Derrick Johnson Distributes 500 Backpacks to Students in Need at His 'Gearing Up!' Back to School Program
Friday, August 5, 2016
KANSAS CITY – (August 4, 2016) – What does a veteran Chief do on his day off training camp? Derrick Johnson spent his day off giving back to the community.
Kansas City Chiefs’ linebacker and 2014 Pro Bowl Defensive MVP, Derrick Johnson, welcomed 500 students to Arrowhead Stadium on Thursday for his 3rd annual Gearing Up! back to school program.
Johnson was joined by volunteers from State Farm to hand out school supplies, book bags and more to students from Kansas City schools, Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Police Athletic League and the Rose Brooks Center. Now, thanks to Derrick Johnson’s Defend the Dream Foundation, more than 500 Kansas City area students are fully equipped for the first day of school. In addition to recieving school supplies, students also got a chance to tour Arrowhead Stadium, experience the Chiefs’ NFL Play 60 lab and participate in a carnival-like tailgate.
Gearing Up! is a program of Derrick Johnson’s Defend the Dream Foundation. The mission of Derrick Johnson’s Defend the Dream Foundation is to provide low income and inner city young people with opportunities and resources to reach their full potential. The goal of Derrick Johnson’s Defend the Dream Foundation is to impact the lives of more than 100,000 at-risk Kansas City children by the end of 2019.
Derrick Johnson’s Gearing Up! Back to School program was made possible by a host of generous sponsors and volunteers including: State Farm, Walmart and Academy Sports + Outdoors.
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