GIVING BACK: LHS Basketball Team Cleans Up Triathlon

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Hundreds of people who competed in Sunday’s Hy-Vee Triathlon spent Monday recovering, but it was a busy day for some other metro athletes.

The Lincoln varsity basketball team spent the morning picking up trash at Gray’s Lake Park.

They’ll get something in return for their hard work.

Hy-Vee will donate $1,500 dollars to the Lincoln High School athletic department.

The school says it will use the money to buy new warm-up shirts and jerseys.

Coaches say the money is nice and will help the school’s athletic programs, but that’s not the only benefit from the community service project.

“It also gives the boys an opportunity to work together. They have to do it on the basketball court. This gives them an opportunity to come out here and do the same thing,” said Joe Brand, an assistant boy’s basketball coach for Lincoln.

In previous years, church groups and non-profit organizations have also helped assist in the clean-up.