Have you ever imagined standing on the mound like Sandy Koufax (or, you know, pick a modern equivalent), staring down the batter, game on the line, fingers gripping a fastball–?
Well, this isn’t quite like that. But it’s the same mound, same home plate!
Now you can throw out the first pitch at a Pirates game. All you have to do is sign up at https://jfedpgh.org/first-pitch. Anyone can enter (you don’t have to be Jewish). It’s free, and open to people of all abilities. The winner will be randomly selected and contacted the day before the game.
This is a rare opportunity; the Pirates seldom open first-pitch opportunities to the general public like this. The game, August 16, is against the Chicago Cubs.
It’s part of Jewish Heritage Night at PNC Park, August 16, hosted by the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh. Those who attend will receive a special limited edition Pirates Jewish Heritage Night cap, and are invited to show up early for a kosher BBQ before the game. A vegetarian an option is available. To purchase tickets and/or register for the BBQ, visit https://jfedpgh.org/jewish-heritage-night.
If you have any questions, or to inquire about the vegetarian option, contact Josh Avart at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-325-4903.