Members of the Beverly High School football team accepted a $2,000 check from the city's Solid Waste Committee at a City Council meeting this week.
Julie DeSilva, the committee's chair, said the team helped in an annual drive to dispose of used electronics that should not be put in the trash. According to DeSilva, who presented the six senior members of the team with a giant mock check on Tuesday, the football players did the heavy lifting.
"I tell you, when you say 'pull right up and the football players will take [electronics] out of your car for you,' they're so happy that they don't have to get out of their cars," DeSilva said.
Although the Solid Waste Committee disposes most things for free, they charge for anything containing freon, DeSilva said.
After paying the disposal company, part of the $7,000 gained was paid to the football team, DeSilva said.
"They've really been great," said Dan Bauer, Beverly High's football coach. "It's good service for us."
According to Bauer, the team also helped with the Cove Playground project over the summer and annually participate in the New Year's Day parade.
"They try to stay involved in the community," Bauer said.
The $2,000 will go toward new equipment and the end-of-the-season banquet, Bauer said. The check was accepted by George Kallas, Chris Mitchell, Anthony M. Dowdy, Alex Ego, Alex Traicoff, and Joe Wionecek of the Beverly High School football team