Sure, Mailei Castellanos was curious about what was inside her new backpack.
But the 7-year-old second-grader from Mare Island Health and Fitness Academy could wait.
“I want to look at it when I get home,” said Mailei, one of 3,000 Vallejo students who received backpacks this week from CC Sabathia’s PitCCh In Foundation.
Most were delivered Monday – the day school started – to the Vallejo City Unified School District’s first- and second-graders. But the last were given out Tuesday at the Mare Island school, with Sabathia’s mother Margie Sabathia Lanier personally handing them out.