Aug 3, 2021

Hoops and Trash


The A-Town Throw Down is a major basketball tournament at Cedar Beach, and a feather in Allentown's cap.  Step child of the former SportsFest, it brings together over 70 boys' and girls' teams in top quality competition. Although Throw Down doesn't refer to trash, unfortunately litter was everywhere Sunday morning. While the park department can be faulted for the overflowing trash by the apparently not enough containers, that doesn't explain the trash under the benches and bleachers, and on the parking lot and grass area used for extra parking. It doesn't explain the litter elsewhere in the park.

In addition to the athletic competition, the tournament is a learning event. Hopefully a few words about littering can be added to the curriculum next year.

2 comments:

  1. I can say that the teams are required to pick up their garbage after each game. Parents need to follow that good example.

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  2. Who leaves their trash on the ground? Clearly there is a complete lack of education and awareness that leaving litter is not only slovenly but harms the environment. With so much environmental awareness about plastic straws and electric cars we can think to keep our own litter off the ground where unless picked up by others will surely end up in a stream, river, and finally the ocean.

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