The City of Binghamton is honoring the memory of a 12 year-old murder victim while also paying tribute to all of the contributions her family has made.
The Parks Department announced last week that it is renaming its Pee-Wee Girls Softball League after Cheri Lindsey.
It held a ceremony with Cheri’s parents Dave and Jean at what is already called Cheri A Lindsey Park on the city’s Northside.
Cheri was killed by a customer on her paper route while she was out collecting in March of 1984.
Dave says he and his wife have kept her memory alive through their support of youth activities.
Dave Lindsey says, “It came as a big surprise to us, of course. It means a lot to our family. This is our life, these kids and what we do for these kids. It just was a surprise and we appreciate it so much.”
The Lindseys have sponsored a team in the Parks and Rec Department for the past 30 years.