Hokies Cleaning Up The Community
Tech helps make highway spotless
March 9, 2006

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Members of the Virginia Tech men's soccer team recently helped clean a two-mile stretch of highway. The team collected bags of trash on U.S. 460, adjacent to the Tech campus.

At Virginia Tech, each sport has a community partner and the men's soccer team has chosen the Adopt-a-Highway program as its partner.

At halftime of the team's Atlantic Coast Conference opener against Boston College, the Hokies were presented with their Adopt-a-Highway sign by Pat Bruce, a representative from the Virginia Department of Transportation. The sign was accepted by team captains Chase Harrison and Charlie Howe.

On Sept. 18, the team collected 17 bags of trash from the two-mile stretch of highway as part of the Virginia Department of Transportation's clean-up weekend.