Tampa, Fla. – (March 16, 2011) – Hillsborough County Public Schools is partnering with the Kenny Chesney Band and the Tampa Sports Authority to collect school supplies Saturday, March 19th beginning at 1:30 p.m.

        Fans are encouraged to bring school supplies to the concert and drop them off at the school bus located on the south plaza of Raymond James Stadium or drop them in one of the boxes located near each entry gate. Parking lots open at 1:30 p.m. and gates open at 3:00 p.m.

Teaching Tools for Hillsborough Schools is a program of The Hillsborough Education Foundation a not-for-profit, 501 C-(3), organization that supports educational projects and programs that are not funded by tax dollars. Teaching Tools currently serves 100 Title-I schools and educational sites throughout the district, reaching more than 2,300 teachers and 50,000 at-risk students every year. Supplies that are collected at “Stuff the Bus” drives are available free of charge to teachers and students in need.       

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Contact:        Terrie Dodson-Caldevilla

                Office of Communications

                813-272-4048