To get the school year started off on the right foot, kids and parents (and grandparents, and aunts and uncles, and cousins too!) gathered at Fortress for a Back 2 School Bash on August 22nd. More than 140 people came out for food, games and awesome prizes to help get kids ready to go back to the classroom. Kids engaged in a variety of games to win school supplies, like composition notebooks, binders, mechanical pencils and extra large erasers. Two very lucky raffle winners even got to take home new backpacks stocked full of school supplies! While the kids played, parents and family members enjoyed hamburgers, hot dogs and watching the kids run around having fun. The hula-hoop competition was particularly entertaining and attracted more than a few spectators! In the late summer heat, the water balloon toss was also quite popular. With help from Junior League of Fort Worth volunteers, Fortress gave out approximately $300 in school supplies and served nearly 200 hamburgers and hot dogs to the attendees, which included over 75 people from the community in addition to the families already enrolled with Fortress. Judging from the enthusiasm at the Back 2 School Bash, we think it’s going to be a great school year!