Backpacks to Blackwater
August 17, 2018
Aaron J. Tohtsoni
Gila River Indian News
Fox Sports Arizona donated over 300 backpacks filled with school supplies to the students at Blackwater Community School on Aug. 14 as part of their FoxGives initiative.
“It’s our way of helping out in the community, we look forward to this event, specifically, every single year,” said Brett Hansen, director of communications and marketing. “This was a school we knew was in need and we loved to come out and help them give backpacks to kids and kick off their school year the right way.”
The FoxGives initiative allows Fox colleagues purpose-driven, impactful volunteer opportunities and philanthropic support of non-profit organizations.
The students were brought into the school library class by class to choose between red, blue and black backpacks. Inside the bags were binders, notebooks, pencils, erasers, rulers and other school supplies.
According to Hansen, this was the third year that Fox Sports Arizona has come out to the Community and second time donating backpacks filled with school supplies. Fox Sports Arizona has a partnership with the Gila River Hotels and Casinos.
The Fox Sports Arizona staff spent Friday afternoon loading the backpacks up with the supplies in preparation for the school distribution.
“It was awesome seeing the smiles on the kids’ faces,” said Hansen. “It makes it well-worth it and hopefully we make a difference and that’s what FoxGives is all about.”