For Immediate Release: 3rd Annual Phoenix Tools 4 Schools Scheduled for July 2015

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3rd Annual Phoenix Tools 4 Schools Scheduled for July 2015.

 The Checkered Flag Run Foundation will host the 3rd annual Phoenix Tools 4 Schools this July. The event includes appearances from Greg Stanton (Mayor of Phoenix), Bryan R. Sperber (President Of Phoenix International Raceway), and will provide free school supplies to the city’s children.

 For Immediate Release:  On July 25th, 2015 students and parents will have the opportunity to obtain free school supplies, free haircuts, and a free breakfast to prepare for the up and coming school season. This non-profit event is led by AP Powell and has attendance commitments from Greg Stanton (Mayor of Phoenix), James “Spider” Marks (CNN Analyst), Alvin Heggs (Dealer Principal, Superstition Springs Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram), Marshall Franklin (Director of Community Affairs for the Phoenix Police Department), and more. A full list of speakers can be accessed here:

 “Tools 4 Schools is a great program because the leaders of our communities meet with the future leaders of tomorrow. We offer a hand up to families in need with respect and dignity at the forefront of our efforts. Thanks to our generous sponsors, young ones can obtain the right tools that will lend to their successful careers as students,” said AP Powell.

 The event officially kicks off at 7am and it’s located at Travis L. Williams American Legion Post 65. The official address is 1624 E. Broadway Road. Phoenix, Arizona 85040. The supplies, breakfast and haircuts are available upon a first come, first serve basis only.

 Phoenix currently has the fastest growing homeless population in the country.  In fact, 30% of the homeless population are families- primarily made up of a single mother and two (or more) children.  In addition, 45% of all children in the Phoenix school district are considered impoverished, which makes the necessities, like haircuts and school supplies, often out of reach. The Checkered Flag Run Foundation advocates for Phoenix’s “in need” demographic through partnerships and events, such as Tools 4 Schools, with the end goal to make a difference today by investing in the leaders of tomorrow.

 The mission of Checkered Flag Run is to provide diverse educational programs that impact under-served students. Our belief is access to quality educational opportunities ensures the investment of every student getting to cross the “finish line”. Additional partners for Tools 4 Schools are always appreciated. More information on financial, product, and/or volunteer time donations may visit


About Alan “AP” Powell: As CEO of AP & Associates Alan is one of the nation’s foremost authorities on multicultural content creation and leveraging brands connections with multicultural audiences. AP has created strategic alliances with Fortune 500 companies, venture capital firms and private equity to bridge the gap between mainstream and urban customers, which include NASCAR, Harley-Davidson, and Coca-Cola.