In my September Sponsor Shout-Out series, I would like to acknowledge Dick’s Sporting Goods for their incredible support of Rhode Island sports organizations, specifically baseball. Dick’s Sporting Goods has two retail stores – Warwick and Smithfield – which provide sports fans with thousands of clothing, equipment, and footwear options in person. Or, you can shop online via their website, www.dickssportinggoods.com, to find store locations, daily specials, upcoming events, and more.
Their mission statement: “Our mission is to be recognized by our customers as the #1 sports and fitness specialty omni-channel retailer that serves and inspires athletes and outdoor enthusiasts to achieve their personal best through the relentless improvement of everything we do.”
Here is more from RI Community Marketing Manager, Dan LaBreck. “As called out by our national program, SPORTS MATTER, Dick’s recognizes the importance of youth sports within the community. Not only can it bring a community together (see Coventry LL last month), but they help develop strong values with the individual children as well. Teamwork, sportsmanship, respect, dedication and hard work are all taught to these young athletes by their volunteer coaches at a young age and it translates to life as they get older. That’s why we (DSG) try to do what we can to support those non-profit youth sports organizations that are often run by volunteers as well.” Dan added that “we just launched our 2019 catalog for team equipment and recommend all leagues/equipment managers check out our offerings at our subsidiary company, AD Starr. www.adstarr.com”
From working with local Little League® organizations in designing new websites (via Blue Sombrero) to the GameChanger app (powered by DSG) to providing great discounts to not only baseball but all sports, I applaud Dick’s Sporting Goods for their commitment to encouraging youth sports here in Rhode Island. Shop their stores in person:
Rhode Island Mall650 Bald Hill RoadWarwick, RI 02886(401) 773-9008
The Crossing At Smithfield371 Putnam Pike, Suite 300Smithfield, RI 02917401-232-0051
The RIBBE is The Rhode Island Baseball Experience. It is promoting the game of baseball here in the great state of Rhode Island for the entire baseball world to see. The RIBBE is positive stories, photos, videos, and responsible social media posts. The RIBBE is an information resource for families looking for an AAU team or a summer camp or a great place to buy a first baseman’s mitt. The RIBBE is a network of coaches, tournament directors, parents, leagues, and baseball junkies whose passion of the game of baseball is unquestioned. I believe that providing expert analysis, information and directions to ballfields, and coaching advice from some of the top RI baseball minds will help promote the game of baseball here in RI to a whole new level.