Pirates Coaches Teach Women Baseball Skills at Third Annual “Pitch for Hope”

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Sunday’s sold-out Glimmer of Hope fundraiser benefits Allegheny Health Network’s breast cancer programs.

WHAT: Pitch for Hope Women’s Baseball Clinic, a day of baseball events for women in support of A Glimmer of Hope, a Pittsburgh-based organization funding under-40 breast cancer research. This year’s event, which sold out early, supports funding of new tomosynthesis breast imaging equipment at Allegheny Health Network.

WHEN: Sunday, May 25, 8:15 a.m. – 10 a.m. – baseball clinic hosted by the Pirates 2014 Coaching staff, Pirates Players will visit briefly with participants after the tutorials conclude; 10:15 a.m. – noon, catered brunch, 1:35 p.m., Pirates vs. Washington Nationals.

WHERE: PNC Park on Pittsburgh’s Northside. Media may enter via 24-hour security entrance located on Mazeroski Way. Contact Terry Rodgers to make arrangements.

WHO: William Poller, MD, FACR, Director of Breast Imaging at Allegheny Health Network will be available to speak about how tomosynthesis imaging can help in early diagnosis of breast cancer.

Diana Napper will be available to speak about Glimmer of Hope programs.

Baseball clinic participants will also be available for interviews.

Terry Rodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates
(412) 325-4782
Stephanie Waite
412.337.5484 (mobile)
412.330.4434 (desk)

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