Phillies Press Release
Fans invited to eCycle, get free trees at Phillies Red Goes Green Weekend Events
Citizens Bank Park to feature Earth Day festivities for fans, April 21-22
In celebration of Earth Day, the Phillies and its partners are inviting fans to take part in a weekend of Red Goes Green events at Citizens Bank Park. Highlights include the 2nd annual “Phillies eCycle Event” on Saturday, April 21, where participants will have the chance to recycle their used electronics for free, and a “Phillies Free Tree Day” on Sunday, April 22, where pre-registered fans on www.phillies.com/redgoesgreen will be given a free tree.
Fans are urged to arrive early for both events.
Phillies eCycle Event, Saturday, April 21, in partnership with Waste Management
On Saturday, April 21, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (or when shipping trailers are filled), fans are invited to bring their used electronics to Lot S, off Pattison Avenue, at Citizens Bank Park and have them recycled free of charge.
· Items that may be recycled include all televisions, computer CPUs, monitors, and peripherals; VCRs, copiers, stereo equipment and radios, calculators, cell phones, scanners, fax machines, telephones and most other items that plug in or are powered by batteries. These items will be accepted from households and businesses with fewer than 50 employees. Larger businesses should contact Waste Management for additional electronics recycling information. Note: Large household appliances and appliances that use refrigerants, including refrigerators, air conditioners, freezers and dehumidifiers, will not be accepted.
· The first 200 participants will receive an autographed photo card from Phillies right fielder Hunter Pence. Phillies Ballgirls, Phil the Can and the Phanatic will also make a special appearance. Participants will receive a 10% discount to the Majestic Clubhouse Store that day. Turkey Hill will provide frozen treats and refreshments to all attendees. In addition, WOGL 98.1 will be onsite playing music.
· Representatives from the Department of Environmental Protection, Natural Lands Trust, Philadelphia Streets Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will also be on site to provide information to residents.
For questions about items that can be recycled, please contact John Hambrose, Community Relations Coordinator, Waste Management at 570-562-1600 ext. 244 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phillies Free Tree Day, Sunday, April 22, in partnership with Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
Along with PHS and their effort to Plant One Million, the Phillies are proud to offer a limited number of complimentary trees to fans.
Those interested must register online in advance at www.phillies.com/redgoesgreen. After registration, a PHS arborist will be in touch to help fans pick out the right tree species for their respective site.
Tree distribution will take place on Sunday, April 22 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park.
WOGL 98.1 will again be a partner in this Phillies Red Goes Green Weekend event.
Plant One Million is an ambitious multi-state tree-planting campaign, encompassing 13 counties in southeastern Pennsylvania and parts of New Jersey and Delaware.