NASCAR Star Tony Stewart Available for One-On-One Interviews at Local Office Depot in Atlanta, GA

By Auto News Log • August 23rd, 2012

WHO:

Three-time and reigning NASCAR® Sprint Cup Series™ champion, Tony Stewart, driver of the No. 14 Office Depot/Mobil1 Chevrolet, will headline a special “Back-To-School Celebration” event at a local Office Depot store in Atlanta. Stewart is partnering with the Office Depot Foundation to help Atlanta-area children head back to school with the essential tools they need to succeed in the classroom.

WHAT: Stewart is partnering with Office Depot and the Office Depot Foundation for this special “Back-To-School Celebration” and will be donating new sackpacks in seven colorful designs that contain essential school supplies to Atlanta-area children in need.

At the event, Stewart will assist the Foundation in donating 6,000 sackpacks to representatives from local schools and non-profit organizations as part of the Office Depot Foundation’s National Backpack Program.

The Foundation donates sackpacks across the United States and internationally in an effort to help children succeed in school. By the end of this year, Office Depot and the Office Depot Foundation will have helped more than 2.9 million children in need since the program began in 2001. Stewart will assist the Foundation in donating 400,000 sackpacks nationwide in 2012, which is the most given out in a single year.

Organizations scheduled to receive donations include:

· Atlanta Kids in Need Resource Center

· Atlanta Public Schools

· CaringWorks, Inc.

· CASA of Georgia

· CHRIS Kids

· City of Refuge

· Clayton County Schools

· Communities In Schools of Atlanta

· Dekalb County Schools

· Desire Street Ministries

· Easter Seals North Georgia

· Genesis Prevention Coalition Inc (CADCA)

· Georgia Alliance To End Homelessness

· Rainbow Village

· Safehouse Outreach

· She Will

· Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence

WHERE:

Office Depot

2126 Henderson Mill Road

Atlanta, GA 30345

WHEN:

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

3:30 p.m. local time

· Presentation of donations: 4:05 – 4:45 p.m. local time (not open to general public)

· Autograph session w/Tony Stewart: 4:45 – 5:45 p.m. local time (open to general public – see details below)

NOTES:

Stewart will sign autographs for 300 fans at the event. Wristbands are required for the autograph session (limit one per person) and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at the 2126 Henderson Mill Road Office Depot store beginning at 8 a.m. local time on the day of the event only (Wednesday, August 29). Fans with a wristband must be in line no later than 5:15 p.m. local time to receive an autograph. One autograph per wristband.

Source: MATTER, Edelman Sports & Entertainment Marketing

 

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