Getting a headstart… Elizabethton City Schools working on raising funds for Bash 2020

Published 4:14 pm Thursday, April 30, 2020

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It’s hard to fathom that with the recent series of events that have led to the 2020 school spring semester being completed at home instead of the classrooms of the city schools that one could even begin talking about a new school year and more specifically the 2020 Bac-2-School Bash which is scheduled to take place on August 8, 2020, at Citizens Bank Stadium.
But the fact of the matter is that the way time swiftly passes, that planning and fundraising must go to ensure that the 1,000 backpacks filled with much-needed school supplies will be available to students when school starts back.
And even though no one truly knows if the school will start back in the classrooms or remain at home to open the school year, students will still need to have access to the backpacks and the supplies that comes with it.
“The kids will be returning to school sometime and so many families are struggling more than usual,” said Elizabethton City Schools Public Relations Coordinator Nicole Moore.”We need at least $20,000 now to order backpacks. So we are taking any amount of monetary donation as it takes $20 a backpack to sponsor one child.
“If people would like to donate online we have a link to do that.”
The event is planned in partnership with Elizabethton City Schools, Carter County Health Department, and the Elizabethton Police Department.
This event wouldn’t be possible if not for the donations made by the community and local partners who attend to share resources with the child and their parents.
The event is free and open to any families in Elizabethton, Carter County, and the surrounding areas.
Sponsors of the event are recognized based on the amount of donation with Gold Sponsors being those who support 50-plus children. Silver Sponsors will be recognized for supporting 32-plus children while Bronze Sponsors are those that provide for 16 children or less.
Donations or requests for information can be made by calling 423-547-8000, ext. 8210 or by following the link to donate online at

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