Skeet Reese reaches endorsement agreement with Dick's Sporting Goods

Seigo Saito

Auburn, Calif. — Skeet Reese, the 2007 Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year and the 2009 Bassmaster Classic champion has reached an endorsement agreement with Dick's Sporting Goods; the largest U.S. based full line sporting goods retailer.

Reese will join an already strong team of anglers who wear the Dick's Sporting Goods logo; the current team features Bassmaster Elite Series pros Mike Iaconelli and Shaw Grigsby along with saltwater pro Capt. Blair Wiggins. The addition of Reese creates an even stronger presence on the national fishing scene.

"I'm really excited to be joining the Dick's team," said the 41-year-old pro. "Dick's already had a great team in Mike and Shaw, and I'm proud to be joining them in promoting the Dick's Sporting Goods brand." The agreement includes logo branding on Reese's jersey, as well as on his Lucky Craft / Berkley truck and 2011 Stratos Elite Series 210.

"They are the largest full line sporting goods retailer in the U.S., and they have a strong desire to continue growing their presence in the fishing industry," Reese said. "They have made a commitment to carry the right products in their stores across the country, and that makes it a place any angler can find what they need; I'm happy to be able to work with them."

"We are pleased to have Skeet Reese come on board as a partner of Dick's Sporting Goods, joining our two other great professional bass anglers and partners, Mike Iaconelli and Shaw Grigsby. This partnership will provide both Dick's and Skeet the opportunity to further leverage the marketing of the many Skeet Reese Signature products sold at Dick's Sporting Goods stores and online through dickssportinggoods.com," said Scott Rolf, vice president of Community Marketing for Dick's Sporting Goods.

About Skeet Reese

Skeet Reese, a Bassmaster Elite Series pro, is the 2009 Bassmaster Classic champion and the 2007 Bassmaster Angler of the Year and has compiled more than $3 million in career earnings. Reese has qualified for 12 Bassmaster Classics, and has 53 "Top 10" finishes, including six wins in B.A.S.S. competition in a 13-year career.

His sponsors include Lucky Craft, Berkley Powerbait, Berkley Trilene, Redemption Lures, Stratos® Boats, Mercury Outboards, TroKar Hooks, MotorGuide Trolling Motors, Wright & McGill Co., Wiley-X Sunglasses, Lowrance
Electronics, Dick's Sporting Goods and AdvancedAngler.com. Reese is a 41-year-old California native who resides in Auburn, Calif., with his wife Kim, and two daughters; Leamarie and Courtney. Visit his website: www.skeetreeseinc.com.

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 multi-channel golf specialty retailer. As of October 30, 2010, the Company operated 437 Dick's Sporting Goods stores in 42 states, 79 Golf Galaxy stores in 29 states and e-commerce and catalog operations for both Dick's Sporting Goods and Golf Galaxy.