls Athletic Programs.

“I am so honored to partner with The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation to give back to my high school’s girls sports teams,” said Underwood. “Being active in youth sports while growing up helped set the foundation and passion for making fitness an important part of my life today. Participating in sports also taught me important life lessons about dedication and teamwork. Through this donation, we want to make sure there are plenty of opportunities for girls to play sports in Checotah for years to come.”

DICK’S Foundation will be partnering with Underwood’s local C.A.T.S (Checotah, Animal, Town, and School) Foundation and Brian Terry, Checotah High School Principal and Athletic Director, to allocate the Sports Matter grant to the girls softball, track and field, basketball, cheerleading and golf teams.

“At DICK’S, we believe sports make people better, and through this partnership, we hope to provide more opportunities for girls to play sports nationwide,” said Lauren Hobart, Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, DICK’S Sporting Goods and President of The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation. “Carrie Underwood knows firsthand the impact sports can have on girls becoming strong, successful woman. The DICK’S Foundation and the CALIA by Carrie Underwood brand are excited to ensure that opportunities for girls to participate in sports continue to exist.”

For more information on Sports Matter and CALIA by Carrie Underwood, please visit SportsMatter.org and CaliaStudio.com, respectively.

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About The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation

The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation is an exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation with a mission to inspire and enable sports participation.  It was created by DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. as a private corporate foundation to support DICK’S charitable and philanthropic activities.

Contact DICK’S Sporting Goods: press@dcsg.com

 

About Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood emerged from the promise of her 2005 American Idol win to become a true multi-format, multi-media superstar, spanning achievements in music, television, and film.  A seven-time GRAMMY® Award winner, she has amassed over 100 major honors, sold 58 million records worldwide, and recorded 23 #1 singles, 13 of which she co-wrote, with a catalog of songs that have been streamed more than 1.5 billion times worldwide.  The first female artist to be twice named the Academy of Country Music’s Entertainer of the Year, Underwood was recognized as Pollstar’s top female country touring artist for her headlining tours in 2008, 2010, and 2012.  Her first four studio albums, Some Hearts, Carnival Ride, Play On, and Blown Away – each certified multi-Platinum or Platinum, and each an American Music Awards winner as Country Album of the Year – tallied an incredible 38 weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart.  In 2013, Underwood starred as Maria von Trapp in NBC’s three-hour holiday blockbuster, the Emmy®-winning The Sound of Music Live!, whose airings attracted 44 million viewers.  In December of 2014, the Grand Ole Opry member released her first hits collection, Greatest Hits: Decade #1.  Billboard’s best-selling hits album of 2015, the chart-topping package was certified Platinum in January of 2016, making Underwood the only country artist – and one of only six all-genre artists – to launch an album to Platinum success since the time of its release in December of 2014.  Celebrating her first 10 years of music, the collection’s 25 songs included two new #1 hits co-written by Underwood: the Platinum-certified, GRAMMY-winning “Something in the Water,” as well as the Gold-certified “Little Toy Guns.”  In 2015, she completed her third season as the voice of primetime television’s #1 program, Sunday Night Football, and will return in 2016 for a ninth consecutive year as co-host of the CMA Awards. Underwood’s current single, “Church Bells” is quickly climbing the charts, following the #1 success of “Smoke Break” and “Heartbeat,” all from her chart-topping, Gold-certified fifth studio album,Storyteller.

 

About C.A.T.S. Foundation

Established in 2009, the C.A.T.S.  Foundation (Checotah, Animal, Town, and School Foundation) helps to improve Checotah, Oklahoma by assisting with causes, fulfilling needs, and providing services to directly impact the community and surrounding area.