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A team effort provides community spirit

The Menlo-Atherton High football team spent its annual Community Service Work Day painting the town of East Palo Alto.

The Bears also did a lot of landscaping, trash removal and graffiti removal.

The Bears joined forces with parents and coaches for the project and was supported by the Music & Arts Project (MMAP), the East Palo Alto Police Department, Police Activities League (PAL), and Home Depot.

Several groups were formed and spread throughout the city to do their good deeds.

Olatunde Sobomehin, Deputy Director of MMAP, led one group of players and parents at the MMAP campus site on Euclid Avenue where the Bears painted, cleaned and did some landscaping in an effort to beautify the site.

East Palo Alto Mayor, Laura Martinez and former M-A football father and EPAL Coordinator, Larry Moody, came out to lead, inspire and thank the Bears.

"We are grateful for the opportunity to give back to our community and allow our players to experience something so positive," M-A coach Sione Taufoou said. "M-A football is about building character and developing our young men into our future community leaders."

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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