In honor of Major League Baseball’s 2020 Roberto Clemente Day, Pirates Charities honored the life and community service legacy of Roberto Clemente through contributions to communities most affected by the pandemic by purchasing essential products from each of the six Family Forever small businesses and gifting them to community partners.
In addition to the community efforts, the players and coaches wore #21 jerseys on Clemente Day for the first time ever. The jerseys were then put up for auction with all proceeds going to benefit the Roberto Clemente Foundation and Pirates Charities.
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
The Pirates partnered with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to host a drive-through food distribution on the North Shore. The food distribution will serve over 500 of Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank affiliated families. In addition, there will be a check presentation to the Food Back on behalf Josh Bell (the Pirates 2020 Clemente Award nominee).
Priory Fine Pastries and Beverly's Birthdays
The Pirates purchased pastries for Beverly's Birthdays to gift during a surprise and delight with the Pirate Parrot at their September Itty Bitty Birthday Cheer baby shower, a baby shower program hosted monthly for area single moms.
Jerry's Pizzeria and the Latino Community Center
The Pirates hosted a meal and mask distribution with Jerry's Pizzeria at the Latino Community Center.
New Pittsburgh Courier
The Pirates gifted New Pittsburgh Courier subscriptions to local libraries and Pirates staff recorded and shared personal book reads for the library archives.
RS Supply and Light of Life Rescue Mission
The Pirates purchased food service and sanitation supplies from RS Supply and delivered the materials to Light of Life Rescue Mission.
Wagsburgh and Humane Animal Rescue
The Pirates worked with the Humane Animal Rescue staff to host a shopping spree for pet supplies at Wagsburgh.
North Shore Tavern and Frontline Workers
Pirates staff and the Pirate Parrot took the time this morning to visit with Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire stations 30 and 37 as well as Allegheny Health Network's AirCare1 Medevac unit to deliver North Shore Tavern gift cards, as a thank you for their service to our community.
Bradenton Marauders and F.E.L.T.
The Bradenton Marauders are the Florida-based Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Marauders staff is hosting a food drive that will benefiting F.E.L.T. (Feeding Empty Little Tummies), a weekend backpack feeding program in Manatee County. In addition, they are making a $1,000 contribution to the Food Bank of Manatee for their Meals on Wheels program, from the proceeds of a MiLB COVID relief auction + Pirates Charities.