Hartford, Conn. - The Trinity College men's hockey team recently partnered with the Frog Hollow Safety Alliance for Everyone (SAFE) organization to help clean up local Hartford neighborhoods. The Bantams, led by Head Coach Matt Greason (7th season), spent Saturday, April 28th, cleaning up surrounding neighborhoods in a competition styled community service initiative.
SAFE is a recently formed coalition of partners looking to work together to address blight and safety in the Frog Hollow neighborhood. Southside Institutions Neighborhood Alliance (SINA), a partnership between the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Hartford Hospital and Trinity College, is the backbone organization behind SAFE. Coalition partners include Know Thy Neighbor, Vecinos Unidos, the Faith Based Initiative, Mutual Housing Association of Greater Hartford and the Frog Hollow NRZ. The group hopes to promote neighborliness and to inspire residents to take action to address problems near their homes and throughout the neighborhood.
The men's hockey squad was part of nearly 150 volunteers who helped with the event. Other local groups included young people from the Youth Service Corps, the Hartford Fire Explorers, Hartford Police Explorers and students from Bulkeley High School. The event was structured as a competition based on the number of trash bags collected and postings on social media with winners earning prizes donated to the event by local businesses and organizations. The event was the first in a series of monthly neighborhood clean-up events scheduled throughout the summer.