Dick’s Sporting Goods schedules grand opening this weekend

Published 12:10 am Saturday, October 10, 2015

Cars crowded into Shoppes at Summit Park Friday for the first day of Dick’s Sporting Goods grand opening weekend.

The store’s official grand opening is today at 7:45 a.m. Dick’s Sporting Goods joins Hobby Lobby, Five Below, Mattress Firm and Kirklands at the shopping complex — named Shoppes at Summit Park.

The store has three days of festivities planned for its grand opening, including: giveaways, product demonstrations, activities and an appearance by a professional football player.

The most jam-packed day of festivities is today. Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis will be in the store from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wristbands, however, are required to receive an autograph and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

The store opens at 7:45 a.m. today. The first 100 adults in line will receive a free gift card ranging in value from $5 to $500, according to a news release.

One person will receive a $500 gift card today and another person will receive the same amount tomorrow, a news release said.

More activities are planned for Sunday.

The Salisbury location of Dick’s Sporting Goods is the 33rd store in North Carolina and the 633rd in the U.S.

Salisbury’s Dick’s Sporting Goods Store is located adjacent to I-85’s exit onto Julian Road. It’s address is 125 Tingle Drive.