Gart Sports Holds Sniagrab Sales This Weekend

DENVER, Aug. 27 // — Gart Sports SNIAGRAB(R) sale opens in Denver, Reno, and other places this Labor Day Weekend, continuing a 49-year tradition of unbelievable bargains. SNIAGRAB(R) (‘Bargains’ spelled backwards) officially opens to the public on Saturday, August 30, 2003, at 8 a.m. at Gart Sports, in Downtown Denver and at 4813 Kietzke Lane, Reno. Customers save up to 70% with incredible bargains on famous name skis, snowboards, boots, bindings, goggles, poles, snowshoes, cross-country equipment, winter jackets, pants and parkas.

Gart Sports is able to offer these phenomenal savings due to special worldwide factory, distributor and warehouse buyouts from brands like Atomic, Dynastar, Volkl, K2, Salomon, Burton, Rossignol, Lamar, Liquid, Vision, Morrow and Marker. This year’s sale features over 100,000 items with more than 60,000 skis and the largest selection of snowboard gear ever. SNIAGRAB(R) has over 60,000 ski boots, 50,000 ski bindings, 50,000 snowboard boots and 50,000 snowboard bindings, plus thousands of safety approved helmets for the entire family.

The selection of men’s, women’s and youth winter outerwear is the largest ever, offering an impressive list of brand names including Burton, Bonfire, Columbia, Spyder and The North Face.

Look for a special deal in Reno: “We’re pulling out all the stops to make this the most exciting SNIAGRAB(R) ever!” said Sports Authority CEO Doug Morton. “We’re giving away $3,000 in Gart Sports gift cards to the first 100 people in line Saturday morning.” These cards can be used to purchase any item in any Gart Sports location. Customers can also register to win lift tickets.

2003 SNIAGRAB(R) Labor Day Weekend hours are as follows:

* Saturday, August 30, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.

* Sunday, August 31, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

* Monday, September 1, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

The Sports Authority, headquartered in Englewood, CO, is one of the nation’s largest full-line sporting goods retailer offering a comprehensive high-quality assortment of brand name sporting apparel and equipment at competitive prices. The Sports Authority operates 389 stores in 45 states under The Sports Authority, Gart Sports(R), Sportmart(R) and Oshman’s(R) names. The Company’s e-tailing websites, located at thesportsauthority.com, gartsports.com, sportmart.com and oshmans.com, are operated by GSI Commerce, Inc. under license and e-commerce agreements. In addition, a joint venture with AEON., Ltd. operates 43 “The Sports Authority” stores in Japan under a licensing agreement.