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Pirates Charities on ROOT SPORTS Auction

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - Rivertowne Brewing Hall of Fame Club
Presented by ROOT SPORTS and Pirates Charities

The Pirates partnered with ROOT SPORTS to host the Pirates Charities on ROOT SPORTS Auction at PNC Park in the Rivertowne Brewing Hall of Fame Club.

Fans from all around the country were able to participate and bid on premier items and experiences in this live on-air auction during the game.

Thanks to the generosity of Bucs fans everywhere, the event raised $400,000 to support Miracle League programs throughout the Greater Pittsburgh area and Bradenton, Florida.

Featured premium experiences that were up for bid:

Item #1
"It's a Hockey Night" with Clint and Karla Hurdle
Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle and his wife Karla will host you and a guest at a Pittsburgh Penguins regular season home game this off-season
  • Limousine will bring you and your guest from your home to join Clint and Karla for a private pre-game dinner at Hyde Park Steakhouse, located adjacent to PNC Park
  • Following dinner, you will all be taken by limousine to CONSOL Energy Center to watch the Pittsburgh Penguins game
  • Package includes game tickets, food and beverage
  • Date to be mutually agreed upon, but must be used in October, November, December of 2013 or January 2014
  • Starting Bid = $1,500
Item #2
Pirates Road Trip to Colorado
  • Two round-trip airline tickets to Colorado for the Pirates/Rockies August 9-11 series
  • Overnight accommodations (one room; double-occupancy) for three nights (August 9, August 10, August 11) at the Pirates' team hotel Westin Denver Downtown
  • Two game tickets for the August 9, 10 and 11 games at Coors Field
  • Opportunity to be on the field at Coors to watch the Pirates take bp (for one game)
  • Starting Bid = $2,000
Item #3
ROOT SPORTS "Root For Your Pirates" Commercial & Viewing Party
ROOT SPORTS will record/film and produce a thirty (:30) commercial showing how you 'ROOT for the Pirates'
  • Commercial to debut after the 2013 All-Star break and will air a minimum of forty (40) times throughout the remainder of the regular season
  • Complimentary DVD for you and your guest stars
  • To be hosted and recorded at a mutually agreed upon location in the Greater Pittsburgh Area. Cannot be purchased to promote a corporation/organization
ROOT SPORTS will host a viewing for you and fourteen (14) of your closest friends and family in the ROOT SPORTS suite at PNC Park during a regular season Pirates 2013 game
  • Suite includes complimentary food and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Winning bidder must contact ROOT SPORTS by July 31, 2013 to make the arrangements for the package
  • Starting Bid = $1500
Item #4
Spring Training Trip in 2014
  • Two (2) round-trip airline tickets to beautiful Bradenton, Florida
  • Extended weekend accommodations at the Courtyard by Marriott (Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights)
  • Private tour of Pirate City
  • Game tickets to watch the Pirates at McKechnie Field
  • $100 in concession coupons to be used at McKechnie Field
  • Opportunity to throw out a first pitch
  • Bass 'n Bay fishing charter for two with Captain Brady and Pirates broadcaster Tim Neverett
  • This is a half-day in-shore fishing trip (4-5 hours), and Captain Brady will clean and bag any fish you catch
  • Starting Bid = $1,500
Item #5
"Family Reunion" Softball Game & Picnic on the Field at PNC Park
You and 30 of your family members/friends/clients will have the opportunity to have a picnic at PNC Park and play a game of softball in the outfield of PNC Park following the conclusion of the Pirates regular season.
  • Package includes ballpark food and beverages for 30 people courtesy of Aramark
  • 30 replica Pirates Hats
  • Commemorative group photo
  • Visit by the Pirate Parrot
  • Welcome on the scoreboard and opportunity for a party guest to serve as the PA announcer either from the announcer's booth or on the field
  • Mutually agreeable date during 2013
  • Starting Bid: $2,500
Item #6
"A Collector's Dream" Autographed Memorabilia from the 2013 Pirates
The newest addition for the 2013 Pirates Charities on ROOT SPORTS is a Pirates memorabilia collector's dream with various unique items autographed by members of the 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates.

Autographed items include:
  • A baseball from Pirates starter Jeff Locke
  • A catcher's mitt from Pirates backstop Russell Martin
  • A home white jersey from Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez
  • A black alternate jersey from Pirates outfielder Starling Marte
  • A 1971 "Sunday Alternate" jersey Pirates infielder Jordy Mercer
  • A batting practice jersey from Pirates reliever Mark Melancon
  • A bat from Pirates infielder Neil Walker
  • Batting gloves from Pirates centerfielder Andrew McCutchen
  • A Batting helmet from Pirates infielder/outfielder Garrett Jones
  • A cap from Pirates closer Jason Grilli
  • Cleats from Pirates outfielder Travis Snider
  • The lineup card from the July 9 game - and bubble gum - from Pirates skipper Clint Hurdle
  • Starting Bid: $1,000
VIP Bags

Fans also had the opportunity to purchase VIP Bags for $125 each. Each bag includes an autographed baseball, Pirates baseball tickets, and an assortment of goodies including Pirates merchandise. Some randomly selected bags will also include vouchers for a variety of premium items.
VIP Bags should arrive to the buyer by early August, 2013.

VIP+ Bags

For $550, fans could purchase a VIP+ bag that includes an authentic Pirates home white or black alternate game jersey autographed by their favorite player!
Due to the customization options associated with VIP+ bags, these bags should arrive to the buyer by the end of September, 2013.