Starting Wednesday, the Albuquerque Isotopes are making sure students don’t go back to school without any supplies, but they’re going to need a little help from the fans to do so.
Fans coming to this week’s home stand against Round Rock and New Orleans can drop off school supplies in boxes at the gates.
Isotopes officials say it’s a partnership they were happy to get behind.
“When we can help families that maybe need it and the community the Isotopes are more than happy to reach out and do that,” said Kevin Collins with the Albuquerque Isotopes.
This is the first time the Minor League Baseball team is partnering with Summit Electric Supply and the APS Community Clothing Bank to collect school supplies for students in need.
The children who will receive the supplies are picked based on their need by the individual schools.
School personnel will then pick up the supplies from the APS Community Clothing Bank and distribute them to those students and classrooms in need during the first days of the school year.
The APS Community Clothing Bank, which operates the School Supply Barn, relies entirely on donations from the community and serves thousands of students each year.
“When we do these kinds of things, when we give school supplies, when we give underwear and socks to the Clothing Bank, we are really wrapping these students in the love of our community,” said Elizabeth Calhoon, APS Manager of Volunteer Programs and Special Projects.
If you’re unable to make it out to any of the games until Sunday, you can also drop off supplies at the Administration Office or at Summit Electric Supply.