The Checkers are once again supporting WSOC’s annual School Tools program! Along with other area sports teams, Checkers staff and Chubby will be on the corner of Trade and Tryon for the program’s uptown kickoff event from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, August 1, to see who can collect the most school supplies for Communities in Schools and Classroom Central.
The most commonly needed school supplies are:
Single subject notebooks
1 pocket folders
The purpose of WSOC’s School Tools program is to provide basic school supplies to thousands of students in need. With almost 260,000 children listed as Economically Disadvantaged, these supplies are given to those students in Kindergarten through 12th grade in over 22 participating counties. Serving more than three million children since 1997, this community initiative has raised over $8,000,000 worth of school supplies to date, assisting more than 120,000 students last year alone.
For more information and ways to donate following the kickoff event, please visit the program’s website at www.9schooltools.com.
The Checkers' vice president of communications, Paul Branecky has been covering hockey in North Carolina since 2006, including five seasons with the Carolina Hurricanes.