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The Spirit and Casey Trees will plant one tree for every Washington goal scored at Audi Field in 2023
Washington, D.C. (07/27/2023) – The Washington Spirit has renewed its sustainability initiative with community partner Casey Trees, the club announced today. With support from Bud Light this year, the Spirit has committed to donating one new tree to Casey Trees for each goal scored by the Spirit at Audi Field through the end of the 2023 season.
Fans may remember Casey Trees from the Spirit’s Earth Day match on April 22. An important community partner of the Spirit, Casey Trees maintains a 730-acre tree farm in nearby Berryville, Virginia, 100 acres of which is dedicated to sustainable tree growing practices. In addition to growing trees in the DMV, Casey Trees provides school programming to DC youth to promote environmental literacy.
“We’re very excited to have Bud Light’s support in our work with Casey Trees,” said Head of Corporate Partnerships Chris Hudgins. “It is important to our club that we work together with corporate and community partners that share our values. Casey Trees’ commitment to the environment and sustainable practices as well as Bud Light’s interest in backing such organizations are qualities we are eager to align ourselves with.”
Casey Trees, founded in 2001, is a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit committed to restoring, enhancing and protecting the tree canopy of the nation’s capital. To fulfill this mission, the organization plants trees, engages thousands of volunteers of all ages in tree planting and care, provides year-round continuing education courses, monitors the city’s tree canopy, develops interactive online tree tools and works with elected officials, developers and community groups to protect and care for existing trees and to encourage the addition of new ones.
After each Spirit goal at Audi Field for the remainder of the 2023 season, information on how to donate to Casey Trees will be displayed on the big screens in the stadium. Fans can help support the organization with donations as big or small as they’d like and be a part of tree canopy restoration in DC. At the end of the season, fans who donated will have the opportunity to sign up for the Spirit’s official tree planting event in DC.
Those looking to get involved with Casey Trees can learn more here.
ABOUT THE WASHINGTON SPIRIT
The Washington Spirit is the professional women’s soccer team based at Audi Field in Washington, D.C. Launched in 2012, the Spirit plays in the National Women’s Soccer League, the premier women’s soccer competition in North America. For more information about the Spirit, visit WashingtonSpirit.com and follow the club on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
ABOUT CASEY TREES
Casey Trees is an urban forestry nonprofit whose mission is to restore, enhance and protect the tree canopy of Washington, D.C. In collaboration with partners and volunteers, the organization planted over 5,000 trees last year in furtherance of the collective goal of 40% tree canopy by 2032. Currently the city is at 37% tree canopy, so every tree planted helps the District reach that goal. The benefits of a robust tree canopy are numerous and include beautification, increased flood resilience, reduced storm water run-off and cleaner air.
ABOUT BUD LIGHT
The Bud Light brand name represents a family of products including Bud Light, Bud Light Seltzer, Bud Light NEXT, Bud Light Peels, Bud Light Chelada, Bud Light Platinum and Bud Light Platinum Seltzer. At the forefront of innovation, Bud Light continues to expand its product portfolio, offering a wide range of products brewed to meet the ever-changing preferences of consumers everywhere. Since 1982, Bud Light has delivered the best-selling premium light lager in America that is consistently brewed with a fresh, clean finish. For more information about Bud Light and our full family of products, visit www.BudLight.com.
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