BALTIMORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI) today announced the company’s television stations and Bally Sports regional sports networks (RSNs) collected truckloads of items for local charities through regional holiday drives, with Sinclair’s television stations and RSNs hosting local holiday fundraising and supply donation initiatives in their markets.
Through the generosity of local viewers and employees, Sinclair stations and the RSNs collected 140,000 toys, tens of thousands of pounds of food and several truckloads of clothing, sleeping bags, blankets and monetary donations for local charities, providing thousands of families with groceries, gifts and warm clothing for the holidays.
Regional recipients across the country include local community food banks, Toys for Tots, The Salvation Army, Bikes for Kids, The Forgotten Child Fund, Neediest Kids, Habitat for Humanity, The United Way and Central Arizona Shelter Services, among others.
“Each year, we continue to be humbled by the generosity and outpouring of support from our viewers and employees, and we are honored our stations and RSNs are able to share the holiday spirit by giving back to the communities they serve,” said Rob Weisbord, President of Broadcast and Chief Advertising Revenue Officer.
About Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI) is a diversified media company and a leading provider of local sports and news. The Company owns and/or operates 21 regional sports network brands; owns, operates and/or provides services to 185 television stations in 86 markets, owns multiple national networks including Tennis Channel and Stadium; and has TV stations affiliated with all the major broadcast networks. Sinclair’s content is delivered via multiple platforms, including over-the-air, multi-channel video program distributors, and digital and streaming platforms NewsOn and STIRR. The Company regularly uses its website as a key source of Company information which can be accessed at www.sbgi.net.