For some kids, Christmas came a little bit early this year.
Broome County Community Charities partnered with Dick’s Sporting Goods for the 9th annual “Shop with Joey” event.
PGA Champions Tour Golfer Joey Sindelar joined officials from the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open as 20 children from local Boys and Girls Clubs were treated to a $200 shopping spree at the Dick’s in Vestal.
Kids were encouraged to stock up necessities such as sneakers, boots and jackets.
Sindelar says the best part of doing this event every year is seeing the excitement from the children. “A big part of the joy for me is just watching the different demeanors of the kids. You have the ultra shy kids and you kind of got to coax them out of their shell a bit. Then you got kids that are just having at it zooming from wall to wall in this monster candy store they’re running around in.”
The kids that took part in the shopping spree were chosen based on need by the Boys and Girls Club of Western Broome and of Binghamton.
The children were also treated to a pizza party before shopping.