CLEARING HURDLES

Sports have an important role to play in bringing communities together and equipping children with the core values of teamwork, a strong work ethic, and respect for their fellow players.

At DICK’S and The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation, we focus our initiatives on making sports accessible to all athletes and expanding economic opportunities within the communities we operate through education, working with diverse suppliers, and collaboration.

DICK’S believes that everyone should have the opportunity to benefit from the experience of sports. We are working to help make that a reality – with a focus on underserved and diverse communities, collaboration, and economic empowerment.

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Responsible Business & Employee Engagement

Boston Bound: DICK'S Sporting Goods Surprises Three Deserving Runners With Entry Bibs for the Boston Marathon
DICK’S worked with its partner, the B.A.A., to identify three deserving athletes from the Boston area who have qualified but never run in the Boston Marathon and offer them race bibs, giving them the opportunity to achieve their long sought-after goal.

Education

Nurturing Tomorrow: The DICK'S Sporting Goods Foundation Teams Up With School District To Transform Young Minds
This is the mindset that the team behind The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation shared when they launched a special partnership with the McKeesport Area School District near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania back in May 2022.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

Rise Up: Rise League Receives 75for75 Sports Matter Grant
In middle school, Dmitri Thompson got noticed by a former professional basketball player who was starting a seventh grade Amateur Athletic Union team. This opened a world of opportunities in both basketball and business for him and his brother, Dwight.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

Back on Track: East Palestine School District Receives 75for75 Sports Matter Grant
That’s how residents in the small community of East Palestine, Ohio felt following the February 2023 freight train derailment that spewed hazardous chemicals into the air. The derailment impacted all aspects of life in East Palestine, including school sports.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

Rising From the Muck: Pahokee High School Receives 75for75 Sports Matter Grant
In Pahokee, Florida, football means everything. It’s not just a sport; it’s a way of life. Playing on the Pahokee High School football team allows young men to learn valuable life lessons and chase their dreams of playing football in college and beyond.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

Leveling the Field in Sports and Stem: Play Like a Girl Receives 75for75 Sports Matter Grant
At a recent hockey clinic in Nashville, Tennessee, a young girl named Zebobegim Shamsieva was allowed to share some special news with her fellow Play Like a Girl members as she read a note from The DICK'S Sporting Goods Foundation.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

Changing Lives Through the Power of Dance: A Step Beyond Receives 75FOR75 Sports Matter Grant
This past June, A Step Beyond was hosting its annual dance recital in Escondido, California to showcase the intricate dance numbers they had practiced routinely over the past year. All of the discipline and attention to detail had led to this moment.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

The DICK'S Sporting Goods Foundation Quarterly Giving Series: Q1 2023 (June)
Today we’re bringing you the latest quarterly giving series from The DICK'S Sporting Goods Foundation to highlight the great work being done in support of our mission to help inspire and enable youth sports participation.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

Coach’s Prayer Pays Off: Columbus Ice Receives 75FOR75 Sports Matter Grant
This past May, Coach Michael Whitlow huddled his youth football organization together for a prayer, a routine they follow every practice. As the kids settled, Michael and his wife Maree were presented with an envelope that would change the Columbus ICE program forever.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

Building Confidence on the Field, With the Field
It’s hard to get excited for a new baseball season when your field is described as “awful” and “neglected.” Unfortunately, that was the reality for Jefferson County Little League in New Market, Tennessee, about 25 miles outside of Knoxville.
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