Dick’s to sponsor Long Drive Competition
Friday, July 30, 2010
Dick’s Sporting Goods is becoming a major player in golf.
Its latest move: Attaching its name to the World Long Drive Championship.
So the event formerly known as the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship is now called the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship Powered by Dick’s Sporting Goods.
If only the Long Drivers of America could find a food sponsor for this flagship competition. Then it could be named the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship Powered by Dick’s Sports Goods and fueled by Power Bar (or something like that).
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