Both retailers will donate $5 for every new driver or new set of irons sold in-store through the month of April
PITTSBURGH, March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — DICK’S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS), the largest U.S.-based, full-line omni-channel sporting goods retailer, and Golf Galaxy, a full-line specialty golf retailer owned and operated by DICK’S Sporting Goods, have announced that they will be making a donation to The First Tee, an organization focused on positive youth development through the game of golf.
“We take our responsibility to grow the game of golf very seriously, and with this donation, we are proud to continue to support both The First Tee’s mission and our belief that sports make people better,” said Lauren Hobart, Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Offer, DICK’S Sporting Goods. “As America’s number-one golf retailer, DICK’S is leading the way to introduce the game of golf to the next generation at both our DICK’S Sporting Goods and Golf Galaxy locations.”
For every new driver or new iron set purchased at any DICK’S Sporting Goods or Golf Galaxy location through the month of April, $5 will be donated to The First Tee, up to $1 million in total.
The donation will support continued education for coaches and chapter leaders, enhanced curriculum and training as well as provide national participant opportunities. It will also allow The First Tee to invest in ongoing research to understand and enrich its already-existing programs.
“We are grateful for DICK’S Sporting Goods’ and Golf Galaxy’s support of The First Tee and thank the customers who will be purchasing products through the month of April,” said Joe Louis Barrow, Jr., Chief Executive Officer of The First Tee. “We are focused on reaching 10 million additional young people between 2011 and 2017 with character building programs through golf, and this support will help us reach that goal.”
DICK’S is the largest supplier of golf equipment in the world for beginner, intermediate and enthusiast golfers. Both DICK’S Sporting Good and Golf Galaxy provide service, expertise and products from the top brands in golf to its customers.
About DICK’S Sporting Goods
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 January 31, 2015, the Company operated more than 600 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 and True Runner specialty stores. For more information, visit the Press Room at DICKS.com .
About Golf Galaxy
Golf Galaxy, LLC is a specialty golf retailer offering a broad assortment of golf equipment, apparel and footwear from leading brands like Taylormade, Callaway, Titleist, Ping, Nike and more, and a complete range of golf services from PGA and LPGA professionals, certified fitting experts, and tour-level club technicians. As of January 31, 2015, the Company operated more than 75 Golf Galaxy stores and the eCommerce site GolfGalaxy.com. For more from Golf Galaxy, join our Advantage Club program or follow us on Twitter @golfgalaxy and like us on Facebook.