Local Boys and Girls Club receives generous backpack donation

More than 50 members of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Lake-Sumter county received backpacks and lunches on Wednesday afternoon after a collaborative effort between local professionals and MVP Sports Clubs of The Villages.

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Boys and Girls Club students lined up to grab backpacks filled with school supplies

Supplies for the drive were collected over the month of July at MVP Sports Clubs and through a local Business Networking International group.

Students were treated to free lunch and a backpack of their choice, equipped with supplies to last the school year.

Clubs in The Villages have previously taken part in similar drives. 

More than 50,000 students will return to school in the coming weeks in both Lake and Sumter counties.