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CalViva Health Gives 2,000 Backpacks Stuffed Full with School Supplies

Giveaway to be part of Fresno Grizzlies Back2School Night on Saturday, August 6
July 28, 2022

Fresno, CA - The Fresno Grizzlies and CalViva Health are joining forces to host a special “Back2School Night” on Saturday, August 6 at Chukchansi Park. During the Grizzlies baseball game against the San Jose Giants, more than 2,000 backpacks filled with school supplies will be given away to promote school

Fresno, CA - The Fresno Grizzlies and CalViva Health are joining forces to host a special “Back2School Night” on Saturday, August 6 at Chukchansi Park. During the Grizzlies baseball game against the San Jose Giants, more than 2,000 backpacks filled with school supplies will be given away to promote school readiness. The night will also focus on promoting well-child visits, so kids get a head start on staying healthy this school year.

“We are excited to support an event promoting healthy behaviors, while providing backpacks to kids in our community,” said Jeffrey Nkansah, Chief Executive Officer of CalViva Health. “Events like this can’t happen without the help of local businesses, nonprofits, and of course our faithful baseball fans.”

In partnership with the Grizzlies, CalViva Health was able to distribute 2,000 vouchers to local nonprofits, ensuring that kids in most need of backpacks and school supplies are present at the game. The first 2,000 children in attendance at the game are eligible to receive a free backpack, while supplies last. Chukchansi Park gates open at 5:50 PM and the game starts at 6:50 PM.

“All of us at the Fresno Grizzlies are extremely proud to have the opportunity to host Back2School Night,” said Grizzlies President Derek Franks. “Everything we do as an organization has our community in mind and we are beyond grateful to our generous corporate partners for helping make this event a reality.”

The evening’s backpack giveaway was also made possible by the following Fresno Grizzlies Corporate and Community Partners: Family HealthCare Network, San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, Valley Health Team, United Health Centers, Fresno County Office of Education, Health Net, Fresno First Bank, United Cerebral Palsy of Central California, and Johanson Transportation Services.

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ABOUT THE FRESNO GRIZZLIES

The Fresno Grizzlies are the reigning Low-A West regular-season champions and a proud affiliate of the Colorado Rockies organization. The team plays at Chukchansi Park in Downtown Fresno, which is also a year-round community venue that hosts a myriad of other special events including concerts, high school sporting events, and over 100 non-profit community events annually. The 2022 season will mark the team’s 20th year in Downtown Fresno and 24th baseball season since their inception in 1998.