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Back-to-School Summer Slam event happening Saturday

The event is happening on Saturday, July 24 from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. at the Greenville Town Common.
Published: Jul. 22, 2021 at 8:22 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 22, 2021 at 8:29 AM EDT
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - The school year is quickly approaching and two local churches are teaming up to host a back-to-school event.

St. James United Methodist Church and Koinonia Christian Church are partnering to host the Back-to-School Summer Slam on Saturday, July 24 from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. at the Greenville Town Common.

The event is meant to support educators and students, build relationships among members of the churches, and address ongoing racism and racial tension in the community by cultivating and modeling genuine cross-racial friendship, understanding, and solidarity.

Backpacks and supplies will be given to the first 200 students, $10 gift cards to the first 100 educators, and $5,000 each to elementary, middle, and high schools who have the most per capita attendees, meaning attendance as a percentage ratio of the school population.

The event is free and there will be free food, games, bounce houses, and music.

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