Media Advisory: School is Cool Stuffs Backpacks and Distributes School Supplies

For the 18th consecutive year, Colorado State University volunteers will stuff backpacks with school supplies for Poudre School District students. This year, the School is Cool program will distribute 2,500 backpacks to students in need.

WHEN: Backpacks will be stuffed with school supplies 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4 and Wednesday, Aug. 5. Backpacks will be distributed to Poudre School District schools 7:30 a.m.–4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6.

WHERE: Stock Judging Pavilion on the Colorado State University campus. The Pavilion is located just south of the Animal Sciences Building and directly east of the Microbiology Building.

DETAILS: An estimated 2,500 backpacks will be filled with pens, paper, folders and more for distribution to Poudre School District. The filled backpacks will be delivered to Poudre principals and counselors at elementary, middle and high schools who determine the recipients. Since 1991, School is Cool has provided supplies to more than 18,700 local students.

CONTACTS: For more details about School is Cool, visit or contact Kathy Phifer at 491-6561 or or Jim Beers at 491-6401 or