B1G Cares Day, West vs. East Volunteer Challenge

Join the Big Apple Big Ten Team and 4,000 New Yorkers as we help to clean up green spaces citywide. This year, there is a little friendly competition between conference divisions for the most volunteers.

Take part in New York City's biggest spring cleaning event by joining more than 4,000 volunteers as we get our hands dirty in parks, community gardens, and public spaces throughout the city.  Volunteers will remove invasive species, pick up litter, repair benches, plant, and clear out old growth from our urban green spaces.  It's a great oppourtunity to discover a new park, meet a community gardener, and learn more about the importance of open space and recreation while making a real difference in the community.

As we have for the past several years, the NYC Illini will team up with the rest of the Big Ten schools for the Spring edition of New York Cares Day. Please register ASAP to support the Big Ten West Division!!

Big Ten Alumni New York Cares Day

Date:  Saturday, April 16th, 9:30am  - 3:00pm

Cost:  $25, all proceeds go to NY Cares

Location: Hope Gardens Community Center
              422 Central Avenue, Bushwick, Brooklyn
              Subway:  L [Halsey St],  J & Z [Gates Ave],  M [Knickerbocker Ave]

Clothing: Please dress in comfortable clothes that you won't mind getting dirty. Please do not to take large bags with you to the location, as there may not be a place to store them.

Click HERE to register.

Once you are registered, you'll receive e-mail updates from our Team Leader with details as they become available.  If you try to register online and it tells you registration is closed, feel free to come to the site anyway - you'll be able to register there.

Thanks for your support!!