Back to School Drive a success
Thank you Royals fans for donating during the fifth annual Back to School Drive last Thursday and Friday! The school supplies will benefit the Primitivo Garcia Elementary School in Kansas City, Mo. The K-7 neighborhood school is located in the heart of downtown. Primitivo Garcia opened its doors in 1993 as a magnet school with an emphasis in world language. It is now a comprehensive school that aims to develop life-long learners with a capacity for leadership and service, a quality demonstrated by the school’s namesake – Primitivo Garcia – who was shot and killed while trying to protect his teacher from violence in 1967.
Stacy Meche (second from left) and her husband Gil were the co-chairs of this year’s drive. Pictured with Stacy from the left are Genevieve Bale, wife of John Bale; Betty Kaegel, Director of Community Outreach; and Monica Crespo, fiancée of Roman Colon.