NFL PROJECT GREEN: Passing of the Golden Shovel was a Success

Assisting the City of Phoenix, Parks and Recreation department with planting 57 trees.

Each year, a symbolic Super Bowl “Golden Shovel” is passed from one Super Bowl host community to the next. The National Football League, Arizona Super Bowl LVII Host Committee, Arizona Cardinals, Keep Phoenix Beautiful, Phoenix Parks and Recreation, and NFL partner Verizon will join forces for this iconic moment, which is the kickoff for numerous Super Bowl LVII community greening projects in Arizona.

Dozens of volunteers will join in the effort to plant 57 trees at Sunridge Park in honor of Super Bowl LVII. The project is a gift from the Los Angeles Super Bowl LVI Host Committee, NFL Green and Verizon. The trees will provide shade, beauty and cooling at the park for neighbors and for the students who walk through the park on their way to and from school. Low water usage desert trees will be planted.

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About NFL Green

The National Football League has incorporated environmental projects into the management of tentpole events for nearly 30 years. NFL Green is the NFL’s sustainability program which aims to reduce the environmental impact of events and leave a positive “green” legacy in host communities. These efforts include food recovery and distribution, recycling and solid waste management, recovery and donation of event and building materials, community greening and reforestation projects, the use of “green energy” to power events and Super Kids-Super Sharing, a community initiative to help support local youth.

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