Shop with Joey 2017 a Success!


VESTAL (WBNG) -- Twenty lucky kids from local Boys and Girls clubs were invited to a shopping spree at DICK'S Sporting Goods in Vestal Tuesday evening.

Broome County Community Charities and DICK'S Sporting Goods teamed up once again for the 8th Annual Charity Christmas Shopping spree for Children hosted by PGA star Joey Sindelar.

DICK'S Sporting Goods provides each shopper with a $200 card to buy any gifts they want during the holiday season. Ten children are picked from the Western Broome County Boys and Girls Club and the Binghamton Boys and Girls Club, on a need basis, a unique opportunity for the children.

"To see their faces light up at the end of the evening when they are leaving with their packages it is truly something special and you know part of the season that we are in right now," John Karedes, Director of Broome County Community Charities, said.

Organizers say the support from DICK'S Sporting Goods shows how the company remembers their roots and the community where they started. 

"It exemplifies how DICK'S Sporting goods remembers where they came from and to see them do this on a regular basis it's something truly special," Karedes said.