DICK’S Sporting Goods announces the appointment of Paul Gaffney as Chief Technology Officer

Paul Gaffney to Lead DICK’S Overall Technology Efforts

PITTSBURGH, 2017-Nov-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — DICK’S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS) today  (November 14, 2017) announced Paul Gaffney has been named Chief Technology Officer, effective November 20. In this role, Gaffney will be responsible for the Company’s technology, including infrastructure, eCommerce platforms and new and evolving digital platforms.

“Paul is joining the Company at a critical time as we’re evolving every day through our digital transformation efforts,” said Edward W. Stack, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer. “Paul’s experience will make an immediate impact on the Company and we’re thrilled to welcome him to the DICK’S family.”

Gaffney joins DICK’S from The Home Depot, where he most recently served as the Senior Vice President of Information Technology, responsible for the organization’s software engineering, user-centered design and applications. While at The Home Depot, Gaffney was responsible for leading their digital revolution, inspiring the engineering team to deliver customer focused software to millions of customers and over 400,000 associates.

Paul Gaffney remarked, “I’m excited to join the DICK’S Sporting Goods team at this important time of focus and investment in technology as a key enabler to better communicate with and serve our customers.”

Throughout his career, Gaffney held a variety of senior leadership roles, most notably serving as President and Chief Executive Officer with AAA Northern California. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Harvard University and is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute.

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 28, 2017, the Company operated more than 715 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.

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The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation and the PGA of America to bring the game of golf to underprivileged youth

ORLANDO, 2017-Jan-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation and the PGA of America announced today (JANUARY 25, 2017) a partnership to bring the game of golf to thousands of underprivileged youth across the country through scholarships to PGA Junior League Golf.

Over the next three years, The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation will commit $500,000 through a Sports Matter grant to the PGA of America to provide thousands of underprivileged kids at Boys & Girls Clubs, The First Tee and other communities across the country the opportunity to learn to play golf. Additionally, participants will receive the benefits of coaching from PGA Professionals and the life lessons the game of golf can provide in a team-based environment.

“The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation Sports Matter grant, combined with additional scholarship funds from the PGA of America, will be used to help offset participation fees for youth golf, introducing thousands of children to the game who may not otherwise have been able to play,” said Pete Bevacqua, CEO for the PGA of America.

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

“At DICK’S, we believe that sports make people better, and we feel that all kids should have the chance to play regardless of economic status” said Edward W. Stack, DICK’S Sporting Goods Chairman and CEO. “The game of golf teaches valuable life lessons like humility, respect, focus and patience. It is our hope to positively impact the lives of the kids who participate in this program.”

For more information on Sports Matter, visit SportsMatter.org. For additional details on the PGA Junior League Golf, visit PGAJLG.com.

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.

About The PGA of America

The PGA of America is one of the world’s largest sports organizations, with 28,000 professionals who daily work to grow interest and participation in the game of golf. For more information about the PGA of America, visit PGA.org, follow @PGAofAmerica on Twitter and find us on Facebook.

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DICK’S Sporting Goods acquires GameChanger Media as a new part of its Team Sports HQ suite of digital youth sports offerings

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.

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press@dcsg.com
724-273-5552

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DICK’S Team Sports HQ becomes the Official League Technology Provider of Little League Baseball and Softball

DICK’S Team Sports HQ technology platform now available to 3.4 million Little League® participants, volunteers and families through affiliated leagues and districts

PITTSBURGH, 2016-Nov-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — DICK’S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS) announced today (November 17, 2016) an  agreement in principle with its DICK’S Team Sports HQ all-in-one youth sports services digital platform and Little League Baseball and Softball, the world’s largest youth baseball and softball organization.  As the Official League Technology Provider, DICK’S Team Sports HQ becomes the recommended technology provider to Little League’s 2.4 million participants, and over one million coaches, local league officials and district administrators.

“We are pleased to be able to offer this first-of-its-kind platform free to Little League, one of the most recognized and respected youth sports organizations in the country.  At DICK’S, we believe that sports matter and share similar beliefs with Little League that participation in sports can teach kids valuable life lessons,” said Edward W. Stack, Chairman & CEO, DICK’S Sporting Goods.  “Our Team Sports HQ platform provides unparalleled digital capabilities to youth teams and leagues across the country allowing coaches to focus on developing their young athletes and not worrying so much about the logistics of sport.”

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; FanWear shops; and access to donations and sponsorships for local Little League programs.

“As Little League strives to provide more effective resources that will help to keep local little league programs affordable and easy to operate, the need for more effective online, on-demand resources are critical to the efforts of thousands of volunteers operating our program.  We are excited about this new national technology partnership and the opportunities it will provide to our member leagues and families,” said Stephen D. Keener, President and Chief Executive Officer, Little League International.  “DICK’S Team Sports HQ was the overwhelming choice to communicate effectively with parents and volunteers and to manage player registration and websites.”

More information on Teams Sports HQ can be found by visiting dicks.com/TSHQ.  The agreement in principle with Little League is subject to definitive documentation.

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, 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.  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 registration, website and mobile app capabilities, custom uniforms and FanWear shops, as well as access to donations and sponsorships.. For more information, visit the Press Room at DICKS.com.

About Little League®

Little League® Baseball and Softball is the world’s largest organized youth sports program, with 2.4 million players and one million adult volunteers in every U.S. state and more than 80 other countries. Founded in 1939, more than 35 million people around the world, from a U.S. president to community leaders to professional athletes, can call themselves Little League graduates. And every year, millions of people follow the hard work, dedication, and sportsmanship that the Little Leaguers display at our seven baseball and softball World Series events, the premier tournaments in youth sports. For more information, visitLittleLeague.org, or follow Little League on Facebook (facebook.com/LittleLeague), Twitter (twitter.com/LittleLeague), and Instagram (Instagram.com/LittleLeague).

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Little League: media@littleleague.org

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