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:
Dulles Town Center
Premium sports equipment and apparel from industry-leading brands: Find everything you need to ramp up your game at DICK’S Sporting Goods in Dulles, VA. Step up your training regimen and discover game-changing technology at DICK’S. Browse our remarkable collection of sports gear from the brands you love, like Nike, Under Armour, The North Face and more. Pick up must-have equipment for the diamond, gridiron and the court. Step into our golf pro shop to get your perfect golf bag or get ready for an outdoors adventure at GR Thompson Wildlife Area with state-of-the-art camping and hiking equipment. Shop jerseys, fan merchandise and tailgating gear for the Washington Nationals and Washington Wizards. Stop in to our store near Washington for the selection and expertise you need to make this season your best.
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