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Cavs, PwC volunteers help plant trees in Akron

5/1/2014 - West Side Leader
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By Stephanie Kist

DOWNTOWN AKRON — In celebration of Arbor Day, volunteers from the Cleveland Cavaliers, Canton Charge and the Cleveland office of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) US, along with students, faculty and staff from Leggett and Jennings community learning centers (CLCs) gathered to plant 160 pear, redbud and dogwood trees at the CLCs.

Shown above, from left, Cavaliers legend Larry Nance plants a tree with Araceli Sarfan and Korn Norn, both 10, a PwC volunteer and Pakoa Seik Chan, 11.

Thomas Ellis, 10, is shown below working with Cavaliers guard Carrick Felix.

Alicia Morgan, 9, and Gabrielle Guthrie, 10, get muddy planting trees along Allyn Street, shown at right.

This event was part of the “Trees for Threes” program, in which the Cavs and PwC have pledged to plant one tree for every Cavs three-pointer made during their 2013-14 regular season home games. This spring, Cavs and PwC volunteers will plant a total of 291 new trees, donated by Pettiti Garden Centers.

— By Stephanie Kist

Photos: Dale Dong

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