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Women's basketball team completes community service plan

4/26/2010 —

On Saturday, April 11, the Penn State Beaver Lady Lions basketball team culminated their 2009-10 community service plan by participating in the "Gateway to PA" trash sweep clean-up in Ohioville, along with members of the Independence Conservancy, Ohioville Borough, and PennDOT-Rochester. More than 35 volunteers worked together on the project. Ohioville Mayor Szatkiewicz estimated that several tons of items were hauled away from areas along State Route 68 and Tuscarawas and Calcutta-Smith Ferry roads.

Last fall the women participated in the Independence Conservancy’s Community Tire Collection Program in Brighton Township and also worked with the Pennsylvania Game Commission to clean up an illegal tire dumping site on state game land.

In February, the Lady Lions held a "Go Green" basketball game against Penn State DuBois in an effort to educate the campus and community about their environmental clean-up efforts. At the game, audience members received T-shirts imprinted with "Blue and White, Go Green" along with information about how to leave a smaller environmental footprint. In addition, the women also worked with the Beaver campus Office of Physical Plant to secure recycling receptacles for the gym lobby in order to promote efforts to increase recycling of plastic, paper and aluminum.

For more information about the project or the women’s basketball team, contact Head Coach Bert DeSalvo at apd12@psu.edu or 724-773-3878.

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