100 Black Men of Madison Back to School Picnic on Saturday 8/27

The 100 Black Men of Madison Annual Back To School Picnic will be held on Saturday August 27th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Demetral Park on Commercial and Packers Ave. This event will be held rain or shine. Now in its ninth year, this event will distribute 1,800 backpacks filled with much needed school supplies for “at-risk” elementary and middle school students.

Children must be in attendance to receive a backpack and they are distributed on a “first come, first served” basis. Free hamburgers, hot dogs and other special treats will be served. Other activities include the OSCAR MAYER Wienermobile, City of Madison Fire Department Fire Trucks and football players from the University of Wisconsin Badgers and Head Coach Barry Alvarez. Event sponsors include: Oscar Mayer/Kraft Foods, Target, Office Depot, and Famous Footwear. This event is being held in partnership with the society St. Vincent de Paul. For more information please contact Back to School Picnic Committee Chair, Wayne Canty at (608) 332-3554, wcanty@Kraft.com or President of the 100 Black Men of Madison, Darrell Bazzell at (608) 263-2509, dbazzell@vc.wisc.edu.
The 100 Black Men of Madison is a nonprofit service organization of professional men dedicated to improving the quality of life and enhancing educational opportunities for African Americans and other people of color in the Madison area, with particular emphasis on young black males.