Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Tony Stewart and Office depot partner for the kids in Kansas City tomorrow

Tony Stewart, NASCAR star and driver of the No. 14 Office Depot/Old Spice Chevy Impala SS in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, will headlines a very special event at a local Kansas City Office Depot store. Stewart, a two-time Sprint Cup Series champion, will help provide local children with the tools they need to succeed in school.

During the event, Stewart will assist the Office Depot Foundation in donating more than 2,200 backpacks to representatives from local organizations and schools as part of the Office Depot Foundation’s National Backpack Program. This year marks a milestone for the Foundation as it will donate its 2-millionth backpack since beginning the program in 2001. The Foundation donates backpacks across the United States and Canada in an effort to help kids succeed in school.This will benefit:

· Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City

· Guadalupe Centers

· North Kansas City Schools

· Operation Breakthrough

· United Inner City Services

· Youth Friends

Stewart is partnering with Office Depot and the Office Depot Foundation for a special “Back-To-School Celebration” to donate backpacks containing essential school supplies to Kansas City area children in need. Stewart will sign autographs for 350 fans at the event. Wristbands are required for the autograph session and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at the Office Depot located at 4851 North Oak Traffic Way in the North Oak Village Plaza in Kansas Citybeginning at 8 a.m. local time on the day of the event (Wednesday, September 30). Autographs session will begin at 4:45

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