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Back-2-School Bash 2022

Elizabethton Back-2-School Bash 2023

On Monday, July 31, 2023, we will host our annual Elizabethton Back-2-School Bash at Elizabethton High School. This event aims to provide needed school supplies and access to community resources to local students and families. We want our students to be prepared for the upcoming school year and support community involvement throughout our schools. Over the years we have provided thousands of students with school supplies, free meals, and access to local organizations through community support.  With your help, we can again work together to meet this need in our community.

In order to provide needed support to our community's children, it will take $25 per child. Our goal is to reach the sponsorship of 1000 children. Our goal is to partner with as many Elizabethton organizations as possible to meet this need. We also want our community to know that you love and support local students, so we have outlined recognition opportunities below based on sponsorship levels.

All GOLD sponsorships should be turned in the ECS by May 26, 2023 to have your logo placed on the giveaway bag.


Gold Sponsor

(40+ children / $1,000+)

Silver Sponsor (20+ children / $500+)

Bronze Sponsor (<10 children / <$250)

Recognition on:

  • Promotional Materials at event
  • ECS Website
  • ECS Social Media
  • News Releases
  • Banner at Event Entrance
  • Logo printed on tote bags given to every student and family

Recognition on:

  • Promotional Materials at event
  • ECS Website
  • ECS Social Media
  • News Releases

Recognition on:

  • Promotional Materials at event
  • ECS Website
  • ECS Social Media


In addition to school supplies, students will receive important information about the coming school year. All students will have access to health, education, and extracurricular resources. The Back-2- School Bash will include inflatables, haircuts, obstacle courses, dinner, and a resource fair. The entire event and activities are free and will take place from 6 pm -8 pm. 

ECS will take donations throughout the year.

You can make your donation online below link or you can send a check to:

ECS Central Office

Attention: Back 2 School Bash Donation

804 S. Watauga Ave.

Elizabethton, TN 37643

For more information, Contact Nicole Moore at (423)547- 8000 ext. 8210

Click to Donate Online Now

With questions about sponsorship, please call 423-547-8000 ext. 8210

This event is organized by Elizabethton City Schools, East River Park Christian Church, Elizabethton Police Department, Carter County Health Department, and Elizabethton Parks and Rec.



Thank you to all community partners and ECS staff for making the 2022 Back 2 School Bash a big success. We appreciate all the support.

Please click here to view photos on ECS FB Page

Thank you for supporting the children in our community.

2022 Gold Sponsors





2022 Silver Sponsors

Citizens Bank

2022 Bronze Sponsors

Rena Wheeler                                            

Jill Hart

Wanda Morrell

Championship Chevrolet

Carter County Farm Bureau

Elizabethton Coffee Company

Tom Taylor Sports Show

Cato- Elizabethton

Wesley & Allison Johnson

Bill Kyte

Jarrod Ellis

William Fryer


Food City

Teresa Smith

Michael & Flenor Korusckah

Casey McKeenhan

Rena E Wheeler or Ronald Revitzer



Resource Fair / Vendor Application

The Back-2- School Bash will take place on July 31, 2023 in the EHS gym from 6 pm - 8 pm. We invite community organizations to provide health and educational resources. Each student will receive a bag and pick up school supplies at various booths. Students will have access to health, education, and extracurricular resources. There will also be dinner, inflatables, haircuts, an obstacle course, and a resource fair provided by local community agencies. The entire event and all activities are free.

Click here for  Vendor Application


2022 Resource Fair Organizations


  • Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network
  • Frontier Health
  • Mental Health Association of East Tennessee
  • Chick-fil-A Elizabethton
  • Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network
  • Self
  • Planet Fitness
  • Ballad Health
  • Northeast Community Credit Union
  • Appalachian Mountain Project Access
  • Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians
  • East Tennessee Ballet Academy
  • Carter County Drug Prevention
  • PEAK Mentors
  • Cato Corporation
  • SOCAT "System of Care Across TN"
  • TRACES Foster Care and Adoption
  • ETSU
  • Healing Hands Health Center
  • Boys & Girls Club of Elizabethton
  • Amerigroup
  • ECS National Defense Cadet Corps
  • Carter County Health Department
  • Crown Cutz Academy
  • the common people barber
  • East Tennessee Ballet Academy
  • Imagination Library
  • UT Extension Carter County
  • EHS Alumni Association
  • Peak Mentorship Program



ERPCC volunteers


We depend on volunteers to oversee inflatables, serve food, provide directions and help set up. Many ECS staff members volunteer, but we still need folks to help with some stations. Call 423-547-8000 to learn how you can volunteer at the event.




Previous Back to School Bash Events 2019:

The 5th annual ECS Back-2-School Bash will feature 1,000 free backpacks full of school supplies, as well as inflatables, obstacle courses, lunch, giveawa

Police Chief Jason Shaw leads kids through the EPD Obstacle Course
y items, health and education resources and back to school information direct from principals and teachers. The event will be held at the Citizens Bank Stadium at Elizabethton High School or inside EHS if it rains. This free event is open to families in Elizabethton, Carter County, and the surrounding area.

The event is planned in partnership with Elizabethton City Schools, Carter County Health Department, and the Elizabethton Police Department. Each year, community support makes this possible with thousands in donations, thousands in attendance, and dozens of partners attending to share resources. This is a family-friendly event, but we ask that you leave your four-legged friends at home, unless they are certified service animals. You do not need to preregister for this event, and we typically have plenty of backpacks and supplies for all attendees. Thank you



Campaigning and at the event

Citizens who are running for public office may get involved with the event by sponsoring backpacks (and receiving recognition mentioned above) or by volunteering at the event and wearing their campaign T-shirt or hat. They may meet with people who are waiting in line outside the event gate, where they are welcome to hand out branded campaign items. They are NOT permitted to promote their political campaign inside the event, to have a table inside the event, or to give out branded items inside the event.