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Volunteers begin cleanup efforts at Churchill Downs

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - The downfall of the Kentucky Derby, or any big party for that matter, is cleaning up the day after the event. 

Water bottles, beer cans, and other garbage was littered all over Churchill Downs on Saturday.

Different teams and schools cleaned up the track early Sunday morning as part of a fundraiser. 

Bullitt East High school brought it's football team for the annual cleanup. 

Head coach Darrell Vincent says its something they've done for about 20 years. 

"They pay us for so many workers that come out and clean up, and they write it as a donation," he said. "So I'm sure it helps the track out and gets them back up and running and clean pretty quick. And it helps us as well."

The players say all the trash is overwhelming at first glance, but it goes pretty fast. 

And among all the garbage, there are a few treasures. 

Some volunteers found money and Kentucky Derby souvenir glasses.

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