The Pirates, in partnership with PNC, are proud to support local small businesses and local non-profits through in-game promotion and donations.
Here is a resource guide with information to support Pirates partners and Season Ticket Holder businesses during these unprecedented times.
Looking to keep the kids (and adults) entertained while staying at home? Check out these activities including word searches, crossword puzzles, coloring pages and more - with new activities added each week!
The Pirates "Play At Home" initiative provides young athletes, coaches, and parents with resources and activities to learn and enjoy the game of baseball from your homes, yards, and driveways. During this time, we'll be bringing you drills, tips, and motivation from our players, coaches, and alumni.
May 13 - Pirates and Dunkin' team up to deliver breakfast to local hospitals
The Pirates and Dunkin' are providing breakfast to workers at seven area Allegheny Health Network hospitals as part of an initiative to celebrate local healthcare workers during National Hospital Week as a part of the Pirates' mission to support front-line workers during this COVID-19 pandemic.
May 6 - Pirates make donation to Center for Vaccine Research
The Pirates announced a $100,000 donation to the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Vaccine Research, which is working on a vaccine for the COVID-19 virus. The team joined with two other area professional organizations, the Penguins and Steelers, to support the University's research. This donation was made as part of the Pirates ongoing support of area frontline workers and local non-profit groups that are helping those most in need during the pandemic.
April 30 - Bell, Taillon Deliver Bagels to Healthcare Workers
Pirates players Josh Bell and Jameson Taillon teamed up with Scott Walton, the chef and owner of Acorn in the Shadyside neighborhood, to have 300 bagels delivered to healthcare workers at West Penn Hospital. It was yet another gesture by Pirates players to simultaneously help local businesses and hospital staff who have been particularly affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
April 24 - Williams, Bucs donate $30K to local Food Bank
Pirates pitcher Trevor Williams and Pirates Charities announced a $30,000 donation to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank as part of the Home Plate Project. The contribution will be put to use funding a drive-up food distribution with the Food Bank at their Duquesne headquarters. Their donation alone will provide meals for up to 1,000 families in the Pittsburgh region who are in need as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
March 26 - Pirates Players buy coffee for frontline workers
With the start of the regular season on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, Pirates players continued to support those affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Led by player representative and coffee connoisseur Jameson Taillon, the Bucs all chipped in to purchase more than 100 bags of coffee from Pittsburgh-based Commonplace Coffee and distributed them to healthcare workers and first responders. The coffee went to a Pittsburgh police station, a local fire station and hospital and the Greater PGH Restaurant and Service Workers Mutual Aid Group.
March 23 - Pirates Players buy 400 Pizzas for Hospital Workers
Wanting to help Pittsburgh amid the coronavirus pandemic, Pirates players joined together to purchase over 400 pizzas from two local businesses that were then delivered to the staff at Allegheny General Hospital.
March 21 - Pirates donate $50K to Community Food Bank
The Pirates and Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank teamed-up to help local families by hosting a drive-up food distribution event in the parking lots on the North Shore. The event, as well as similar future events, was funded in part by the Pirates $50,000 donation to the Food Bank.