PITTSBURGH, Penn. – DICK’S Sporting Goods and The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation have announced they will give $1.4 million to support youth sports teams in need.
The announcement was made on Giving Tuesday and begins this holiday season with funding for community events, grant programs and a donation multiplier on DonorsChoose.
“At DICK’S, we believe that sports matter and during the holiday season, we’re proud to help ensure kids have the chance to play,” said Lauren Hobart, president of DICK’S Sporting Goods and The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation.
“The funds that are raised in-store for our Foundation’s Sports Matter program play a major role in our ability to give year-round.”
Throughout the holiday season, DICK’S will collect donations in stores nationwide. All donations are passed on to teams in need in the form of monetary grants, equipment or facility improvements.
Since 2014, DICK’S and the DICK’S Foundation have committed over $100 million and have supported more than one million young athletes through its Sports Matter initiative. Sports Matter also raises awareness about the need to support youth sports across the U.S.
DICK’S will also host in-store shopping events where professional athletes such as Russell Wilson, Allen Robinson, Delanie Walker, Trae Young and others will take deserving kids shopping in local DICK’S Sporting Goods stores.
The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation will also be supporting its long-time partner DonorsChoose. Starting Dec. 12, while funds last, the foundation will triple-match all Sports Matter projects on DonorsChoose. For more information, please visit SportsMatter.org.