Assistance League of Phoenix partners with D-backs for Brophy Prep’s Loyola Academy scholars

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The Assistance League of Phoenix ​has partnered with the Arizona Diamondbacks to provide ​Loyola Academy scholars at ​Brophy College Prep with brand new clothing, shoes, backpacks, books and hygiene packs to assist them in starting the school year with fresh supplies.

During the first week of August​, ​the Diamondbacks bus pulled up to Brophy College Preparatory, the home of the Loyola Academy, a sixth-eighth grade school on the Brophy campus for underserved students​, to ​equip​ the students ​with back to school clothing and supplies, according to a press release.

“The Loyola Academy is in its fifth year and for every year since its inception, the Assistance League and the Arizona Diamondbacks​, supported by the BHHS Legacy Foundation,​have been an incredible support to our Loyola Academy ​scholars,” stated Father Ed Reese the president of Brophy, in the release. “The average income of our Loyola Academy families of five is about $22,000 so these donations of clothing and other back to school items are a blessing from heaven for them.  We are so grateful—-this support and the valley community support for the scholars has been overwhelming.”

Each stud​e​nt was measured for specific size and received four polos, two pair of pants, a hoodie, six pairs of socks and underwear, shoes and a belt, according to the release​. Totebags, backpacks and a book were also provided​, according to the release.

Volunteers from the Assistance League were on board for all the fittings, the release stated.

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