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Sixers Strong Nation Volunteer to Improve PAL Sites

Sixers volunteers on freshly cleared bleachers at Lighthouse Field

Sixers volunteers on freshly cleared bleachers at Lighthouse Field

Nearly 100 employees from the Philadelphia 76ers came together on September 20th to beautify the Lighthouse PAL center and Lighthouse Field in the West Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. This event served as the Sixers’ kick off for their new Sixers Strong Community Outreach Program through which all employees will invest 76 hours of community service during the 2013-14 season.

Sixers volunteers working at Lighthouse PAL

Sixers volunteers working at Lighthouse PAL

Volunteers got their hands dirty removing weeds and painting the outside of Lighthouse PAL. They also cleared overgrowth from the fence, garden and baseball diamonds at Lighthouse Field. One field and backstop was completely covered, which volunteers brought back to life and made usable for children again. Additionally, they cleared debris from concrete bleachers initially built at Lighthouse Field for a Manchester United soccer match in 1911.

Some members from the Sixers Strong Nation, including Philadelphia legend World B. Free and CEO Scott O’Neil surprised classrooms of young fans at The Lighthouse to share inspirational messages about the spirit of volunteerism and having the strength to succeed.

PAL thanks the Philadelphia 76ers and The Lighthouse, Inc. for their tremendous efforts to improve the lives of children throughout Philadelphia.

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