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Pirates to Host Women’s Baseball Clinic at PNC Park

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Participants Will Receive Baseball Instruction from Pirates Coaches; Proceeds to Benefit Allegheny Health Network’s Breast Cancer Programs

PITTSBURGH, PA. (April 4, 2017) - The Pittsburgh Pirates will host their seventh annual Pitch for Hope Women’s Baseball Clinic, a baseball skills workshop, on Sunday, April 23. Women ages 14 and older are invited to PNC Park for a day of baseball-specific events in support of A Glimmer of Hope, a Pittsburgh-based breast cancer research organization funding local breast cancer research since 1996.

Proceeds will benefit Allegheny Health Network’s (AHN) breast cancer programs, including the purchase of an Automated Whole Breast Ultrasound, the most advanced  screening tool making it easier to detect cancer in women with dense breasts. It is estimated to detect 1 to 2 percent more cancers than mammography alone.

The baseball instructional clinic with Pirates coaches will take place on the field from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and will give participants the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of pitching, hitting and fielding as they visit different workshop stations set up around the field. The morning event is made possible with the support of Highmark, Rue 21 and AHN.

The cost of the clinic is $85 per person and following the morning event, each participant will have the chance to enjoy a catered brunch and stay for the Pirates game at 1:35 p.m. vs. the New York Yankees. Registration includes a lower level Outfield Box ticket to the afternoon game and a commemorative Pitch for Hope tote.

Guest tickets are available for $70 and includes an opportunity to watch the clinic, brunch, and a ticket to the game. Proceeds from each ticket purchased will benefit a Glimmer of Hope.

The Pittsburgh Pirates are proud to partner with Glimmer of Hope on this fun and educational initiative. For complete information and to order tickets visit or call Angela Criscella at 412-325-4798.

About A Glimmer of Hope

A Glimmer of Hope Foundation, “The Symbol of the Cure”, is widely recognized in the Pittsburgh area. For the past twenty years, the Foundation has been dedicated to raising funds to further breast cancer research and to purchase innovative imaging equipment.