Back-2-School Bash 2022

Last Updated: 8/23/2022 7:25 PM


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

ECS will take donations throughout the year.

You can make your donation online below at the middle of the page  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

Thank you for supporting the children in our community


Event Sponsorsbackpacks

Each year, community sponsors make this event possible by donating more than $20,000 for the purchase of backpacks full of school supplies and inflatable rental, on top of donations of lunch and giveaway items for attendees. We order backpacks filled with school supplies from a school supplier, and they average about $20 each. Please consider giving local students the gift of confidence on the first day of school by sponsoring backpacks. Sponsors are recognized based on the donation amount, as outlined below.

  • Gold sponsors (50 children / $1000) receive recognition on a billboard, banner at event gate (provide your own 4' X 8' or smaller banner), news releases, promotional materials at the event, ECS website & social media.
  • Silver sponsors (32 children / $640) receive recognition on news releases, promotional materials at the event, ECS website & social media. 
  • Bronze sponsors (16 children / $320) receive recognition on promotional materials at event, ECS website & social media.

Donations in any amount are welcome.

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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 United Way of Elizabethton/Carter County.

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 FairTCAT

We invite community organizations that provide health and educational resources to set up a table at the Back-2-School Bash. The purpose is to educate families about resources and activities, and there is no cost to participate.

Your application MUST BE APPROVED by the event planning committee, and you will be notified when it has been approved. Due to limited space in the stadium, table spaces are limited to organizations providing services that sustain families throughout the school year (health, education, community service, and advocacy organizations, etc.) as well as businesses bringing school supplies to give away.

The event begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 12 p.m., and you must be completely set up by 9 a.m. You must bring your own table, tent, and chairs, as these WILL NOT be provided. You may arrive as early as 7 a.m. to set up, and you will have a designated place to set up, so please check-in upon arrival. You MAY NOT bring food or drinks to distribute without prior approval.

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


VolunteersERPCC 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, giveawaPolice Chief Jason Shaw leads kids through the EPD Obstacle Coursey 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.