Operation Backpack 2011

Cool Stuff, Events, General | Aug 24th, 2011

Modell’s Sporting Goods will be partnering with Volunteers of America of Delaware Valley in South Jersey, for the 2011 Operation Backpack Campaign

The goal of Operation Backpack is to raise 1,000 backpacks for children in need.  Donations are also being accepted in their main offices in Collingswood at 235 White Horse Pike until September 6th, 2011.   All donated backpacks and school supplies will be given to under privileged children.

Modell’s Sporting Goods will support Operation Backpack by utilizing (6) Modell’s locations as drop off spots for new backpacks and school supplies.  The promotion will continue from now until September 6th.  The Bustleton Bengals had 20 players from their youth football team to donate backpacks on behalf of Modell’s.  The Bengals were surprised to find out that campaign spokesperson, Eagles All-Pro Quarterback, Mike Vick would be in attendance.  Mike had the opportunity to thank the players by signing a few autographs and taking pictures.

The six Modell’s locations that are participating in Operation Backpack are:

  • Cherry Hill Mall
  • Deptford Mall
  • Berlin Circle Plaza
  • Cinnaminson
  • Mt. Laurel
  • Cottman Ave (Philadelphia)