Ex-Seattle Seahawks cornerback Marcus Trufant will play a starring role as Dick’s Sporting Goods marks its much anticipated debut at Kennewick’s Columbia Center mall.
The store’s grand opening is Sept. 20-22.
Trufant will be in the store from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21. A wristband is required to meet the former cornerback. They will be available on a first-come, first-served bases at the store on opening day.
Trufant is a Tacoma native who attended Washington State University. He was selected 11th overall by the Seattle Seahawks in 2003 and played 10 seasons in the NFL.
Visit dickssportinggoods.com/WA/kennewick/1370/ for details about the grand opening, a $10 off coupon and details about securing a wristband to meet Trufant.
In Kennewick, Columbia Center constructed a 50,000-square-foot store for the new tenant in the spot formerly occupied by Regal Cinemas. The movie theater closed and was demolished last year.
The Kennewick store is one of two Dick’s locations opening that weekend.
The other debuts Sept. 21 in Plymouth Meeting, Penn.
Dick’s employs about 70 people in each location.
With the new stores in Kennewick and Plymouth Meeting, Dick’s operates 728 sporting goods stores in 47 states.