DICK’S Sporting Items Named Official Sporting Items Retailer of Ripken Baseball


BALTIMORE – News Direct – Ripken Baseball

Ripken Baseball, the leading provider of youth sporting events, announced they have entered into a multi-year partnership with DICK’S Sporting Goods to become the Official Sporting Goods Store for The Ripken Experience™ in Aberdeen, Maryland, Myrtle Beach, SC and Pigeon Forge. Tenn.

As the Official Sporting Goods Store of Ripken Baseball, DICK’S Sporting Goods will have an integrated media plan and the opportunity to bring experiential elements from its stores to life at The Ripken Experience™ facilities. This program is designed to increase awareness of their game-changing gear, provide expert advice and offer players, coaches and families special offers on a selection of merchandise and gear.

“This partnership brings together two incredible brands in the youth sports industry,” said Amanda Shank, vice president of business development at Ripken Baseball. “With the same passion for promoting America’s favorite pastime, this is more than a sponsorship relationship. Through DICK’S, our teams and families across the country have access to the best selection and value so they are ready to conquer the field.”

Additionally, attendees of the Ripken Baseball event will continue to benefit from the partnership as DICK’S Sporting Goods will be the first brand to be included in the inaugural multi-city Ripken Select Tour. Ripken Select tournaments are held in Illinois, Florida and Texas. Four Ripken Select tournaments replicate the Ripken Experience™ enjoyed by over 5,000 teams and 250,000 guests at Ripken Baseball’s permanent facilities in Maryland, South Carolina and Tennessee.

“We are excited to be working with Ripken Baseball and bringing together two great brands to support youth athletes,” said Aimee Watters, senior director of sports matter and community marketing at DICK’S Sporting Goods. “At DICK’S, we know that having the right gear can make all the difference for an athlete and pride ourselves on offering the best selection to keep kids involved.”

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About DICK’S sporting goods

DICK’S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS) inspires confidence and excitement by personally outfitting all athletes so they can achieve their dreams. Founded in 1948, the leading omnichannel retailer headquartered in Pittsburgh serves athletes and outdoor enthusiasts in more than 850 DICK’S Sporting Goods, Golf Galaxy, Field & Stream, Public Lands, Going Going Gone! and warehouse sale stores, online and via the DICK’S mobile app. DICK’S also owns and operates DICK’S House of Sport and Golf Galaxy Performance Center and GameChanger, a mobile youth sports app for scheduling, communication, live scores and video streaming.

Driven by his belief that sport makes people better, DICK’S is a longtime advocate for youth sports and, along with his foundation, has donated millions of dollars to support under-resourced teams and athletes through the Sports Matter program and other community-based initiatives. For more information about DICK’s business, corporate giving, sustainability efforts and employment opportunities, visit dicks.com, investors.dicks.com, sportsmatter.org, dickssportinggoods.jobs, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Ripken Baseball

Ripken Baseball brings teammates, coaches and families together through its big league experiences while teaching the values ​​of the game and how to play it right – the Ripken Way. Ripken Baseball recently expanded the best youth sports experience to satellite locations through Ripken Select tournaments and continued to innovate the game through tournaments, camps, clinics and spring training at its state-of-the-art baseball and softball facilities – The Ripken Experience™ Aberdeen (Maryland), The Ripken Experience™ Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; and The Ripken Experience™ Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

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