Big Good

Event Details

OneAnnapolisBigGoodLogoThe One Annapolis Big Good book bag giveaway is an opportunity for families with elementary school-aged children to get a new bookbag and school supplies right before the start of the school year.

For information on financial support and partner opportunities, please email:

The event will take place at:

Pip and Moyer Recreation Center
273 Hilltop Lane in Annapolis
Noon to 3 p.m. on August 28th, 2022

The event is free and open to the public. The giveaway is a partnership between the City of Annapolis and author/producer Rodney Barnes. The goal is to give away 500 backpacks.

In addition, participants can get free food and beverages, participate in (basketball, soccer, lacrosse and football) sports clinics. Kids will love the e-sports competition, drone racing, and double dutch contests as well as bike safety clinic, face-painting and browsing the community resource fair.

We look forward to seeing you!


While we have a generous benefactor, we are looking for supplemental support. The One Annapolis team seeks sponsors to contribute to the cost of hosting this event. Sponsors will receive recognition in printed and digital materials and an acknowledgment from Mayor Buckley and Mr. Barnes.

Sponsors may also sign up to coordinate collection of bookbags and supplies, a crowd-sourcing of materials to benefit young people in our community.

This event is integral in helping the youth of Annapolis be prepared for the school year ahead and we are excited that your organization is interested in supporting the effort.

Current Sponsors


Partner Organizations

As a partner organization, we are looking for your help in promoting the event to area youth and families. Partnering organizations may provide giveaway prizes (gift cards, other material support.) to attending families.

Other partnership opportunities might include:

  • Transportation to the event 
  • Supplies or expertise for sports clinics 
  • Other services or material support

Current Partner Organizations

Bike AAA Logo
Drug Free All Stars Logo
Bike AAA Logo

For information on financial support and partner opportunities, please email:


Contributions of bookbags and school supplies are greatly appreciated. 

Donate at drop boxes at the following locations: 

  • Lobby of the Pip Moyer Recreation Center (273 Hilltop Lane, Annapolis) 
  • Lobby of City Hall (160 Duke of Gloucester, Annapolis) 
  • Stanton Community Center (100 West Washington Street, Annapolis) Location


A strong volunteer group is essential for the success of this event and we look forward to working with you.

Volunteers are needed for:

  • Before the event: 
    • Sorting donated book bags and supplies 
    • Shopping for supplies 
  • During the event: 
    • Sports clinics (basketball, soccer, football and lacrosse) 
    • Distribution of book bags and supplies 
    • Handing out bagged lunches 
    • Face painting Bicycle safety training 
    • Double Dutch contest 
  • After the event:
    •  Clean up

If you are able to help, please email