Playing it Forward embarks on first cleanup for Adopt-A-Place program

Local nonprofit Playing it Forward Youth Sports Foundation selected the perfect spring day to do its first quarterly cleanup for the Firestone Adopt-A-Place program. With temperatures nearly 80 degrees on March 31, 2012, 19 volunteers with the nonprofit donned brightly colored vests and cleaned up the east side of Colorado Boulevard from Sable Avenue to Pine Cone Avenue.

The Playing it Forward Youth Sports Foundation (www.playingitforward.org/) was started in 2011 to provide children with necessary equipment and financial support to participate in organized youth sports.

The Adopt-A-Place program is designed for local organizations, businesses and individuals to come together to combat litter problems in the community to help keep Firestone a beautiful community to live, work and enjoy. The program requires that the group do at least one cleanup a quarter in the adopted place.

Started in 2005, the Adopt-A-Place Program began when the Town of Firestone and its residents recognized the need to clean up litter in the community. By participating in the Adopt-A-Place program, community groups, businesses and individuals help the Town of Firestone reallocate funds, time and manpower to other much-needed programs and projects, including park construction, upgrading and maintenance, trail improvement projects and more.

For more information on the Adopt-A-Place program, visit http://www.ci.firestone.co.us/Departments/communityEvents/communityEvents-adoptaplace.html.

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