Note: This story was updated at 10:15 a.m. June 14.
Derek Barnett, former defensive end for the University of Tennessee Volunteers, is scheduled to be part of the grand opening of the Dick’s Sporting Goods store in Oak Ridge.
Barnett was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL draft in April. He is scheduled to appear at the Dick’s Sporting Goods in Oak Ridge from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 1. Wristbands are required. They will be given on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the appearance.
“Customers are encouraged to arrive early as we do not know the exact number of wristbands that are given out,” the company said. “However, once a customer gets a wristband, they can leave the grand opening and return.”
The new Dick’s Sporting Goods store is at Main Street Oak Ridge, the 58-acre project to redevelop the former Oak Ridge Mall, at 369 South Illinois Avenue. It’s next to the new T.J. Maxx and roughly in the area of the former Sears store at the mall, between Walmart and the post office on South Tulane Avenue.
The new store has preview days from 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, and Thursday, June 29. The grand opening event is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, June 30, and Saturday, July 1, and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 2.
You can learn more about the grand opening events and daily and other giveaways on the new store’s website.
In a recent press release, Dick’s Sporting Goods said it is hiring about 55 full-time, part-time, and temporary associate positions for the new store. Dick’s Sporting Goods will feature athletic and outdoor apparel, footwear, and the latest gear for team sports, fitness, camping, hunting, and fishing, the press release said.
Visit dickssportinggoods.jobs to learn more about joining the Dick’s Sporting Goods team.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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