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05/13/2009 1:06 PM ET
Pirates Charities to host the Pirates fifth annual "Bowling With the Bucs" fundraiser tournament
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Pirates Charities and Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star Shortstop Jack Wilson and his wife Julie will host the fifth annual "Bowling with the Bucs" fundraiser tournament, sponsored by Trib Total Media, on Sunday, May 31. The event, which offers fans the opportunity to interact with their favorite Pirates players and celebrities, will benefit Pirates Charities and its mission to make a positive impact on the local communities.

The event is scheduled to take place from 6 to 9 p.m. at the AMF Noble Manor Lanes in Crafton. Fans can donate $125 for the opportunity to bowl with Pirates players and celebrities or $75 to watch the action. The price includes food donated by Score's Bar & Grill in Pennsbury Village. Bowling participants will also receive a commemorative bowling shirt, autograph opportunities, as well as a chance to participate in a silent auction featuring Pirates and other Major League Baseball autographed memorabilia.

Last year's "Bowling with the Bucs" tournament was a tremendous success with $20,000 raised for Pirates Charities. For more information and to take a look at last year's "Bowling with the Bucs" event, please visit

There is a maximum of four bowlers per lane and space is limited, therefore fans interested in reserving a bowler or spectator spot in the "Bowling with the Bucs" charity event should contact Pirates Manager of Community Relations Michelle Mejia at (412) 325-4969 or

Pirates Charities, the philanthropic arm of arm of the Pittsburgh Pirates, is a 501(c)3 organization that focuses on three core areas of youth health, fitness and education. In 2008, the Pirates and Pirates Charities assisted more than 2,200 regional non-profit organizations. Some of Pirates Charities' signature projects include the funding and construction of the Pirates Baseball Community Center as part of the Boys & Girls Club in Shadyside, the Josh Gibson Field renovation in the Hill District and the funding of the new Pirates Charities Miracle League field in Cranberry Township, PA. To learn more about the Pirates positive impact in the community, visit

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