Today we take you shopping at Dick’s Sporting Goods in America. Dick’s is one of the best places buy sporting goods in America. Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc., or Dick’s, was founded in 1948 by Richard “Dick” Stack at the age of 18, the chain has expanded to become one of the largest sporting goods retailers in the world. Dick’s has 610 stores in 46 states as of March 16, 2015, primarily in the eastern half of the United States. The company also owns Golf Galaxy, Inc., a golf specialty retailer, with 82 stores in 30 states.