YSU athletes join community cleanup

West Side cleanup

[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16×9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1374367278&height=360&page_count=5&pf_id=9626&show_title=1&va_id=4151549&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=360 div_id=videoplayer-1374367278 type=script]

Youngstown residents were out on the West Side Saturday morning to clean up a city street.

The West Side Citizens Coalition hosted volunteers to clean up Mahoning Avenue.

Over a dozen volunteers battled morning rain drops to pick up trash, pull weeds and sweep sidewalks.

Members of the Youngstown State University Athletic Department were also helping out. YSU Athletic Trainer Todd Burkey said the event is a great chance for athletes to get into the community that supports them.

“They need to become a part of the community because they are Youngstown now,” said Burkey. “Whether they are from Texas, Florida, Cali, wherever they are from, they are Youngstown now. For them to make that connection to the community just generates general pride in the city.”

After cleaning up, volunteers were given a light lunch at Strikers Bowling Alley on Mahoning Avenue.

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

blog comments powered by Disqus