7/22/17 – There is an upcoming event aimed at helping local parents in need of school supplies for their kids. The Verizon Wireless-Zone of Beaver Dam which is owned by Good Karma Brands, parent company of WBEV WXRO, will be hosting a backpack giveaway tomorrow afternoon. Station General Manager Ryan Gabel says the giveaway says they will be handing out backpacks tomorrow from 1pm to 4pm. He says it will be first come first serve as there are only 80 backpacks to give away. Pretty much everything on a kid’s back to school list will be in the bag. Gabel says the event is a way to show appreciation to the community for supporting the Verizon stores. He says between the two stores owned by Good Karma Brands, in Beaver Dam and West Bend, they were in the top 25 busiest stores in the country. The store is located at 1659 North Spring Street. The giveaway will take place outside in the parking lot and Gabel says there will be other kid friendly activities available. In case of rain, it will be moved inside.