Dick’s Sporting Goods will be open four new Dick’s Sporting Goods stores in May. The stores are in Aurora, CO (grand opening ceremonies are May 19-20); West Long Branch, NJ (May 25-27); Gurnee, IL (May 25-27) and McAllen, TX (May 25-27).

With these new stores opening, Dick’s will have 731 stores nationwide in 47 states. The new locations will bring approximately 280 collective jobs to four communities through the hiring of full-time, part-time and temporary associates for these stores.

“Connecting to our customers and being part of the communities where they live, work and play is important to us,” said Scott Hudler, senior vice president and CMO, Dick’s Sporting Goods. “We are excited to become a bigger part of the communities in Aurora, West Long Branch, Gurnee and McAllen with the opening of these new stores, providing our customers with quick and convenient access to thousands of products from top, national brands and best-in-class customer service from our expert associates.”

For each grand opening weekend, customers will receive the chance to win great prizes and meet special guests, such as former New York right fielder Darryl Strawberry in West Long Branch, NJ; Chicago wide receiver Allen Robinson in Gurnee, IL and former Dallas defensive end Charles Haley in McAllen, TX.