13 Sep Dick’s Pledges More Than $5.5 Million Towards Hurricane Relief Efforts
Dick’s Sporting Goods, along with The Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation, announced a $5.5 million commitment to support communities impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The short-term emergency requests and long-term recovery support ranges from monetary donations to equipment and apparel and other much-needed supplies distributed in partnership with The American Red Cross and local authorities.
“Our heart goes out to all impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma,” said Lauren Hobart, president, Dick’s Sporting Goods and The Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation. “We are committed to helping our valued customers and Associates begin to rebuild. Together with our Foundation, we are working closely with local and national organizations to maximize our support for both the immediate and long-term recovery of those in need.”
Dick’s is donating $3.5 million worth of clothing and footwear to those in need through its partnership with The American Red Cross. Dick’s is also helping to minimize the risk of lost wages and assisting Associates with getting back on their feet. Additionally, Dick’s and The Dick’s Foundation will donate $2 million to rebuild and refurbish youth sports programs and facilities across the Gulf Coast, Florida and other states impacted by the Hurricanes.
As part of this commitment, The Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation has established a $1 million Sports Matter relief fund on DonorsChoose.org, in which eligible schools will be able to receive up to $25,000 in funding for their sports programs. An additional $1 million from Dick’s Community Marketing efforts will provide support to impacted community youth sports leagues, teams and organizations as they begin to rebuild.