LOUISVILLE, KY — The sound of thousands of beer bottles being bagged up was the soundtrack for hundreds of high school volunteers following the run for the roses, according to WDRB-TV.
The day that started out as beautiful, if hot, at the historic Churchill Downs racetrack, ended "with the drunk, disheveled and disoriented leaving behind a massive mess," the article stated.
According to the article, hundreds of high school student athletes volunteered to clean up the mess in an effort to raise money for uniforms.
Coaches deemed the event a "team building" exercise first, a fundraising event second, the article noted.
"I don''t have the words to describe it. It is an awful lot of stuff," said student Jesse Evans about the amount of trash left behind by the crowd of more than 160,000, the article added.
"It''s been pretty disgusting, and one of the girls found an iPhone. We''ll work together, pick up trash together and win together," said Kelsey Crady, a member of Atherton High School''s girls'' soccer team.
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