The ninth annual Summit for Kids Expo will be Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the John S. Knight Center in Akron. The event offers free backpacks filled with basic school supplies, while supplies last, as well as free back-to-school physicals by the Cleveland Clinic Akron General, and free wellness checks provided by Buckeye Health Plan. 

A variety of other free medical screenings provided by Akron Children’s Hospital will include free sports physicals, preschool and kindergarten readiness screenings, asthma screenings, child blood pressure checks and vision screenings. 

Free dental care will also be provided by RonaldMcDonald Care Mobile and free children’s photo IDs will be provided by GASP.

Marvel’s Black Panther and Spider-Man, Daniel Tiger and Katerina Kitty Cat from PBS and Minion lookalikes will also be present. There will be other activities, entertainment on the main stage and more. See www.summitforkids.com for more information.