PITTSBURGH, November 9, 2021 / PRNewswire / – DICK’S Sporting Goods and the DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation share the gift of sport this holiday season on their fourth Sports Matter #GiftOfSportTour. The Giving Truck will be on the road in eight cities in six states in the western United States – Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, The angel, San Diego, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City and Denver – and will give 10,000 sports equipment to children from underserved communities.
Professional athletes Kyle Juszczyk, Anfernee Simons, Te’a Cooper and A’ja Wilson will help The DICK’S Foundation to give sport as a gift and surprise children at selected stops along the Giving Truck Route.
“It was around this time last year that we started our very first Sports Matter Giving Truck Tour,” said Aimee Watters, Executive Director of the DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation. “As of last December, the Giving Truck has delivered 35,000 gifts in 23 cities across the United States.
For this upcoming tour, the DICK’S Foundation has selected youth athletes from sports organizations to distribute the Giving Truck gifts in the eight cities visited. Foundation partner Good Sports has prepackaged bags for each and every child at these organizations to ensure that every young athlete has their own equipment to safely enjoy their favorite sport. Each athlete’s bag will include a DSG branded sports bra as part of the DICK’S Foundation’s previously announced commitment to donate 100,000 sports bras to young athletes in underserved communities. California-based graffiti artists and wall painters The Illuminaries (@illuminaries) designed the colorful and eye-catching artwork on display on the truck.
During the Christmas season, all DICK’S Sporting Goods, Field & Stream and Golf Galaxy locations collect donations and continue to support youth sports teams, leagues, organizations and schools in need.
- Community grants: The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation will donate up to $ 6 million through the Sports Matter Community Grant program, which gives community marketing managers and branch employees across the country the opportunity to provide grants to local schools and youth sports organizations with insufficient funds.
- Donor Choose: Starting November 16, The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation triples donations to Sports Matter Projects on DonorsChoose up to $ 200,000. That means, for example, that everyone $ 20 Donation to qualified projects will be increased $ 60 for the teams in need. Since 2015, the DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation has partnered with DonorsChoose to help student athletes in more than 5,300 schools in all 50 states, with more than $ 12.5 million with donations.
Since 2014, DICK’S and The DICK’S Foundation have been involved through $ 145 million to support young athletes with its Sports Matter initiative. Sports Matter draws attention to youth sports funding crisis as the battle to save youth sports continues in the United States
For more information on how your team can apply for funding or donate to Sports Matter, please visit SportsMatter.org.
About DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc.
DICK’S Sporting Goods was founded in 1948 and is a leading omni-channel sporting goods retailer with an extensive range of high-quality sports equipment, clothing, shoes and accessories. away October 30, 2021, the company operated 734 DICK’s sporting goods locations throughout The United States, who supports and inspires athletes and outdoor enthusiasts to achieve their personal best through a combination of dedicated teammates, in-store services and unique shop-in-shops for team sports, sportswear, golf, outdoor, fitness and shoes.
Headquarters in Pittsburgh, DICK’S also owns and operates the specialty stores Golf Galaxy, Field & Stream and Public Lands as well as GameChanger, a mobile youth sports app for scheduling, communication, live scorekeeping and video streaming. DICK’S offers its products via a dynamic e-commerce platform that is integrated into its branch network and offers athletes the convenience and expertise of a 24-hour shop. Further information can be found on the Investor Relations page at dicks.com.
About the DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation
The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt non-profit company with the aim of inspiring and enabling participation in sports. It was established by DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. as a private corporate foundation to support DICK’s charitable and philanthropic activities.
Contact: DICK’S Sporting Goods and the DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation – [email protected]
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