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For those who don’t know- I work on a college campus and new students moved onto campus over the weekend. Which means three things for me:

  1. Parking went from a plethora of available spots to a blood sport over over the weekend.
  2. My call volume just went way up…so I may be kind of slammed this week workwise. I am prepared though so hopefully I can stay on top of it.
  3. The kids are back…it makes life here much more exciting and usually much more enjoyable.

However it is not just the college kids (egads…did I just call college age students KIDS? I MUST be getting old). Kids of all ages EVERYWHERE are either back to school already or are soon to be back in session.

Some kids in Mirmar, Florida really got to start the year off in a fun and festive way today.  The students of Mirmar Elementary School were welcomed back to school by members of the Miami Heat basketball team!  HEAT players Pat Beverley, Kenny Hasbrouck, and Dexter Pittman helped distribute 900 backpacks filled with school supplies to children entering the school, courtesy of Office Depot.  The HEAT players also addressed the entire student body during morning announcements. The kids were also entertained by the The HEAT Dancers, Xtreme Team, and HEAT mascot Burnie.

And what’s even better? That Tony Stewart’s Back-To-School paint scheme Office Depot  show car was in attendance as well.

Miami HEAT guard Kenny Hasbrouck fires up the No. 14 Office Depot NASCAR race car during a Back to School event in Miramar, Florida. During the event, Miami HEAT players Patrick Beverley, Kenny Hasbrouck, and Dexter Pittman partnered with Office Depot to distribute 900 backpacks filled with school supplies to children during the first day of school in South Florida. (photo courtesy of Edelman)

That sounds like fun! This kind of thing never happened on the first day of school when I was a kid!