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 1958, he expanded his product line to include much of what you’ll find at DICK’S Sporting Goods today.
Ed Stack, Dick’s son, is the current CEO and Chairman of DICK’S Sporting Goods. He and his siblings bought the store from their father and are responsible for taking two stores and growing the chain to over 675 stores.
Dick’s family continues to offer the finest quality products at competitive prices, backed by the best service anywhere. Like you, we have a real passion for sports.
DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. is a leading omnichannel sporting goods retailer offering an extensive assortment of authentic, high-quality sports equipment, apparel, footwear and accessories. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the Company also owns and operates Golf Galaxy, Field & Stream, True Runner and Chelsea Collective specialty stores.
About this location:
The Meadows Shopping District
Located in American Fork, UT the American Fork DICK’S Sporting Goods is the only destination for the best assortment of premium sporting goods. Whether you’re looking to stock up on the latest University of Utah and Brigham Young University (BYU) apparel or pick up some new gear for your next camping trip at Timpooneke Campground near Mt. Timpanogos, DICK’S Sporting Goods has got you and your family covered. Looking for professional advice? DICK’S Sporting Goods can help any athlete regardless of ability and The Pros-our expertly-trained team of certified technicians and PGA/LPGA Professionals-offer over 40 convenient in-store services from Bike Maintenance to Racquet Repair & Maintenance. Have a child eager to show off his or her skills on the hardwood, diamond or gridiron? Our premium brand products at competitive prices make the American Fork DICK’S Sporting Goods the only choice for true athletes in American Fork, UT. Step into DICK’S today and step up your game!
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