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SALT Members Gain a Stronger Sense of Community

Athletic Director Kevin McKeown (center) and members of the Spartan Athletic Leadership Team assisted senior citizens throughout the Village of Oak Lawn in properly recycling their e-waste.
Athletic Director Kevin McKeown (center) and members of the Spartan Athletic Leadership Team assisted senior citizens throughout the Village of Oak Lawn in properly recycling their e-waste.

On Saturday, May 10, members of the Spartan Athletic Leadership Team (SALT) joined Oak Lawn Community High School athletic director Kevin McKeown to assist the Village of Oak Lawn in collecting and transporting electronic waste for senior citizens and the disabled.  More commonly referred to as “E-Waste” this program was created to allow an opportunity to assist local residents with the proper collection and transportation of their electronic waste to the local recycling center.  All together the team traveled to twenty homes within the Village to remove the e-waste.  “It was a great experience for our athletes,” Kevin McKeown said.  “For our students to see how appreciative local senior citizens are of our efforts to assist them gave the students a stronger sense of community, something that will stay with our students far after they graduate.”

Leading the pick-up for the village was Jack Lopez with the recycling center.  In just a few hours these young men and women were able to help collect and properly discard several tons of e-waste at the Village of Oak Lawn’s Recycling Center. The center is located off of 99th and Central Avenue.  According to McKeown, “the students really enjoyed the experience and are already looking forward to the fall to help with the village tree-planting initiative.”

Mongo May 31, 2014 at 09:04 AM
Kudo's to Kevin McKeown and the SALT team! Since Mr. McKeown has taken over as Athletic Director he has instituted some excellent programs at OLCHS. McKeown's dedication and hard work ethic should be an example and inspiration for all the students and teachers at the school. I hope the administration takes notice, we need more like him. BOE 229, open your pocket book up, we don't want to lose this one.

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