Driscoll Health Plan joins community partners to sponsor free Back to School Fair in Laredo

LAREDO – Just in time for the coming school year, Driscoll Health Plan (DHP) is sponsoring a free Back to School Fair for the general public from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 at Uni-Trade Stadium. Numerous organizations have joined to offer services, information and products to parents and children at the event. They include:

  • DHP – 450 backpacks
  • Webb County Sheriff’s Office – Information on crime prevention, fingerprinting for child identification, temperature display
  • Texas Department of Transportation – Traffic safety materials, information on child car-seat safety
  • Serving Children & Adolescents in Need (SCAN) – Information on services provided by SCAN, pens and pencils
  • Baptist Child and Family Services/Healthy Start Laredo – Information packets on prenatal care
  • Gateway Community Health Center, Inc. – Body mass index calculations, education on diabetes, hypertension, nutrition and physical activities
  • H-E-B – H-E-Buddy appearance, fruits
  • Texas A&M University Colonias Program – Information, coloring books
  • United Independent School District (UISD) nurses – Information on immunization requirements for UISD
  • Webb County Head Start – Head Start recruitment information
  • MCNA Dental – Dental information, dental kits, drawstrings
  • Dr. Hector Lopez, DDS – Dental information, crayons, glue, etc.
  • Literacy Volunteers of Laredo – Information, books
  • Laredo Independent School District (LISD) nurses – Information on immunization requirements for LISD children
  • Area Health Education Center – Information for parents who want their children to volunteer, pens and pads
  • South Texas Food Bank – Kids café, information on nutrition and obesity, activities on bullying
  • Casa de Misericordia – Information on domestic violence, bullying and prevention
  • Kool Smiles – Information on oral hygiene
  • Imaginarium of South Texas – Information, children’s activities
  • Kaplan College – 200 glucose screenings and blood pressure checks

The Laredo Lemurs mascot will also be on hand to mingle with families. For more information about DHP, go to www.driscollhealthplan.com or call 855-425-3247.

What: Driscoll Health Plan Back to School Fair
When: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3
Where: Uni-Trade Stadium, 6320 Sinatra Pkwy.