Fred VanVleet handing out backpacks with school supplies on Friday


ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) — Rockford’s NBA champion Fred VanVleet will hand out more than 300 backpacks filled with school supplies Friday afternoon.

VanVleet will give out backpacks at the Northwest Community Center, located at 1325 N Johnston Ave, from 2-4 p.m.

A spokesperson says there will also be a water slide, dunk tank, and other water-related activities outside of the community center.

Friday marks VanVleet’s second annual backpack giveaway. Illinois Bank & Trust and Anderson Auto Group has partnered up with VanVleet for the event.

VanVleet won his first NBA championship with the Toronto Raptors on June 13, 2019.