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Cleaning up after a pack of wolverines

October 29, 2012

ANN ARBOR, MI — It takes more than a few helping hands to clean up the "Big House" after University of Michigan football games, according to
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It takes a crew of volunteers in the 300 range from Father Gabriel Richard High School around two hours to clean the massive stadium after one of the University of Michigan's football games, the article stated.

According to the article, the volunteers, made up of students, parents, siblings and grandparents, start at the top of the stadium and methodically move the trash down the necessary 100 rows.

"The work isn't my favorite thing to do. But, it’s well-organized and the time goes fast. And, it's much better than going around my neighborhood asking for money through fundraisers to help with tuition. Nobody enjoys that," said junior Abby Mackinnon, referring to the money that the school makes for cleaning, which goes into the general operating budget, effectively lowering tuition prices for everyone.

On the field, the grounds crew throws bags of trash onto a cart that holds two dumpsters; 12 full dumpsters are taken from the bowl itself, and seven more full of recycled bottles and cardboard will be collected in and around the stadium, the article noted.

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