05/21/2013 09:36 am ET

Detroit Mower Gang Ready To Do A Lawn Marathon At City Playgrounds

Paul Sancya/AP

A grassroots group is inviting volunteers to participate Saturday in the first annual 24-hour mowing marathon at abandoned playgrounds in Detroit.

The Mowtown Mowdown by Husqvarna, hosted by the Detroit Mower Gang, starts at 10 a.m. at O'Shea Playground, off Greenfield Road near I-96, said chief mower Tom Nardone, 43.

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