Mayor’s Press Release – SBU Swimmers Clean Up Olean Streets

St. Bonaventure Swimmers Clean Up Olean Streets

January 12, 2023—Olean—The St. Bonaventure University Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving
Teams helped the City of Olean with a mid-winter litter pick-up on January 11, 2023. Head Coach Mike
Smiechowski brought his teams of almost 50 swimmers and divers to Downtown Olean to clean-up
Union and State Streets in an event that was organized by Tom Buttafarro, St. Bonaventure University
Directory of Government and Community Relations.

“I was very pleased that the teams offered to help with litter control,” said Mayor Aiello. “Our volunteer
programs slow down during the winter months, but the litter does not stop from accumulating. The
weather was perfect, it was cold, but there was no snow or ice, and they were able to pick up the trash
that blew around during the Christmas blizzard. I would like to publically thank Coach Smiechowski and
his St. Bonaventure swimmers for a job well done.”