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Pittsburgh Pirates Charities Break Ground on Miracle League Field

The philanthropic arm of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Pirates Charities, announced they have teamed up with Easter Seals and Wheeling-based partners to break ground on the “Miracle Field of the Ohio Valley” in Wheeling, West Virginia. The groundbreaking ceremony took place on October 3, 2011. This field is the fourth in the tri-state region that Pirates Charities have offered a helping hand in.

“As an organization, the Pirates and Pirates Charities could not be more proud to join as partners and play a part in the construction of the Miracle League Field of the Ohio Valley. The Miracle League Program is a special program and one that is near to our hearts,” said Pirates Chairman Bob Nutting. “We are honored and humbled to see the positive impact that these fields have made and will make on so many youths throughout the region. While today is an exciting day, nothing will be more rewarding for me personally than to see the smiles on the faces of these children as their proud parents and loved ones look on when the umpire yells ‘play ball.’”

Pirates Charities was founded in 2006 and has since then contributed more than $2.4 million for special projects in Pittsburgh, Bradenton, Florida, and Estorga, Dominican Republic communities.

The Good in Sports salutes the Pirates as they continue to help make dreams come true while having a positive impact in many communities!

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