News Release Clean Sweep Appreciation Night at Frontier Field to be Held June 23

City of Rochester

News Release

(Monday, May 8, 2017) -- The City of Rochester and Rochester Red Wings will host Clean Sweep Appreciation Night on Friday, June 23 at Frontier Field after Saturday’s game was rained out. More than 2,000 volunteers collected almost 22 tons of litter and debris during Saturday’s Clean Sweep operation.

“Our Clean Sweep volunteers came out on a rainy Saturday and did their part to make our city cleaner and greener,” said Mayor Lovely A. Warren. “This is a wonderful tribute to the pride our citizens have for their city. I also want to thank our partners at the Rochester Red Wings for making this day such a success. Clean Sweep is one of the many programs that improve the quality of life in Rochester, which helps us create more jobs, safer more vibrant neighborhoods and better educational opportunities in our city.”

Each Clean Sweep volunteer was given a ticket to Saturday’s Red Wings game, which was rained out. The tickets can be redeemed at any home game, but Clean Sweepers are encouraged to attend the June 23 game and wear their Clean Sweep t-shirts. A post-game fireworks show will be sponsored by Clean Sweep.

Stephanie Woodward, the Director of Advocacy for the Center for Disability Rights, was awarded the Silver Sweeper Award, which is given out each year to a volunteer who exemplifies the spirt of Clean Sweep. She will throw out the first pitch at the June 23 game.


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