Badges and Backpacks

In alignment with their commitment to community engagement the Pima County Sheriff’s Department is holding their fourth annual Badges and Backpack’s event presented by Banner Aetna. They want to provide students in Pima County with an all-inclusive event focused on equipping youth with a safe and healthy school year. Established in 2015 to provide students with the resources they need to be successful in school, they are thrilled to announce this year’s event has been elevated to include a health fair, brought to you by El Rio Health, and extracurricular family and youth activities.

Pima County Sheriff's strongly feel this all-inclusive event is a valuable addition to the already 2,000 backpacks they will be filling with schools supplies. Each year Badges and Backpacks gets bigger and better, exceeding expectations. This event is a beneficial outlet for community outreach and education for families and they are excited about the additional resources we have planned for this year’s event.

Health Fair- to include but not limited to Immunizations, Dental and Vision Screenings, On-site Nurses and Pediatricians, Get Moving Exercise Activities, Health Snacks Cooking Demonstrations

The Safety Station- to include but not limited to Fingerprinting, Anti-drug Task Force, Bicycle and Helmet Safety, Stranger Danger, Gun Safety

Family Fun Activities & Promotions- to include but not limited to Fun to Read, Animal and Desert Explorer Activities, Arts & Crafts, Giveaways and Raffles. Local recreation organizations will also provide onsite activities and resources for youth.


July 13, 2019 - 8am - 12pm Tucson Convention Center

*** Backpacks are available as first come, first served. The child must be present and enrolled in grades K-12. NO EXCEPTIONS. ***

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