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"Badges and Backpacks" to launch as drive-up event during pandemic

Posted at 7:31 AM, Jul 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-27 22:35:29-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — The annual "Badges and Backpacks" event is launching as a drive-up event this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event will take place over 4 days and at 4 different locations.

The Pima County Sheriff's Department is partnering with El Rio Health to hand out supplies.

According to a Facebook post about the event, students will need to be present to receive a backpack.

All four events will start at 8 a.m. and end at 10 a.m. or until supplies last.

  • August 1st - Flowing Wells High School
  • August 2nd - Sunnyside High School
  • August 8th - Cienega High School
  • August 9th - Rincon High School

A walk-up station will be available for those using other modes of transportation.