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Back to School Rodeo returns to Civic Center from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 22

Attendees encouraged to bring a canned food item to help local food bank.

YUMA, Ariz. –  The City of Yuma is partnering with a variety of community sponsors to host the sixth annual Back to School Rodeo (BTSR) from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jul. 22, at the Yuma Civic Center, located at 1440 W. Desert Hills Drive. 

The free event is open to the public and aims to provide families of children in preschool through 8th grade with a one-stop destination where they can learn about dozens of community organizations and resources for student's educational, health and extracurricular needs.

Public, private, charter school and preschool representatives will be in attendance to answer questions and to provide information about the upcoming school year.

The first 1,000 children to attend will receive a free backpack filled with school supplies. (*Child must be present to receive backpack). All attendees will have the chance to win door prizes like bicycles, amusement park tickets, games, gift cards, and more! 

The public is encouraged to bring a canned food item to donate to the Yuma Community Food Bank at the event. ?

This year's Back to School Rodeo was made possible through the support of businesses in the community, including Corona Optique, First Things First, Cenpatico, APS, KYMA, Calibur Printing, Coca-Cola, Del Outdoor/SignPro, Cathy Nuetzi State Farm Insurance, La Campesina, Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona, Plaza Paint Store and Yuma School of Beauty.? KYMA News 11's news personalities will be emceeing on the stage at the Back to School Rodeo throughout the day. 

For more information, please contact City of Yuma Marketing Specialist Miriam Limon at (928) 373-5020 or via email at

The following organizations/businesses will be at the Back to School Rodeo:

Amerischools Academy

Al Anon

Alrenwald - Theranova, LLC

Amberly's Place

Arizona Baptist Children's Services

Arizona PBS

Boy Scouts of America


Chicanos Por La Causa

Children's Dental

Children's Museum of Yuma County

City of Yuma Neighborhood Services

Community Health Associates

Corona Optique

Crane School District

Dancemakers of Yuma

Dawn's Dance Studio/JOY

Desert View Academy Middle and High School

Easter Seals Blake Foundation

First Smiles Yuma

First Things First

Funny Faces

Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona

Goodwill of Central Arizona

Harvest Preparatory Academy

Heuser Chiropractic

Home Educators of Yuma

JC Penny


La Campesina

Larios Karate School

Littlewood Co-Op


New Hope of Arizona, Inc.

Orthodontics Inc.

Parks and Recreation


Plaza Paint Store

Pursue Your Passion

Raising Special Kids

Reach Out and Read Yuma County

Regional Center for Border Health, Inc.

Salvation Army

State Farm Insurance - Cathy Nuetzi

Sunset Community Health Center

The Learning Pad Christian Preschool and Kindergarten

WACOG Head Start

WACOG Human Services

Walmart Vision Center

Wells Fargo Bank

YRMC Emergency Department/Yuma County Safe Kids

Yuma American Youth Football Association

Yuma Arizona Cinderella Scholarship Pageant

Yuma Art Center

Yuma Ballet Academy/Ballet Yuma

Yuma Christian Academy

Yuma Community Food Bank

Yuma Conservation Garden

Yuma County Juvenile Court

Yuma County Library District

Yuma County Public Health Services District

Yuma County Sheriff's Office

Yuma Dentistry 4 Kids

Yuma Elementary School District One

Yuma School District One Nutrition Department

Yuma Family YMCA

Yuma Fast Pitch and Tee Ball League

Yuma Fire Department

Yuma Heat Swim Team

Yuma Orchestra Association

Yuma Pink Sox Fast-pitch Softball Travel Team

Yuma Police Department

Yuma Region Bicycle Coalition

Yuma School of Beauty

Yuma Shorin Ryu Karate

Yuma Sun Newspapers

Yuma Youth Hockey League

Yuma Youth Soccer Association

Z Fun Factory