Local Card Shop Wins Retailer of the Year Award from Upper Deck

Jan 16, 2020

At the Upper Deck Certified Diamond Dealer Conference in Orlando, Florida last week, a Kelowna business - Players Choice Sports - won a prestigious international award for Best Hobby Retailer of the Year. Upper Deck created this award to commemorate the memory of a well-loved card shop owner Steve James after he passed away. The award reads “presented for tireless efforts in engaging customers with interactive programs and improving the hobby for future generations.”

Recipients Jason Wobshall and Katie Jenion from Players Choice Sports are known in the hobby shop community for offering special events from Monthly Break Nights, autograph signings and free giveaways at their Annual Hockey Card Day in Canada Celebration in February. They are involved with local charity work and encourage sports-card collecting for all ages from kids to great-grandparents. This year, they held a contest and took 20 of their customers to the NHL Draft in Vancouver, British Columbia to share a memorable experience at one of the NHL’s premier events.

Chris Carlin, presenter of the award and Marketing Manager of Upper Deck in Carlsbad, California stated:

Players Choice always stands out, decked out in their store gear, we see them at different shows and events throughout the year as they work hard to increase their footprint on the hobby. Their customers love them because they work tirelessly on their behalf and we felt it was time to recognize them for their efforts. Congratulations to Jason Wobshall and Katie Jenion of Players Choice Sportscards for receiving the Steve James Award from Upper Deck!

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Company Contact Information:

Company: Players Choice Sport
Contact Name: Katie Jenion
Contact Phone: 2508622737
Contact Email: [email protected]
Company Website: www.playerschoicesports.com

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