NASCAR® Star Tony Stewart and The Office Depot Foundation Team Up to Donate School Supplies to Arlington Heights-Area Children

By Auto News Log • September 10th, 2012


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 Arlington Heights, IL. Stewart is partnering with the Office Depot Foundation to help Chicagoland-area children head back to school with the essential tools they need to succeed in the classroom.


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 five colorful designs that contain essential school supplies to Chicagoland-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 kids 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:

• Chicago Public Schools

• Arlington Heights School District 25

• Community Unit School District 200

• Rainbow PUSH Coalition

• Chicago Youth Programs

• Lighthouse Youth Center

• Casa Central

• Communities In Schools of Chicago

• Monarch Awards Foundation


Office Depot
392 East Rand Road
Arlington Heights, IL


Thursday, September 13, 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 392 East Rand Road Office Depot store beginning at 8 a.m. local time on the day of the event only (Thursday, September 13). 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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