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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following organizations/businesses will be at the Back to School Rodeo:
Alrenwald - Theranova, LLC
Arizona Baptist Children's Services
Boy Scouts of America
Chicanos Por La Causa
Children's Museum of Yuma County
City of Yuma Neighborhood Services
Community Health Associates
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
Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona
Goodwill of Central Arizona
Harvest Preparatory Academy
Home Educators of Yuma
Larios Karate School
New Hope of Arizona, 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.
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