Pacers to 'Go Green' for week

NBA program promotes being environmentally conscious.

The Indiana Pacers have partnered with Republic Services to “Go Green” as part of the NFL’s “Green Week” celebration.

The league-wide program generates awareness and funds for protecting the environment and promoting sustainable practices as well as taking steps to be more environmentally friendly and to encourage fans to get involved locally.

An in-game parachute drop at Monday’s game against the Houston Rockets at Bankers Life Fieldhouse provided surprises such as a reusable coffee sleeve, vouchers for the Pacers Bikeshare program, Pacers confetti seeds and NBA Cares gardening gloves. Fans were also being thrown “Pacers Green” T-shirts during a selected timeout.

The Pacers and Republic Services are encouraging fans to check out the “Gold Standard of Downtown Transit” with Pacers Bikeshare. Anyone who takes a ride on Pacers Bikeshare during the week will be automatically entered into a drawing to win an autographed Pacers team basketball, an autographed Paul George jersey and four tickets to the Pacers/Oklahoma City game on Sunday, April 12.

A representative from the Indianapolis Cultural Trail was on hand at Monday’s game to provide information to all fans about the Pacers Bikeshare program. Fans can also visit to find ways in which they can “Green Your Routine.” Fans unable to participate in the Pacers Bikeshare program can also visit to register to win the prizes.

Phillip B. Wilson can be found on Twitter (@pwilson24), Facebook and Google+.

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