The Pima County Sheriff’s Department and Banner Aetna are hosting Badges and Backpacks on Saturday, July 13, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Tucson Convention Center (TCC) Exhibit Halls, 260 S. Church Ave. There will be 2,000 free backpacks and school supplies distributed on a first-come, first-served basis for children who are present and enrolled in grades K-12.
This year’s event includes a health fair featuring immunizations, dental and vision screenings, and cooking demonstrations. There will also be a safety station with fingerprinting, bicycle and helmet safety, stranger danger, and gun safety.
Local recreation organizations will provide on-site activities and resources for youth. Free parking will be available in Lot B at the TCC.