CC + Amber Sabathia's PitCCh Foundation gives out backpacks to students

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

This year, the PitCCh In Foundation Backpack Program will be giving out a total of 5,250 backpacks on the west and east coasts. In the Bronx, CC and Amber Sabathia personally visited PS 105 to handout backpacks to students during their first week of classes – PS 105 is the largest K-5 elementary school in the Bronx with about 1,600 kids. The rest of the backpacks went to The Legal Aid Society’s Juvenile Justice Program in the Bronx. In Vallejo, CA, the PitCCh In Foundation distributed 3,250 backpacks to all 1st and 2nd graders in the Vallejo City Unified School District. Each child will receive a backpack filled with school supplies (includes pencils, crayons, markers, notebook, binder, glue, pencil case, hand sanitizer, etc.) and a NYY Activity Book or CC Sabathia All Star book. All the items were provided by the PitCCh In Foundation. Since 2008 and to date, the foundation has distributed over 20,500 backpacks.

·         Total of 5,250 backpacks were distributed on the East and West coasts this school year.
·         Bronx NYC -- 1750 backpack were given to PS 105 (all students K-5 received) and 250 to the Legal Aid Society Juvenile Justice Program
·         Vallejo, CA -- 3,250 to all 1 and 2 graders
·         Each backpack included 2 folders, binder, notebook, markers, crayons, pencils, hand sanitizer, tissue, erasers, glue sticks, pencil sharpener, pencil case and Today's Superstars “CC Sabathia’s book)
·         To date, 20,500 backpacks have been handed out on east and west coasts.

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