Thursday, May 2, 2013
The Butterfly Bandits organization is looking for thyroid cancer survivors to join it at the Sept. 15 Pirates game.
A local organization is looking for thyroid cancer survivors to be recognized at a Pittsburgh Pirates game this fall. Butterfly Bandits, in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Pirates Awareness Series, is hosting Thyroid Cancer Awareness Day on Sept. 15. “We’re looking for survivors from the area to recognize as part of this event,” said Butterfly Bandits co-founder, Christine Sypien. “Anyone from Allegheny or Washington Counties, or the ones surrounding.” Sypien, of Scott Township, is herself a thyroid cancer survivor, as is the organization’s co-founder, Donna Terlecki of Brookline. In addition to recognizing survivors, Butterfly Bandits also is selling tickets to the Sept. 15 game. A portion of proceeds from tickets sold by Butterfly …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
'It's the ultimate Pittsburgh sports package.' — Dennis Gilfoyle, president of Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania and a Baldwin Borough resident.
Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania, an organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy, is sponsoring another raffle where the prize is a grown-up version of the "Golden Ticket." Junior Achievement has again assembled an extraordinary prize for Pittsburgh sports fans, as the winner of this fundraiser—determined by the Pennsylvania Lottery's evening Big 4 number on Aug. 30—will receive a pair of tickets to each of the following attractions: Raffle tickets will be sold by Junior Achievement through Aug. 30 for $50 each. "It's the ultimate Pittsburgh sports package," said Dennis Gilfoyle, president of Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania and a Baldwin Borough resident. Each ticket …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Participants and volunteers have plenty to smile about as the Pirates Charities Miracle League of the South Hills wraps up its opening spring season.
The scoreboard posted the final: Guest 29, Home 29. Just your typical game at the Pirates Charities Miracle League of the South Hills, where everyone’s a winner. “We have over 140 kids with special needs, many of whom have never been able to play on a baseball field before,” league director Maura Rodgers said in the aftermath of the tie between the Angels and Padres. “So this is something that’s really special for them and their families.” Saturday marks the conclusion of the spring season at the Upper St. Clair field, a little more than a month after its opening. In the interim, the games have drawn good crowds of enthusiastic participants and spectators. “It’s a great chance for the parents and families to come out and talk with each …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Just by using the #piratememories hashtag on Twitter, a lucky Bucs fan can win free tickets to the May 26 game against the Cubs.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
What’s your favorite Pirates memory? Clemente’s 3,000th hit? Maz’s World Series-winning home run in 1960? The “We are Family” series in ‘79? The Topps Co. is asking fans to share their favorite Pirates memories as well as using the new Topps Pennant app and the #piratememories hashtag on Twitter. At least 50 tweets must be posted for a lucky fan will win a pair of free tickets to the Pirates home game against the Cubs on Saturday, May 26. One tweet is permitted per Twitter account. The promotion will be running through the 7 p.m. start of tonight's game. For more information check out: http://pennant.topps.com/pirates For product videos check out: https://vimeo.com/topps
Friday, May 11, 2012
A roundup of the region's top stories.
Friday, May 11, 2012
Here are some of the top stories this week from the Patch sites in your area: Bonefish Grill Approved for Upper St. Clair Motorcycle Chase Leads to DUI Arrest PHOTOS: 'Bowling with the Bucs' at Legacy Lanes Skatepark Proposed for Scott Park Three Students Take Home Gold Medal
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Today marks the traditional opening day of trout—and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission has teamed up with the Pirates for a special promotion this year.
Today marks the traditional opening day of trout. And, fishing license sales are up by more than 20 percent, according to the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC). John Arway, executive director of the PFBC, said opening day is a special time that families and kids look forward to every year. “Opening day is a time-honored tradition for so many families, including grandparents, parents and their children,” Arway said in a statement. “I remember lying awake the night before and then getting up early and fishing with my family on opening day. It’s a lot of fun that I now share with my grandkids.” The PFBC expects opening day to be very busy—the warmer weather has caused a significant jump in license sales, 20 percent to be exact. …
Friday, March 2, 2012
The director of Florida operations for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Bradenton Marauders delivered a baby during a special event for season ticket holders Tuesday night.
Trevor Gooby, the mild-mannered director of Florida operations for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Bradenton Marauders, took on an entirely new role Tuesday night: He delivered the newest baseball fan at the front gates of the stadium. This tiny fan arrived with his umbilical cord still attached. Gooby was pressed into duty—helping to deliver a baby—when a pregnant woman went into labor during a "soft opening" night for fans. "It was definitely an interesting night," Gooby said. "It's an interesting way to start spring training." Late Tuesday night, the mother, Latisha Kirk, and her newborn son were reportedly doing fine at Manatee Memorial Hospital. There's still no word on the name of the little boy, born at the front gates at McKechnie Field…
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Winning team was lead by former Steeler Mike Merriweather.
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Wednesday, September 21, 2011
The Second Annual Black & Gold Celebrity Golf Classic, co-hosted by the Meadows Racetrack & Casino and Pittsburgh Steelers Rocky Bleier and Mike Merriweather generated $3,500 for World War II Veterans of Southwestern Pennsylvania Memorial Fund, Inc. The event, held September 19 at the Southpointe Golf Club in Canonsburg, also included several former Pittsburgh Pirates and Penguins. The winning team, anchored by Mike Merriweather finished the day with a score of 19 under par. Additional participants included former Pittsburgh Pirate Grant Jackson, former Pittsburgh Steelers Mel Blount and Greg Lloyd, former Pittsburgh Penguin Pierre Larouche, and former heavyweight boxing champion Michael Moorer, among others. “I’ve never seen so many of …
Sunday, July 17, 2011
“Forget about the curve ball, Ricky. Give him the heater.” —Coach Lou Brown, 'Major League'
I was a college intern at a major daily newspaper when PNC Park opened ten years ago. I walked past the new stadium every day, sometimes stopping at one of its vendors to fuel my caffeine addiction. And on the way home I’d often get lost in the crowd of fans crossing the Roberto Clemente Bridge. My feet were usually sore from a day in the wrong kind of heels, but I walked confidently through the pain and sea of dads carrying toddlers on their shoulders. I smiled at everyone I passed and fell in love with the view of the Allegheny River twinkling in the setting sun. On my luckiest days, a saxophone player chose Paul Simon’s “You Can Call Me Al” instead of Glenn Frey’s “The Heat is On.” But my best evenings were spent inside the ballpark, …
Friday, June 10, 2011
Meet sports greats and enjoy local music at the Pittsburgh event.
All over the region this weekend there are strawberry festivals to be found. If cooking up some strawberry jam isn't quite your taste, though, perhaps you're more inclined to head to Stage AE Sunday from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. for the Summer Sports Jam presented by UPMC Centers for Rehab Therapy. The event will include autograph signings from current Pirates and Penguins, as well as legends from all three professional sports teams in Pittsburgh. This session, presented by 84 Lumber, will include Pittsburgh Pirates Neil Walker and Evan Meek, as well as team legends Manny Sanguillen and Bob Friend (among others). For those who prefer their players on ice, this is a chance to meet and get an autograph from Mike Rupp and Craig Adams, or former …