Throughout its long history, the Pittsburgh Pirates have developed deep-rooted relationships throughout the Pittsburgh region. The Pirates have supported many non-profit and civic organizations through its considerable charitable and community efforts, specifically its charitable giving, memorabilia, merchandise and ticket donations, and volunteer efforts.
Under the direction of Chairman of the Board Bob Nutting, the Pittsburgh Pirates organization's mission is to strive for excellence in every aspect of the organization, including the way the organization interacts with the community, its business partners and its fans.
Although the organization is extremely active in the community, the management team decided it could be more effective in its philanthropic efforts and make an even greater impact in meeting the needs of the region. As a result, the Pirates formed Pirates Charities as its defined philanthropic arm in late 2006.
Pirates Charities has been established as a 501(c) (3) organization with a focus on three core areas of youth health, fitness and education. Based on these core areas, the objective of Pirates Charities is outlined in the charitable foundation's mission statement:
By focusing its charitable contributions of both time and funds in this manner, Pirates Charities will enable the Pirates to support programs that align with its mission and allow the organization to continue its already established community relations activities. As a result, Pirates Charities will increase the impact of the Pirates charitable support throughout the Pittsburgh region.
Pirates Charities is a recognized 501(c) (3) charitable organization. The official registration and financial information of Pirates Charities may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1 (800) 732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.
The Fields for Kids program provides financial support to improve youth baseball and/or softball facilities via matching grants to nonprofits and local governments.
Support Pirates Charities by purchasing your "50/50 RAFFLE" ticket at every Pirates home game. One lucky fan will win 50% of the total amount collected during each game. The remaining 50% will benefit Pirates Charities.
More than 4,000 participants crossed the finish line at PNC Park during the 2017 Pittsburgh Pirates Home Run 5K 10K presented by Allegheny Health Network and Highmark, and the Chick-fil-A One Mile Family Fun Run.
Pirates Charities has identified the support of Miracle League programs in our community as one of its signature projects. The fields are designed specifically for children with special needs.
The Pirates and Pirates Charities are proud to support and honor military personnel and veterans in a variety of ways including ticket discounts, Military Thursdays at PNC Park, a Spring Training Salute and more.
Pittsburgh RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) is part of an international MLB program. It began in 1994 as part of the Roberto Clemente Foundation and has since become part of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western PA.
Held at scenic Seven Springs Mountain Resort, the eighth annual Pirates Charities Sporting Clays Invitational took place on Monday, June 13, 2016.
Stay up to date with Pirates Charities by reading the Pirates Community Newsletters.