Dick's Sporting Goods was founded in 1958, in Binghamton, NY, by Dick Stack. He began his career as a salesman in an Army Navy Store in 1948. At 18, he decided to open his own fishing and tackle shop, urged on by his grandmother to follow his dream. She took $300 from the cookie jar, and pressed it in his hand. Today Dick's offers more than fishing gear. In The Shoppes at Farmington Valley, you will find sports clothing and equipment for hunting, football, golf, skiing, running and more.