It’s being billed as an event 114 years in the making. The site of the 1904 Olympic Games on the Washington University in St. Louis campus is getting international recognition with the dedication Friday, Sept. 28, of an Olympic rings sculpture that will sit permanently near historic Francis Field.
As part of St. Louis’ 250th birthday celebration, 250 cakes have been installed at local landmarks — including WUSTL’s own Francis Field and the School of Medicine.
Washington University in St. Louis, Teamsters Joint Council 13 and St. Louis Green partnered to help used artificial turf from WUSTL’s Francis Field find a new life on the floors of playgrounds, parks and more throughout the region. The efforts are keeping about 1 million pounds of waste from landfills.