DETROIT (WXYZ) — Detroit native, musician and former NFL player Joe Barksdale is giving back to his hometown with his annual back-to-school backpack and school supplies giveaway.
The fifth annual giveaway will take place Monday, Aug. 23 at the Marygove Madame Cadillac Hall, 8425 W. McNichols in Detroit.
This year, 1,500 backpacks filled with supplies will be given away to area kids. Additionally, there will be free haircuts, mini manicures, live music performances and a mental health panel.
This year's sponsors include:
Top-Tier Event Group
Mike's Fresh Market
Premier Pet Supply
Detroit City Lions Youth Club
The event is from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.