Dick’s Sporting Goods is continuing to invest in its hometown.
Company officials announced a $17,500 donation to the Binghamton City School District today during lunchtime at its new warehouse complex in Conklin.
The money is part of Dick’s Sports Matter program that provides funding to support youth sports programs across the country.
Binghamton School Superintendent Tonia Thompson says it makes it special knowing that the CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods, Ed Stack and his siblings went to school in Binghamton. “I also want to underscore the sentiment behind this given the fact that the Stack family comes from the city school district and they’re graduates. I know that it means a lot ot them to be coming back to this region and to be giving back to the Binghamton City School District specifically is really touching our hearts.”
Thompson says the school hopes to use the money to support some new athletic opportunities for students in grades 4 through 6 who don’t yet qualify for modified sports.
The school has already created basketball teams representing different sections of the city to play each other.