Unionville Sports Council sends army of 140 Student/Athletes for Red Clay Valley Clean-up

Red Clay Creek Clean-up

On Saturday, March 28th the Unionville Sports Council sent an army of over 140 Student/Athletes, Coaches, and parents to neighboring Kennett Township in order to help with the annual clean-up of the Red Clay Valley watershed. Loading up at 7:45 AM in the High School parking lot, and fueled by 240 donuts supplied by the Sheehan family Dunkin Donuts store, the kids arrived at 8:15 AM ready for work. The Red Clay Valley Association sponsors this Annual Event, and supplied the students with trash bags, gloves, and safety vests.

Dividing in groups of ten, and led by chaperones, the groups descended on the roads of the watershed, and cleaned it up. Chaperones on the trip included Athletic Director Joe Derickson, Football Coach Pat Clark, Lacrosse Coach John Rohde, and Soccer Coach Rich Garber. The recovered items included tires, hubcaps, and the routine collection of cans and bottles. The award for best “catch” of the day was the 4’ x 4’ sign gathered by parent Mark Robillard’s group. “We hope that the Kennett Township will be able to put this sign to good use in a future road project,” said Mr. Robillard.

Chris Close and Scott Brown of Exelon Generation were also on hand for the clean-up. Exelon Generation is a corporate sponsor of the Unionville Sports Council. As an involved community employer, the company is always looking for opportunities to reduce waste streams and increase recycling. “We are proud of the Unionville kids to have participated in this massive conservation effort that was located in the neighboring township,” says Chris Close Vice President, Finance of Exelon Generation of the 600 employee Kennett facility. “As an active community member, Exelon Generation is acutely aware of the need to care for our environment, and we are pleased that the students of the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District have also recognized this.”

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