Columbus Litter League Is Back to Strike Out Litter in City Neighborhoods
Opening Day for season two of Columbus Litter League is June 1, and volunteers can join the lineup to help strike out litter in neighborhoods throughout the city. Individuals, community groups, nonprofit organizations and businesses can form teams of up to 20 players for division competition in the baseball-themed litter
Opening Day for season two of Columbus Litter League is June 1, and volunteers can join the lineup to help strike out litter in neighborhoods throughout the city.
Individuals, community groups, nonprofit organizations and businesses can form teams of up to 20 players for division competition in the baseball-themed litter abatement effort managed by the City of Columbus Keep Columbus Beautiful program.
Litter League season runs from June 1 through August 31, and teams will score one run for each full bag of litter collected during cleanups.
Mayor Andrew J. Ginther has a friendly wager with Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz on which city’s Litter League program will collect more tons of debris this season.
“Litter is a serious quality of life issue affecting the safety and health of residents and the environment,” said Mayor Ginther. “With teamwork, our community can solve this harmful problem. Thank you to all Litter League players and supporters working to defeat litter in our community. We will score a victory against litter in Columbus, and a win versus Toledo Litter League, too!”
Huntington is the presenting sponsor of Columbus Litter League and is working with the Columbus Clippers, also a sponsor, to support the competition and hold special Litter League team nights at Clippers’ games this summer.
“Grounded in our corporate values that drive our everyday actions, we are committed to creating an environmentally sustainable future through focused environmental management efforts and continued colleague engagement,” said Sue Zazon, President of Huntington’s Central Ohio Region.
“The Litter League allows our community the opportunity to have a fun time with a serious issue. First impressions are made on how clean a city is; and this initiative allows us to form teams to challenge each other and make our city even better than what it is,” said Ken Schnacke, Clippers President & GM.
Division teams that collect the most litter by the season’s end will play in a Wiffle Ball tournament at Huntington Park.
Sign up for Litter League and see league rules here. Visit KeepColumbusBeautiful.org after the season starts for information on division team standings and Litter League events at Clippers games.
Keep Columbus Beautiful is a City of Columbus community improvement program and a national affiliate of Keep America Beautiful. Keep Columbus Beautiful focuses on public education and volunteer service related to quality-of-life environmental issues including litter, recycling and beautification.