Volunteers helped restore and beautify Chinquapin Park  

On Monday, October 30, the Baltimore Ravens, Safeway and Coca-Cola Consolidated partnered with Baltimore City Recreation and Parks to host a tree-planting event at Baltimore’s Chinquapin Park.   

Ravens players, cheerleaders, and mascot Poe joined Coca-Cola teammates and the Coca-Cola Consolidated Response Team to steward existing trees and plant new ones in the park. More than 50 volunteers cut back invasive plants that were harming the current tree growth and planted new trees to enhance the park’s beauty and biodiversity.

“I am just so grateful to have an experience like this,” said Aaron Bell, Coca-Cola Consolidated’s General Manager of Sales and Operations in Baltimore. “We’re doing this work so these folks in the community can continue to enjoy the park for years to come.” 

The event concluded with a community celebration featuring food trucks and giveaways for the residents of the nearby neighborhood. The volunteers received lunches provided by Safeway, the official grocery partner of the Baltimore Ravens. 

“We are grateful for the opportunity to be in the Baltimore community and to make positiveimpact alongside our partners. The actions taken by these volunteers will support tree growth for years to come” said Ravens vice president of community relations Heather Darney. 

Coca-Cola Consolidated is Baltimore’s local Coca-Cola bottler. We’re dedicated to making a positive difference in the communities where our teammates live and work, through initiatives such as water leadership, package recovery, and climate protection. 

Volunteers smile with newly planted tree 

The tree-planting event at Chinquapin Park was a great example of how the Ravens and Coca-Cola Consolidated worked together to make Baltimore a greener and cleaner place to live. 

More on Coke Consolidated’s sustainability efforts can be found here.

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