FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 10, 2013 Tim McGraw to play at 2013 DICK’S Sporting Goods Open 3-Time Grammy Award Winning Artist to Play August 16th ENDICOTT, NY- The DICK’s Sporting Goods Open is proud to announce that three time Grammy Award Winning artist, Tim McGraw will perform after the 1st Round as part of DICK’S Sporting Goods Open Week. The concert will take place on the stage adjacent to the 18th Green, Friday August 16th at the EnJoie Golf Course in Endicott, NY. Tim McGraw has sold over 40 million albums and dominated the charts with 33 number one singles. Since the release of his debut album in 1993, McGraw has won three Grammys, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, 12 Country Music Association Awards, and 10 American Music Awards. Alongside his music, McGraw maintains a career as a successful actor in such films as The Blind Side, Country Strong,and Friday Night Lights. “After the stellar performances of Maroon 5 and TRAIN, we were able to sign one of the greatest entertainers in music today,” said Marketing and Promotions Manager Dave Pessagno. This will be the biggest concert this area has seen in a very long time,” said Pessagno. “Through Rob Thomas, Maroon 5 and TRAIN, our venue is now recognized by those in the industry as an event that can support a big-time act. We are also very fortunate to have a Title Sponsor like DICK’S Sporting Goods that cares so much about our community. Their commitment makes it possible to bring such quality entertainment for our customers, sponsors, fans, and players,” said Karedes. “We look forward to our 4th consecutive concert sell-out!” The 2013 DICK’S Sporting Goods Open will be hosted at the En-Joie Golf Course in Endicott, NY August 12th-18th. Tickets will go on sale Saturday, April 20th at noon via Ticketmaster, DICK’S Sporting Goods Stores, the Broome County Arena Box office, and online at www.dsgopen.com. The $49 ticket will allow the holder to enjoy both Friday’s 1st RoundChampionship Golf and an evening with Country Superstar Tim McGraw! Please visit www.dsgopen.com for ticket purchases, volunteer, charity, or general information. Please visit www.dsgopensponsorship.com for 2013 Sponsorship opportunities. Media Contacts: John Karedes, Tournament Director DICK’S Sporting Goods Open 607.205.1500 x304 About the Champions Tour Collectively, the Champions Tour has the most recognizable and accomplished players in the game with many of its 30 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame competing regularly in its events and numerous other major championship winners among its members. The Champions Tour is a membership organization of professional golfers age 50 and older. Conceived in 1980 as the Senior PGA Tour, it started with just four events and purses totaling $475,000. Points earned in 26 official Charles Schwab Cup events in 2013 will determine the Charles Schwab Cup champion, the season-long competition designed to recognize the Champions Tour’s leading player. The Champions Tour's primary purpose is to provide financial opportunities for its players, entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back, protect the integrity of the game and generate significant charitable and economic impact in communities in which it plays. In 2012, tournaments on all five Tours (PGA TOUR, Champions Tour, Web.com Tour, PGA TOUR Latinoamerica, PGA TOUR Canada) generated more than $130 million for local charitable organizations, bringing the TOUR’s all-time total of charitable contributions to more than $1.85 billion. The Commissioner of the PGA TOUR is Tim Finchem. Mike Stevens is President of the Champions Tour. The PGA TOUR’s website is pgatour.com, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Follow the Champions Tour at Facebook.com/Champions Tour and on Twitter @ChampionsTour. About DICK's Sporting Goods, Inc. DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. is an authentic full-line sporting goods retailer offering a broad assortment of brand name sporting goods equipment, apparel and footwear in a specialty store environment. The Company also owns and operates Golf Galaxy, LLC, a golf specialty retailer. As of October 27, 2012, the Company operated 511 DICK’S Sporting Goods stores in 44 states, 81 Golf Galaxy stores in 30 states and e-commerce web sites and catalog operations for both DICK’S Sporting Goods and Golf Galaxy. Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. news releases are available at http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/investors. About Broome County Community Charities Broome County Community Charities, Inc. has been the cornerstone of professional golf in Central New York since the first event was held in 1971. As host of the PGA TOUR's B.C. Open and Champions Tour Dick’s Sporting Goods Open, Broome County Community Charities has contributed over $11.7 million to numerous local charities. Our primary charitable recipients are the Lourdes Hospital Foundation and United Health Services Foundation. Additionally, local service clubs such as Rotary, Kiwanis and Lions who assist in the operation of the tournament, have received substantial dollars for their charitable organizations. www.dsgopen.com Follow us at Facebook.com/dsgopen and on Twitter @Dicksopengolf.
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