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Back to School Giving Back

Recently, I had the opportunity to go to Dick’s Sporting Goods store. Being that our girls aren’t very sporty we had only gone to the store a few times and not very recently. Much to my surprise there were so many things in the store that we purchase at other stores currently.

While I was delighted with the amount of product they had, the shoe walls, and athletic clothing galore, what really stood out to me was the way that Dick’s is giving back to the community through sales in-store and online.

Did you know that Dick’s Sporting Goods has it’s own organization? Sports Matter, their motto is that “Every kid deserves a chance play”. This organization helps local schools, non-profit organizations, and sports teams/leagues. I don’t know about you, but I LOVE when large corporations have that motto.

In an effort for shoppers to be able to give back to children who may not normally be able to participate in sports Dick’s has several ways we can contribute to Sports Matter:

  • Round up at the register – I challenge you to round up even more than the next dollar
  • Purchase from the family-minded DSG line – it’s super cute already, coordinates with the entire family and gives a percentage to Sports Matter
  • Purchase a partnering brand – often larger name brands will donate a percentage of the sale of their items to benefit Sports Matter
  • Donate online – take the initiative whether or not you shop at Dick’s regularly choose to give back to the community by donating to the Sports Matter organization

As I challenge you to give back I am also led to do the same. Funds from this post will be donated to benefit local schools in the greater Charlotte, North Carolina area.

While I love giving back to the community, I also understand it is nice to be able to get some perks as well. Some things I learned while I was at Dick’s is that they price match other retailers. This is a great way to get items you need in one place and know you’re getting the best price.

For your convenience you can purchase online and pick up in the store. This is a great way to shop if you know what you want without having to search for it in the store.

And one last tip for all of you shoe buffs out there, Dick’s offers shoe releases on the newest name brand shoe lines, so you have one more place to go to find the “hottest shoe” that you’re looking for.

In looking for your one-stop shop for Back to School clothing and gear, check out Dick’s Sporting Goods and give back for Back to School.

 

 

 

 

 

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Back to School with Peelstar

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School is almost in session and that means sports sign ups and tryouts are in the works too. If you’re a parent who loves finding ways to support the athletes in your home, you’ll want to keep reading about Peelstar products.

Using Peelstar.com you can create removable stickers and magnets that look just like your child’s sports jersey. Peelstar gives several options when it comes to designing your look-alike jersey, from which sport they participate in, the color of the shirt and lettering, your child’s name, sports number and more.

 

PeelStar Magnet

 

The process of designing your Peelstar products is made simple by their user-friendly computer program that leads you every step of the way, and if you need to make changes during the design process, it’s easy to go back to any setting to do so.

Not only can you design Peelstar jerseys for your children, but you can also design an entire team’s worth of products using the “roster feature”, great if you are a coach or parent helper and a unique, personal gift for the each team member.

Check out this video to see how easy it is to recreate your child’s sports jersey and turn it into a removable sticker or magnet to show your school spirit.

 

 

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Show off your team spirit, commitment, and pride by creating one-of-a-kind jerseys with Peelstar.

 

 

This product post is brought to you by Peelstar. I believe it’s a great product for back to school and any thoughts or opinions expressed in this post are my own.