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River Park Dick’s opens with giveaways, Raiders Donald Penn now scheduled to appear

Dick’s Sporting Goods has finished remodeling the former Sports Authority in River Park and will open to shoppers for what it calls “preview days” at 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 22, and Thursday, March 23. Its three-day grand opening starts at 8 a.m. Friday, March 24, with giveaways.
Dick’s Sporting Goods has finished remodeling the former Sports Authority in River Park and will open to shoppers for what it calls “preview days” at 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 22, and Thursday, March 23. Its three-day grand opening starts at 8 a.m. Friday, March 24, with giveaways. SPECIAL TO THE BEE

Dick’s Sporting Goods has finished remodeling the former Sports Authority in River Park and will open this week.

The store will open to shoppers for what it calls “preview days” at 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 22, and Thursday, March 23.

Its three-day grand opening starts at 8 a.m. Friday, March 24, with giveaways. The giveaways range from a youth baseball glove to a GoPro camera and go throughout the weekend. Details of the giveaways, including times and prizes, are available here.

Oakland Raiders offensive lineman Donald Penn will make an appearance and sign autographs from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 25.

The Raiders’ Latavius Murray had been scheduled to appear at the grand opening, but his visit was canceled “due to unforeseen circumstances,” the store announced.

Murray was an Oakland Raider when his appearance at the store was announced. But the running back signed March 16 with the Minnesota Vikings.

Customers who want to meet Penn must have a wristband and be in the special appearance line before event. Wristbands will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis on the day of the event.

This will be Dick’s 49th store in California.

Bethany Clough: 559-441-6431, @BethanyClough

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