July 15, 2015 - Phoenix, AZ -- Many teachers have said that something as small as a new pencil, pen or backpack can make a huge difference to a student when it comes to getting ready for a new school year. The end of summer and beginning of a new school year is quickly approaching and the need to fill a backpack with school supplies for the upcoming year is almost upon us.
For many Phoenix area families, it can be a struggle to provide their children with even the most basic of back-to-school supplies, but the Checkered Flag Run Foundation (CFRF) is here to help. The CFRF is hosting the 3rd Annual Phoenix Tools 4 School event on July 25th.
During the event, 2,000 Phoenix area K-8 students will receive FREE school supplies to help them get a great start to the school year. Additionally, the students will receive a delicious breakfast, as well as a new haircut and/or hairstyle to go along with their free backpack of goodies.
The event will be held on Saturday, July 25th at Travis L. Williams American Legion Post #65, 1624 East Broadway Road, Phoenix from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
The Checkered Flag Run Foundation provides educational resources impacting underserved students. Founder of Checkered Flag Run Foundation, Alan “AP” Powell, the CFRF offers “access to quality educational opportunities ensures the investment of every student getting to cross that finish line!”
Plan to arrive early because the breakfast, school supplies and haircuts will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis to get their school year started off right!
What: Phoenix Tools 4 School
When: Saturday, July 25, 2015, 7:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Where: Travis L. Williams American Legion Post #65, 1624 E. Broadway Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85040
Who: Elementary/Middle School, K-8 grades
The Checkered Flag Run Foundation would like to thank its many sponsors for their generosity and ongoing support including the University of Phoenix, Arizona Diamondbacks, UPS, All-State Storage, Phoenix International Raceway, Superstition Springs Dodge Jeep Ram, Mesa Airlines, Crescent Crown Distributing, Southwest Gas, Minute Maid and Dasani Water.
For more information about Phoenix Tools 4 School or other Checkered Flag Run Foundation programs, go to www.cfrf.org.
About Checkered Flag Run Foundation
The Checkered Flag Run Foundation is a charitable organization that serves to make available school readiness tools for elementary and middle school students, as well as other career educational resources. With The Phoenix Tools 4 School program, the Checkered Flag Run Foundation provides basic school readiness supplies for students whose families cannot afford any or all the necessary items to start off the school year. The initiative provides students with book bags, notebooks, writing utensils and other necessary supplies.