DICK’S Sporting Goods was founded in 1948 when an 18-year-old Dick Stack was working at an Army surplus store in Binghamton, New York. An avid fisherman, Dick was approached by the store owner to come up with a list of products needed to get into the fishing tackle business. After Dick presented his suggestions, the owner told him he was a dumb kid and had no idea what he was doing. Dick was upset and promptly quit. He went to his grandmother’s house where he spent a lot of time as a kid and told her what had happened. Dick’s grandmother asked how much it would cost to build the store himself. Dick said it would cost $300. His grandmother then went to the cookie jar where she kept her life savings and gave him $300 and told him, “Do it yourself.” Dick used that money and his relentless work-ethic to open a bait-and-tackle shop in Binghamton. By the late 1970’s, he expanded his product line to include much of what you’ll find at DICK’S Sporting Goods today. AND LIVES ON.. Today, headquartered in Pittsburgh, DICK’S Sporting Goods is a leading omni-channel sporting goods retailer offering an extensive assortment of authentic, high-quality sports equipment, apparel, footwear and accessories. The company serves and inspires athletes and outdoor enthusiasts to achieve their personal best through a combination of its dedicated teammates, in-store services and unique specialty shop-in-shops dedicated to Team Sports, Athletic Apparel, Golf, Outdoor, Fitness and Footwear. DICK’S Sporting Goods also owns and operates Golf Galaxy and Field & Stream specialty stores, as well as GameChanger, a youth sports mobile app for scheduling, communications, live scorekeeping and video streaming. DICK’S Sporting Goods offers its products through a dynamic eCommerce platform that is integrated with its store network and provides customers with the convenience and expertise of a 24-hour storefront
DICK’S Sporting Goods
345 Court Street, Coraopolis, PA 15108
CategoryDepartment, Clothing & Shoe Stores
At DICK’S, we understand the important role we must play in taking care of the planet and its people. By inspiring our teammates and engaging with our athletes, we are determined to change the game for good. Our sustainability strategy reflects our commitment to addressing Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues and highlights how sustainability is integrated into all aspects of our organization. Our company is built on the belief that sports make people better and that doing what’s right is ultimately what makes us successful. These values have been ingrained in our business since our founding in 1948 and were carried forward and reinforced for the last 35 years by our Executive Chairman Ed Stack, who built DICK’S Sporting Goods from just two stores to what it is today. We leaned into those beliefs in 2020 and found strength in our ability to evolve and work in new ways as a team. We reinvented parts of the business and established protocols and procedures to provide a safe shopping experience for athletes and teammates. We embraced our culture and kept our focus on caring for our teammates both when times were bleak and when they improved. Recognizing that youth sports programs were being cut back and disproportionately impacting low-income communities, we donated $30 million to The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation to help support more kids, teams, and leagues and to ensure that those programs were still in place and strong upon return. We have always felt a tremendous sense of responsibility to our teammates and to the communities we serve. What we witnessed in 2020 is that this dedication to each other, to our athletes, to our business, and to our communities is a deep-seated core value inside our organization and is a source of pride for our entire leadership team.