NASCAR Star Tony Stewart To Donate 4,000 Book Bags To Atlanta-Area Children In Need

By Auto News Log • August 26th, 2010

WHO:

Tony Stewart, a two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™ champion and driver of the No. 14 Office Depot/Old Spice Chevrolet, will headline a special “Back To School Celebration” event at a local Office Depot store in Atlanta. Stewart will be helping Atlanta-area kids begin the new school year with the tools they need to succeed.

WHAT:

Stewart is partnering with Office Depot and the Office Depot Foundation for a special “Back To School Celebration” to donate book bags to Atlanta-area children in need.

During the event, Stewart will assist the Foundation in donating 4,000 book bags to representatives from local organizations as part of the Office Depot Foundation’s National Backpack Program. The Foundation donates backpacks and book bags across the United States in an effort to help kids succeed in school. This year, the Office Depot Foundation is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its National Backpack Program. Since the program began in 2001, Office Depot and the Office Depot Foundation have donated approximately 2.3 million backpacks and book bags to children in need. In 2010, Stewart will assist the Foundation in donating 300,000 backpacks and book bags nationwide.

Note to media: These book bags are not available to the general public. The book bags are being donated only to designated non-profit organizations.

WHERE:

Office Depot
2625 Piedmont Road (Buckhead Crossing Shopping Center)
Atlanta, GA 30324

WHEN:

Thursday, September 2, 2010

• Presentation of donations: 4:00-4:45 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 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 Piedmont Road Office Depot store beginning at 8:00 a.m. local time on the day of the event only (Thursday, September 2). Fans with a wristband must be in line no later than 5:15 p.m. local time to receive an autograph.

PHOTOS:

– Stewart participating in a “Back To School Celebration” event with local children and community organizations
– The No. 14 Office Depot show car
– Stewart signing autographs for fans

MEDIA:

Tony Stewart will be available for one-on-one interviews at the event. Please contact Jessie Kalin at 312-240-2989 or jessie.kalin@edelman.com to schedule an interview with Stewart.

Source: Courtesy of MATTER, Edelman Sports & Entertainment Marketing

 

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