S’portstock 2019 to get Sporting Equipment to CNY Kids


One local man is doing great things by supplying sporting equipment to kids in need in Onondaga County and beyond.

Youth S’portstock founder Samuel Dancil was inspired by a group of Puerto Rican kids while on a trip to rebuild after devastating storms hit Puerto Rico. The kids were playing basketball with a soccer ball. Seeing this Dancil was reminded of when he used to play with makeshift sports equipment as a kid.

Upon promising these kids that he would get them basketballs to play with, Dancil got to work on a campaign to raise money for sporting equipment and shipping costs.

Despite accumulating $1,300 worth of sporting goods for kids in this village, the shipping costs to Puerto Rico were upwards of $3,800. From there, Dancil turned to Facebook to network with locals to get the kids the equipment.

After a shift to become a more local presence in Central New Y ork, S’portstock has grown into a successful effort to provide kids with much needed sporting equipment through donations and volunteering.

S’portstock 2019 is a benefit to fund the program. It will take place at Sharky’s Sports Bar on June 1st from 4-9:30pm.  They will be accepting donations starting at $10 or any sporting good item. Children under the age of 13, veterans and seniors are free.

 For more information or to donate, visit YouthSportstock.com

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