ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury Gaels Junior Lacrosse organization, along with some Roxbury High School lacrosse players, recently helped clean-up the community.

The organization worked with Kellie Anne Keyes from Roxbury Clean Communities to clean-up a portion of Emmans Road and Nalron Park on April 24. Roxbury Clean Communities is encouraging everyone to take pride in our town by helping to reduce litter in public spaces.  

About 70 players volunteered to help. They collected 31 bags of trash and eight bags of recycling, along with other miscellaneous items.        

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The Roxbury Gaels Junior Lacrosse Organization created the Community Outreach Program as a way to give back to the community. “We feel today’s youth need to have an understanding of how helping out in our community and giving back is so important,” said an organization representative.  

When a Roxbury family experienced a house fire earlier this year, the Community Outreach Program reached out to lacrosse families for help. Many donations of clothing, diapers and food were collected along with money. 

At the end of the season, the program will take up a collection for Roxbury Social Services to help restock its shelves.