Pacers Sports & Entertainment Team Up with KIB


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Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc.

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Pacers Sports & Entertainment teams up with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful to plant trees during Earth Week
25 Trees to be planted for every three-pointer made during Pacers Sustainability Week presented by Republic Services

INDIANAPOLIS – (April 16, 2018) Pacers Sports & Entertainment (PS&E) staff will join Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB) and Republic Services to plant 25 trees in Christina Oaks Park – one for every three-pointer made during the Pacers Sustainability Week in March presented by Republic Services. KIB partnered with the Pacers in a Threes for Trees (#3sforTrees) promotion to educate Pacers’ fans about the importance of urban trees and to encourage environmentally-friendly choices. Together, the Pacers and KIB will enrich areas where people live and work, helping to sustain the environment and provide a blue planet for generations to come. 

  • WHEN: Tuesday, April 17 | 9 am - noon
  • WHERE: Christina Oaks Park, 4205 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46241
  • SPOKESPEOPLE: Pacers Sports & Entertainment staff and KIB community foresters
  • VISUALS: PS&E staff, IMPD Officers and Republic Services staff working alongside KIB staff and volunteers to plant trees that will provide shady canopy, promote community gathering, and improve wildlife habitat and water quality as they mature

Threes for Trees Promotion
During Pacers Sustainability Week (March 19 – 25) presented by Republic Services, PS&E committed to planting one tree with KIB for every three-pointer made during all homes games throughout the week (March 19, 23 and 25).

PS&E wants to set an example as they continue to improve the environmental performance of the Pacers organization as well as help spread the message to fans.  Sustainability addresses environmental conservation policies within the team offices and educates fans on ways they can lead a more environmentally-friendly lifestyle.

In addition, through NBA Green, the NBA has partnered with the Green Sports Alliance to generate awareness and funds for protecting the environment. The NBA is taking steps to be more environmentally friendly and will continue to explore ways of reducing its impact on the environment through community outreach programs, generating awareness among fans and greening its operations.

About Indiana Pacers
For more information on what the Pacers are doing in the community, including our sustainability efforts, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @PacersCares.

About Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB)
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. is a private, nonprofit organization with a mission to engage diverse communities to create vibrant public places, helping people and nature thrive. Annually, KIB works with nearly 20,000 volunteers on nearly 900 community projects. To learn more, visit, or follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook at @kibiorg.