For the third consecutive year, the Pirates teamed up with the Penguins and Steelers to host the #BurghProud Thanksgiving Dinner Distribution, a drive-thru distribution, on Pittsburgh's North Shore. Giant Eagle and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank joined the teams to support 300 families in need with a turkey, festive produce, Market District Apple Pie, $15 Giant Eagle gift card, and a special gift from each of the three teams. Players including David Bednar, Jake Guentzel, and Allen Robinson sported their black and gold alongside the Pirate Parrot, Iceburgh, and Steely McBeam to load cars with all the supplies needed for a Thanksgiving dinner.Read More
PIRATES CHARITIES PROGRAMMING AND EVENTS
In 2006, under the direction of Chairman, Bob Nutting, the Pirates established Pirates Charities to strengthen our communities through the power of Pirates baseball. Since its inception, Pirates Charities has impacted communities throughout the Pittsburgh region through the development of unique experiences and programs. Through this work, Pirates Charities has created lasting positive impact for athletes with unique abilities, local men and women serving our country, children battling cancer and countless other individuals.
FIELD FOR KIDS
The Pirates Charities Fields for Kids program presented by Highmark partners with organizations operating youth baseball and/or softball programs to ensure youth athletes have safe places to play.
Since its inception in 2009, the Pirates Charities Fields for Kids Program has distributed 425 individual grants in the greater Pittsburgh region and since 2011, 46 grants in the Pirates Spring Training home of Bradenton, Florida.
MIRACLE LEAGUE SUPPORT
For more than 15 years, Pirates Chairman Bob Nutting and Pirates Charities has been proud to support Miracle League programs in the greater Pittsburgh region and Manatee County, Florida by providing athletes with unique abilities the opportunity to play the sport they love. Over the years, Pirates Charities has partnered with numerous Miracle Leagues to increase accessibility for the game and allow every all-star to play.