Big Rapids, Mich. - Members of the Ferris State University women's soccer team helped clean up 40 cubic yards of trash on Saturday, April 21, as part of the Earth Day effort.
The FSU soccer squad teamed up with members of the Big Rapids high school soccer team to pick up litter around the high school and the Manistee National Forest.
"It was important for us to give back to the community that supports us through the season." said junior forward Hillary Procunier. "It was a great feeling when we were done. When people visit these areas they will be able to enjoy them."
New Horizons Landscaping provided the teams with pickup trucks, gloves and bags to put the trash in. The women spent four and a half hours cleaning up the areas and filled up an impressive three trucks with trash.
"The clean-up for Earth Day was just one of the many ways that we have tried to give back to the community" said head coach Matt Kellogg.
FSU student-athletes and teams, in partnership with General Mills Community Action and Yoplait, often take part in community service-related projects in an effort to "give back" to the local community.
Bulldog athletes and coaches spend numerous hours in local schools and contribute to a wide array of organizations in the local area and surrounding communities. At General Mills Community Action, they work to Nourish Lives in our communities with breakthrough ideas, and championship people. That means having an impact that enriches the lives of children and families and enhances the health and vitality of neighborhoods and cities across the U.S.
Visit this link for photos from the Earth Day Cleanup