Cavs and PwC Cleveland Plant 160 Trees in Akron this Arbor Day

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Carrick Felix

First Annual “Trees for Threes” Program
Scores 291 New Trees for Northeast Ohio

In celebration of Arbor Day, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Cleveland office of PwC US spent their morning making the Northeast Ohio community a greener place! Mayor of Akron Donald L. Plusquellic joined Cavaliers guard Carrick Felix, Cavs Legend Larry Nance, Canton Charge assistant coach Jordi Fernandez and Charge mascot Pozzi to plant the first 160 trees at Akron’s Leggett Community Learning Center and neighboring Jennings Community Learning Center.

Dozens gathered together to help plant pear, redbud and dogwood trees around the schools, including volunteers from the Cavaliers, Canton Charge and PwC, as well as students, faculty and staff from Leggett and Jennings Community Learning Centers.

This event was part of the "Trees for Threes” program, in which the Cavs and PwC have pledged to plant one tree for every Cavs three-pointer made during their 2013-14 regular season home games. This spring, Cavs and PwC volunteers will branch out into the community to plant a total of 291 new trees, donated by Pettiti Garden Centers, to beautify the landscape throughout Northeast Ohio!

“The Cavaliers are proud to join PwC and launch such an impactful initiative,” said Cavaliers President of Business Operations Kerry Bubolz. “Not only are we making a positive difference in our environment through ‘Trees for Threes’, but we’re teaching students the importance of getting out into the community to beautify the places where they live, learn and play.”

“I am grateful to PWC, the Cleveland Cavaliers, and Pettiti Garden Center for their generous contribution to the City of Akron,” said Mayor Plusquellic. “These trees are not only gorgeous, but will also contribute to the tree canopy density, which will support the City’s CSO program and any Integrated Plan. Also, the trees planted at Boss Park will provide buffering from a construction yard, as well as screen adjacent residential from park activities. This is just great news to be able to announce on Arbor Day for our City.”

Carrick Felix

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