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DICK’s Sporting Goods Partners With Bunkers in Baghdad to Bring Golf to Troops and Veterans


DICK’s Sporting Goods Partners With Bunkers in Baghdad to Bring Golf to Troops and Veterans

June 4, 2018
Joseph M. Hanna

Bunkers in Baghdad is proud to announce a donation from DICK’S Sporting Goods. The leading national sports equipment and apparel retailer — which also owns the specialty retailer Golf Galaxy — will donate golf clubs, balls and other equipment, which Bunkers in Baghdad will deliver to American troops and veterans deployed around the world and recovering at home.

“We’re proud to provide golf equipment to our nation’s troops and veterans through the Bunkers in Baghdad organization,” said Edward W. Stack, Chairman & CEO, DICK’S Sporting Goods. “At DICK’S, we believe that sports matter and inspiring and enabling sports participation is at the core of what we do. Supplying these great men and women with access to a sport they enjoy is something we’re honored to do.”

Dick Stack, founder of DICK’S Sporting Goods, believed that sports play a vital role in teaching children fundamental values, like a strong work ethic, dedication, and team-spiritedness. Because of this, DICK’s has a long history of partnering with and supporting youth teams, leagues, and athletes around the country. But the retailer’s commitment to community engagement does not stop with youth sports: By partnering with Bunkers in Baghdad, DICK’s will leverage its unmatched resources and prominence in the golf community to honor and support our troops and veterans — the Americans who most embody those values that are central to the DICK’s Sporting Goods foundational mission.

“We are truly excited to have this opportunity to work with a great national retailer to help bring the game of golf to our troops and veterans,” said Goldberg Segalla partner Joseph M. Hanna, founder and president of Bunkers in Baghdad. “Many of the warriors we serve have been regulars at DICK’s Sporting Goods stores since their little league days. That a company they know and love is now helping Bunkers in Baghdad to deliver a ‘slice of home’ to bases, outposts, and rehabilitation centers all over the world makes a difference — it reminds our troops that we haven’t forgotten their sacrifices.”