(BINGHAMTON, N.Y.) — Mayor Richard C. David on Tuesday joined Ed Stack, Kim Myers and Tim Myers to announce a commitment to renovate the ballfields at Fairview Park on Binghamton’s East Side.
The Stack and Myers families will donate funds to the City of Binghamton to complete comprehensive upgrades to the City’s Little League and softball fields at Fairview Park, 54 Fairview Ave.
“The Stack and Myers families have always been committed to their hometown and have deep roots on Binghamton’s East Side,” said Mayor Richard C. David. “Generations of kids with enjoy youth sports opportunities and because of this generous donation. On behalf of all Binghamton residents, I thank the Stack and Myers families for this contribution to our community and their continuous support of youth sports programs that develop teamwork and healthy lifestyles.”
Ed Stack and his sister, Kim Myers, were raised on Binghamton’s East Side, home the original DICK’s Sporting Goods store their father founded in 1948. The company has grown from that one store in Binghamton to become the largest sporting goods retailer in America. Tim Myers, Kim’s husband, was also raised on the East Side and has worked for DICK’s Sporting Goods since he was 16 years old.
“This field holds some of my best memories as a kid,” said Ed Stack, CEO and Chairman of DICK’S Sporting Goods. “It’s a very special place to me. I hope more great memories will be had by many boys and girls in the future here at Fairview Park.”
“This field holds great memories for our family,” said Kim Myers. “Our Dad always told us: ‘Never forget where you came from.’ This park, neighborhood and city is where we spent our childhood, this is where we came from. It is important to us that all kids have a great playing fields to build their memories.