Radio Disney 1st Annual Back-to-School Drive to Benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Radio Disney Project Family LogoTime: Varies by location (See schedule below)
Date: See schedule below
Location: See schedule below
Cost: Varies by event; A donation of school supplies is appreciated
Info: This information was provided by Disney PR; Website

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Local Radio Disney Stations in 31 markets will host school supply drives throughout the summer, and team up with Boys & Girls Clubs of America in support of their annual nationwide Day for Kids events this September.

Radio Disney, the #1 radio network for kids and families, puts giving center stage this summer with the launch of its first annual Back-to-School Drive benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. As part of its Project Family initiative, Radio Disney stations across the country invite families to donate school supplies to then be provided to local clubs in need. Pre-packaged pens, pencils, markers, crayons and chalk are especially needed.

Radio Disney’s Project Family Back-to-School Drive is a collaboration with Disney Friends for Change, an initiative that inspires kids and their families to make a lasting, positive change by helping people, communities and the planet.

“We have seen that the Radio Disney audience shares our passion for giving back to the community,” said Phil Guerini, General Manager and Vice President, Radio Disney. He added, “The back to school season is an important time in the lives of kids and families and we are excited to support the efforts of Boys & Girls Clubs of America through our local stations.”

Disney has a long history with Boys & Girls Clubs of America that spans more than 50 years. Through financial and in-kind contributions, and through the time and talent of its Disney VoluntEARS, the Company supports the Boys and Girls Club mission of helping young people reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.

These Back-to-School Drive events, hosted by the local Radio Disney Road Crews, will feature:
— Music
— Interactive entertainment
— Prizes

Events scheduled for the Tampa Bay area:
Check for events in your community on and via Radio Disney’s local Facebook app.

Back-to-School Blast
Saturday, July 28, 2012
5-7 p.m.
George M. Steinbrenner Field
>> Enjoy a night at the ballpark before the kids go back to school, as well as a post game fireworks show. First 250 kids ages 14 and under get a free backpack filled with Yankees school supplies. Plus, there will be a face painter, balloon artist, and activities beginning at 5 p.m.! Tickets required: General admission tickets can be purchased for $4 and reserved seating for $6. Military, Seniors (55+) and kids (12 and under) can receive $1 off at the Stadium Box Office. (See the Back-to-School Blast Facebook Post for more details.)

Back-to-School Celebration
Saturday, August 4, 2012
2-4 p.m.
Tyrone Square Mall
Say farewell to summer and hello to another great school year. Join Tyrone Square staff in the Center Court. Everyone is welcome! Simon Kidgits Club members will receive a backpack with goodies, while supplies last.

All About Kids 17th Annual Back-to-School Bash
Saturday, August 11, 2012
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Florida State Fairgrounds
>> Day one of a 2-day expo. Taste new things for kid’s lunches, play the Tampa Bay Rays, have your picture taken with Rocky The Bull, score a FREE bicycle helmet, and much more at this annual Back-to-School Expo. Tickets required: $9/adult, FREE for kids 12 and under (Print a coupon for $1 off an adult admission)

All About Kids 17th Annual Back-to-School Bash
Sunday, August 12, 2012
12-4 p.m.
Florida State Fairgrounds
>> Day two of this 2-day family expo.

Macy’s 7th Annual Spelling Bee
Saturday, August 25, 2012
2-4 p.m.
Westfield Citrus Park Mall
>> Kids age 8-11 are invited to participate in Macy’s 7th Annual Spelling Bee hosted by Macy’s and Reading Is Fundamental. Each of the 27 regional Spelling Bee winners will take home some great prizes, and there will be fun for all ages, including fun and games with Radio Disney! NOTE: The Spelling Bee is limited to the first 50 contestants. Registration will open 30 minutes prior to event start time.

For events taking place in your community, visit and via Radio Disney’s local Facebook app.

George Steinbrenner Field
One Steinbrenner Drive
Tampa, FL 33614

Tyrone Square Mall
6901 Tyrone Square
St. Petersburg, FL 33710

Florida State Fairgrounds
4800 Highway 301 North
Tampa, FL 33610

Westfield Citrus Park Mall
8021 Citrus Park Town Center
Tampa, FL 33625

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