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Pirates Disabilities Awareness Series underway


On June 6, the Pirates hosted the first of their three Disability Awareness Nights that will take place this season. On those special nights, the team encourages fans to join them at PNC Park as they bring together people with all types of disabilities for a celebration.

On the opening night of the Disabilities Awareness series on June 6, the Pirates hosted a special all-inclusive event on Federal Street prior to the 7:05 p.m. game against the Milwaukee Brewers. Achieva, Autism Connection of Pa., Children's Institute of Pittsburgh, Disability Compliance Office, Mobility Works, National Spinal Cord Injury Association, Passavant Memorial Homes Family of Services, Three Rivers Adaptive Services, United Way, Western Pa. School for Blind Children and The Woodlands were among the groups that participated.

"Achieva has participated in Disability Awareness Night each year because it allows us to educate the public on all of the services that we provide to those with a disability," said Reid Wolfe, the senior vice president of Achieva. "The event provides the community who comes to the game with access to information from all different types of providers, who can share their services and better help those who need them."

"It's great for the Passavant name to be associated with this event and the Pirates organization," added Rich Howard, who serves as sales manager for Passavant Memorial Homes Family of Services. "We've enjoyed the opportunity that the Pirates' annual Disability Awareness celebration offers to get our name out before a packed PNC Park."

The Pirates' remaining Disability Awareness Nights will be:
  • Mental Health Night -- Wednesday, July 23 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (7:05 p.m.)
  • Transition Night -- Thursday, August 7 vs. Miami Marlins (7:05 p.m.)

Beginning at 4:30 p.m. on those dates, the Pirates will host a pre-game fair on Federal Street that will include numerous vendors and service agencies. Fans can also receive a complimentary Disability Awareness t-shirt by purchasing a ticket through a special Disability Awareness Night offer. Outfield Box Seats are priced at $30 (includes $5 in loaded value), Outfield Reserved Seats are $22, and Grandstand Seats are $17.

To purchase tickets for the remaining Disability Awareness Nights, or for more information about the program, contact Lauren Farrell at (412) 325-4928 or

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