BRONX TIMES REPORTER, S 40 EPTEMBER 6-12, 2019 BTR
Union Members Host Back to School Drive
On Tuesday, August 27, union members from District Council 9, IUPAT and Laborers’ Local
79 distributed approximately 150 book bags fi lled with school supplies at their Back to
School Drive at the Mary Mitchell Family & Youth Community Center.
(left) The union members welcomed everyone to the academic celebration.
(left insert) Local youth enjoyed receiving new school supplies and snacks at the event
(above) District Council 9 and
Bronx Brigade members were
on site to distribute school supplies..
(left) (l-r) District Council 9
Davon Lomax, political director;
Joseph Azzopardi, business
and Crystal Garcia, Community
Affairs director gave out brand
new backpacks during the
Chess Club Hosts Chess,
Young Kings & Queens Chess Club and BTW presented a
two-day chess and basketball event on Saturday, August
24 and Sunday, August 25. Over 300 people attended
Saturday’s semi-fi nals and over 400 people attended the
championship game on Sunday including Senator Jamaal
Bailey and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie. Over 95 men
and women, ages 4 to 72-years-old, participated in the
chess tournament. (left) Romeo Davis (front, l), YK&QCC
founder; Senator Bailey (back, 2nd from l) and Assembly
Speaker Heastie (front, 2nd from r) with BTW’s team. (far
left bottom) Local youth enjoyed playing chess against
each other.(left bototom) The teams were eager to play.
(below) Local youth helped their friends as they played
chess in the park. Photo courtesy of Romeo Davis