Boys and girls participating in Citiparks BIG League Sports baseball and softball leagues will take to the field at PNC Park on Mon., July 25, and Wed., July 27, for the annual “Mayor’s Cup Championship Games.” Championship games for boys Little League (age 10 – 12) and girls softball (15 years and younger) will take place on Monday, while boys Pony, Colt and Super Colt (ages 13 – 18) will take place on Wednesday. First pitch each day will be at 4 p.m. (see game schedule below)
“BIG League Sports offers quality athletic and educational opportunities for our youth in Pittsburgh neighborhoods,” according to Mayor Luke Ravenstahl. “A true highlight each summer is when our boys and girls compete at PNC Park. Playing in the Pirates’ home park is sure to create memories that last a lifetime.”
This year, the “Mayor’s Cup Challenge” is encouraging all individuals attending to make donations as admission. All donations collected on July 25 and 27 will benefit the American Cancer Society.
“Each year, thousands of people enjoy watching the City’s most talented youth compete at PNC Park,” said Ravenstahl. “We invite the general public to an amazing sporting event, and we encourage them to generously support our chosen charity, the American Cancer Society. Last year, spectators dropped off 1,820 pounds of food along with $1,000 to benefit our 2010 charity, the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.”
Citiparks Pittsburgh BIG League Sports is a cooperative effort between Citiparks, Pittsburgh Pirates, Pirates Charities and other partners. Established in 1994, BIG League Sports now hosts a variety of programs that include baseball, softball, hockey, soccer and special programs for teams.
MAYOR’S CUP CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES SCHEDULE
Monday, July 25, 2011
4:00 p.m. game Little League (boys age 10 – 12)
6:00 p.m. game Slo-Pitch Softball (12 years old and younger)
8:00 p.m. game Fast-Pitch Softball (12 years old and younger)
10:00 p.m. game Fast-Pitch Softball (15 years and younger)
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
4:00 p.m. game Pony (boys age 13 – 14)
6:30 p.m. game Colt (boys age 15 – 16)
9:00 p.m. game Super Colt (boys age 17 – 18)
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