Pirates Charities partnered with the Boys & Girls Club of Western Pennsylvania, the Baseball Tomorrow Fund and the Roberto Clemente Foundation to reenergize a community facility that was previously unusable for more than five years.
The complex has been transformed from a dilapidated indoor swimming pool into a state-of-the-art, year-round youth baseball and softball training facility.
The indoor complex, which has been renamed the Pirates Community Baseball Center, now features enclosed batting cages, automatic pitching machines, two multi-media training rooms, storage facilities, baseball and softball equipment and more.
The Pirates Community Baseball Center has made a widespread positive impact on youth throughout the region by giving them a place to focus on productive activities and positive interaction with their peers and coaches.
The project cost an estimated $300,000 to complete. The following is a breakdown of the monetary support given by each respective organization:
- Pirates Charities - $165,000
- The Roberto Clemente Foundation - $75,000
- The Baseball Tomorrow Fund, a joint initiative between Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association - $60,000