CARMEL VALLEY — March was spring-cleaning time at Torrey Pines High School, with the help of the TPHS lacrosse teams.
The young athletes put down their lax sticks and picked up rakes, shovels and brooms to beautify Falcon Stadium. Scholar-athletes from both the boys and the girls lacrosse programs, as well as parents, worked enthusiastically for three hours pulling weeds, removing 30 bags of trash, clearing drains and sweeping the stands.
With budget cuts to schools, more manpower was needed to keep up the grounds and facilities besides nominal trash removal, so the students stepped up to fill in some gaps.
The Brown Family generously provided pizza for the more than 60 people participants after the work was done. This was the first community service project coordinated by new Boys Lacrosse Head Coach Jono Zissi and TPHS parent volunteer Kellie Doyle. Continuing opportunities for TPHS lacrosse players to give back to others currently include a Red Cross donation drive for Japan, and other events are in the works.
For more information on activities or volunteer opportunities at Torrey Pines High School, contact the foundation Office at (858) 793-3551 or e-mail [email protected]