DICK'S Sporting Goods grand opening to bring celebrity appearances to Willowbrook Mall

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DICK’S Sporting Goods, the nation’s largest sporting goods retailer, will celebrate the grand opening of its first Houston-area stores this weekend.

A store will open at Willowbrook Mall in addition to locations at Baybrook Mall, Deerbrook Mall, The Shoppes at Parkwest in Katy, First Colony Mall in Sugarland and Woodlands Mall. The company will also open its first two Field & Stream stores as well as two new Golf Galaxy stores at the Baybrook and Katy locations.

“We are excited to enter the Houston market in such a major way with 10 stores opening on the same day,” Chairman and CEO Edward W. Stack said in a news release. “As a passionate sports and outdoor company, we are proud to offer Houston the highest quality products and services to fit their needs. We began as a small, family-run bait and tackle shop over 65 years ago, and remain a family-controlled company today.”

Throughout the three-day celebration, customers will have the chance to win more than 10,000 prizes and giveaways such as gift cards, kayaks, bikes and golf clubs. Brand partners will participate in the grand opening through on-site activations and prize giveaways.

More than 40 athletes and celebrity guests will make appearances at stores across Houston, including Jason Aldean, Duck Dynasty’s Phil and Si Robertson, Roger Clemens, Brian Cushing and Clyde Drexler. Customers who are in line by 7:30 a.m. Friday will have a chance to meet Carrie Underwood later that day.

Special guests making appearances at Willowbrook Mall include:

  • “Addictive Fishing” host Captain Blair Wiggins from 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 21

  • Former Houston Rockets forward Robert Horry from 6-7 p.m. Oct. 21

  • Former Houston Forward from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 21

  • Baseball legend Roger Clemens from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 22

  • Bassmaster Elite Series Champion Randall Tharp from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 22

  • Former Houston Rockets center Ralph Sampson from noon-2 p.m. Oct. 23

A full schedule can be found at http://www.dicks.com/Houston.


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