NBA Green Week

Pacers to Volunteer at Indy Urban Acres Farm During NBA Green Week Staff

April 3, 2014

In celebration of the NBA’s “Green Week,” Indiana Pacers players CJ Watson, Donald Sloan and Luis Scola along with members of the Pacemates and Pacers mascot Boomer will join with volunteers from Republic Services, Levy Restaurants and Pacers Sports & Entertainment to work at the Indy Urban Acres Farm, an eight-acre organic farm that provides fruits and vegetables to local food pantries, including Gleaners and Old Bethel.

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Among the projects the Pacers and the volunteers will participate in at the farm are: the final harvest of the winter greens; replanting pots; shoveling compost; filling raised beds; transplanting lettuce; setting up a small hops yard and building a chicken run.

The NBA celebrates April 3-10 as NBA “Green Week” and the Pacers have worked hard to become a “Green” team, working with countless community partners to help encourage citizens of Central Indiana to be aware of on-going efforts to help the environment. In fact, on display in the entry pavilion of Bankers Life Fieldhouse is an energy-efficient 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid.

The Pacers will recognize “Green Week” at the Sunday, April 6 game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse against Atlanta with a Parachute Drop for fans that includes Pacers screen cleaners; flower seeds and a Pacers bracelet made of recycled silicone.

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