Tallahassee-based organization distributes dozens of backpacks to Gainesville store

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) — A Tallahassee-based organization distributed school supplies at a sporting goods store in Gainesville just weeks before classes resumed.

GameTime Prep partnered with Florida Kidcare to distribute 100 backpacks at Hibbett Sports on Archer Road in Gainesville on Saturday. All but three of the bags were distributed over a three-hour period.

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The organization started as a football camp and then moved on to providing high school athletes with financial literacy training and post-graduation educational opportunities.

Alexus Hill is the program director and also a ninth grade teacher. She stressed to them the importance of having the right tools to succeed before the first day back to school in the fall.

“When I teach a notice the kids miss a lot of things like backpacks or pencils and so it’s a way to make sure they’re ready when they go to school even before the school doesn’t start,” Hill said.

GameTime Prep will be heading to other Hibbett Sports locations across the state for more school supplies in July.

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