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Sponsors needed for School Kickoff Backpack giveaway

Greeley-Evans School District 6 is seeking sponsors for the 10th annual School Kickoff Community Celebration, to be held Saturday, August 5 from 9 a.m. to noon at Island Grove Regional Park.


This is an annual event District 6 has hosted since 2013, and has grown into a huge celebration of the beginning of the school year. During this event, the school district gives out thousands of backpacks filled with school supplies to District 6 students, provides onsite sports physicals, gives out food to families, provides entertainment including a petting zoo, as well as hosts more than 60 community organizations and vendors who provide services and activities for our families. The School Kickoff can draw up to 6,000 people.


This event is funded solely through sponsorships and donations. In honor of the event’s 10th anniversary, District 6 is hoping to provide 5,000 backpacks filled with school supplies at the 2023 School Kickoff Community Celebration. More sponsors are needed to reach that goal.


Sponsors can help with this event in many ways:

  • $5,000 will buy 300 backpacks filled with school supplies
  • $3,000 will buy 200 backpacks and help fund the free food
  • $2,000 will buy 100 backpacks filled with school supplies
  • $1,000 will buy 100 backpacks
  • $500 will help purchase school supplies to go inside the backpacks
  • $250 will help purchase food for the event
  • $100 will buy pencils for 200 backpacks


Each sponsorship level has marketing and publicity opportunities for businesses and organizations, as well as a free community booth at the event. A donation to District 6 is tax deductible.


To become a sponsor of the School Kickoff Community Celebration, sign up online here. If you need more information or would like to pay by a different method, please contact District 6 Chief of Communications Theresa Myers at or at (970) 348-6003.