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From the tires to turf.

The Take the Field organization has dedicated a $2,5 million athletic facility for Flushing High School made in part from recycled car tires thanks to the support and innovation of Ford Motor Company and Recovery Technologies Group Inc. (RTG), Guttenberg, N.J. and a major assist from Queens Borough President Helen Marshall.

The facility is built on the site of a sports field in Flushing Memorial Park in The Borough of Queens. Take the Field and Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, who donated $500,000 for the project, hosted a dedication pep rally. A number of city and local officials, school administrators, teachers, students and community residents were in attendance. Frank Gifford acted as master of ceremonies, and sportscaster Howard Cross also participated.

The complex includes a new football and soccer field, softball field, four-lane running track with areas for field events, bleachers and a scoreboard. The football/soccer/softball component includes an additive using 25,000 tires, which were recycled into 300,000 pounds of crumb rubber.
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Publication:Recycling Today
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Date:Jan 1, 2004
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