A message from Edward W. Stack, Chairman & CEO of
DICK's Sporting Goods
UNITED IN SPORT
When we are united, together, we are at our best. But today our world,
our country, even our communities are as divided as they have ever been.
No one seems to have time or tolerance for anyone with an opinion differing from their own. Turn on the news
or flip through your phone
and it seems as though someone or something is trying to drive us apart.
Those forces will not succeed because you can’t break the human spirit, which at its core is indivisible.
As a proud sponsor of Team USA and a company rooted in sport, we are fortunate enough to see humanity at
its best every single day ... on fields, rinks, courts, tracks, diamonds, gridirons, bleachers and in
locker rooms. Sport shows us that the similarities that bind us are infinitely stronger
than the differences that divide us. It is the diversity of race, religion and gender that truly
moves us forward, together.
For 17 days, as Team USA and the world compete in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, we will put our differences
aside and simply play games.
We will play with excitement and pride. We will play by the rules.
And we will play with sportsmanship and respect for our opponents.
For 17 days, the world will be united by the joy and spirit of sport.
Sport has the power to bring us together as one community, one country and one world. Sport has always been
one of the great uniters.
The Olympic Winter Games will show those divisive forces that they are fighting a losing battle. We will see
how the human spirit can be lifted to new heights. We will see that when we are united, we are at our
So let us remember the power sport has to unite us as one race ... the human race, living together with respect,
tolerance and love.
Not just for 17 days every two years, but always.