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Pittsburgh Pirates and AT&T Sportsnet partner to host "Pirates Charities night on AT&T Sportsnet" on Aug. 2

Proceeds to benefit Pirates Charities and organizations supporting individuals living with cancer

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Pirates Charities announced, in conjunction with AT&T SportsNet, "Pirates Charities Night on AT&T SportsNet" will take place on Wednesday, August 2, when the Pirates host the Cincinnati Reds at 7:05 p.m. at PNC Park.

AT&T SportsNet will broadcast live during the game from the Rivertowne Brewing Hall of Fame Club and the Riverwalk, the two locations that will host the event inside PNC Park. Specially designed Pirates Home Run and Grand Slam backpacks will be available for purchase, with all proceeds benefitting Pirates Charities and four, local non-profit organizations helping those affected by cancer in the Pittsburgh community including patients, survivors and their families.

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Pirates Charities announced, in conjunction with AT&T SportsNet, "Pirates Charities Night on AT&T SportsNet" will take place on Wednesday, August 2, when the Pirates host the Cincinnati Reds at 7:05 p.m. at PNC Park.

AT&T SportsNet will broadcast live during the game from the Rivertowne Brewing Hall of Fame Club and the Riverwalk, the two locations that will host the event inside PNC Park. Specially designed Pirates Home Run and Grand Slam backpacks will be available for purchase, with all proceeds benefitting Pirates Charities and four, local non-profit organizations helping those affected by cancer in the Pittsburgh community including patients, survivors and their families.

Fans can purchase backpacks in three different ways:

  • Online - New for this year, fans will have the opportunity to purchase backpacks beginning on Tuesday, August 1 at 10 a.m. and throughout the day on August 2. To purchase a backpack online, please visit pirates.com/CharityNight. Online purchases will be available throughout the event as long as supplies last.
  • By Phone - Pirates players' wives, front office executives and other Pirates personnel will staff a phone bank inside the Rivertowne Brewing Hall of Fame Club to take orders for the Home Run and Grand Slam backpacks. Phone orders begin at 5:30 p.m. by calling (412) 325-4888.
  • In Person - Fans can also purchase backpacks in person at PNC Park beginning at 5 p.m. in the Hall of Fame Club, on the Riverwalk directly behind the Batter's Eye in Centerfield, or in the Lexus Club (special Lexus Club ticket required).

Proceeds from this year's event will benefit Pirates Charities, The Cancer Caring Center, Glimmer of Hope "Home for Hope," Lending Hearts and Our Clubhouse.

Home Run and Grand Slam Backpacks are available for a donation of $250 and $700, respectively. Each backpack includes unique items exclusively designed for the "Pirates Charities Night on AT&T SportsNet" event that cannot be purchased anywhere else.

Home Run ($250) Backpacks include:

  • Baseball autographed by a current Pirates player
  • Baseball autographed by a Pirates alum
  • Deluxe Pirates headphones
  • Pirates afghan throw
  • Limited edition 50th anniversary Charlie Brown
  • Pirates bobblehead
  • Pierogy plush doll
  • Leather Pirates cap
  • Specially designed "Pirates Ballparks"
  • commemorative 3-plate set
  • Pirates Tervis tumbler
  • Set of two Roberto Clemente ceramic coasters Roberto Clemente "21" Jersey
  • Pirates Luggage Tag
  • Pirates Community Report
  • 2017 Pirates yearbook
  • Voucher good for two (2) tickets to an upcoming Pirates 2017/2018 regular season home game

The Grand Slam ($700) Backpacks include everything that is in a Home Run Backpack, PLUS an autographed Pirates jersey (home white) from a player of your choice.

For complete details on the August 2 "Pirates Charities Night on AT&T SportsNet," as well as information on the benefitting organizations, please visit pirates.com/CharityNight.

About Pirates Charities
Pirates Charities, the philanthropic arm of the Pittsburgh Pirates, is a 501(c)(3) organization committed to strengthening the community by supporting organizations and programs aimed at improving the lives of children and adults in the Greater Pittsburgh region. Pirates Charities places a special emphasis on supporting youth programs focused on health, fitness and education by developing partnerships with those who share in our mission. In addition to helping youth, Pirates Charities provides assistance to military families and veterans and offers support to those in our community who are fighting cancer. To learn more about the Pirates positive impact in the community, visit pirates.com/community.

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