2020 School Kickoff Community Celebration
Update (July 29, 2020)
Due to COVID-19, Greeley-Evans School District 6 had to cancel its annual School Kickoff Community Celebration for 2020. However, our sponsors still came through in a BIG way and we have purchased 5,000 backpacks filled with school supplies for our students! These backpacks will be given out at a Drive Thru Backpack Giveaway on Wednesday, August 5, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Island Grove Regional Park. These backpacks will be given out to only District 6 students. Please write the name of your student or students, his or her school, and their student ID number on a sheet of paper and put that in the window of your vehicle as you enter the park. Entrance to the event is ONLY through 14th Avenue. Please do not line up early for this event. District 6 Nutrition Services will also be on hand to give out food bags to District 6 families. There are different backpacks for elementary and secondary students. One backpack per child! We look forward to seeing you August 5!
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and health concerns regarding large gatherings, the annual School Kickoff Community Celebration scheduled for August 8, 2020 at Island Grove Regional Park is cancelled.
Free backpacks and school supplies will still be distributed through schools this year for students in need. Sponsors who have remained committed to this event and backpack distribution will pay for the backpacks, school supplies, and shipping and distribution costs.
"We are disappointed we won't be able to come together this year for our annual School Kickoff, but with an annual attendance of nearly 6,000 people, we don't believe we could make the event safe for attendees and volunteers," said Theresa Myer, Chief of Communications for District 6. "We know the need for backpacks and school supplies may even be greater this year due to the economic downturn in our area, so we are working on a plan to purchase the backpacks and school supplies with the sponsorships we have and that are still coming in, and distribute those to our students through schools."
Greeley-Evans School District 6 still needs sponsors who can help purchase as many backpacks and school supplies as possible to support our students. Many sponsors have not been able to support the backpack program this year due to their own economic challenges. Here are some sponsorship opportunities for local businesses and organizations.
Principle Sponsor: $5,000 will purchase 300 backpacks filled with school supplies.
Premiere Sponsor: $3,000 will purchase 300 backpacks.
Backpack and School Supply Sponsor: $2,000 will purchase 100 backpacks filled with school supplies
Backpack Sponsor: $1,000 will purchase 100 backpacks
School Supply Sponsor: $500 will purchase school supplies for 100 backpacks
Paper and Pen Sponsor: $250 will purchase school supplies for 25 backpacks
Pencil Sponsor: $100 will purchase school supplies for 10 backpacks.
"We so appreciate all our sponsors, who have made this event such a success for the past seven years," Myers said. "We need them now more than ever. Our families are facing the same economic challenges as many in our community. We anticipate there will be more need for assistance than ever before. We appreciate anyone who can help this year. Even a small donation makes a difference for children."
To sponsor backpacks and school supplies for District 6 students in August, please contact Chief of Communications Theresa Myers at firstname.lastname@example.org. All donations are tax deductible and all money will be used to purchase backpacks and school supplies for District 6 students, including charter schools.
FREE Backpacks for D6 students will still be distributed through schools this year for students in need.
- Principle Sponsor: $5,000, will purchase 300 backpacks filled with school supplies.
- Premier Sponsor: $3,000 will purchase 300 backpacks.
- Backpack and School Supply Sponsor: $2,000 will purchase 100 backpacks filled with school supplies.
- Backpack Sponsor: $1,000 will purchase 100 backpacks
- School Supply Sponsor: $500 will purchase school supplies for 100 backpacks.
- Paper and Pen Sponsor: $250 will purchase school supplies for 25 backpacks.
- Pencil Sponsor: $100 will purchase school supplies for 10 backpacks.