Fundraisers – May 22

Published May 21, 2013 at 8:15 pm (Updated May 21, 2013 at 8:15 pm)

A Glimmer of Hope

The Pittsburgh Pirates will host the third annual Pitch for Hope Women’s Baseball clinic, a baseball skills workshop, June 30 for women 14 years of age and older. The event will be held at PNC Park to support A Glimmer of Hope, a cancer research organization that funds under-40 breast cancer research. The proceeds this year will fund 3D automated breast ultrasound equipment at Allegheny General Hospital. For more information, visit

Denis Theatre

The Denis Theatre Foundation is hosting a retro-themed gala, Here Comes the Sun, June 20 at the Reed Smith Corporate Offices, located on Fifth Avenue, Downtown. The evening will feature a silent auction, cocktails, hip music and fabulous fare, and will honor the creative team behind the play and film “The Chief,” as well as celebrate the legacy of Art Rooney Sr. Dress is cocktail or business attire. For more information, visit

Bethel Friends of the Montour Trail

The Bethel Branch of the Montour Trail will hold its Eighth annual J. R. Taylor Memorial 5K Race/Walk on June 1. All proceeds from the event support trail and bridge maintenance and improvements along the trail.

The race/walk begins at 8:30 a.m. on the trail near the Washington Elementary School on Clifton Road behind Al’s Café with a turnaround near Bush Run Road. The finish line is near the starting point. The top three finishers in each age category will receive awards. Snacks, drinks and a door prize drawing will be provided following the race.

Registration for the event can be completed online at or with a paper form, which are available at the message boards along the trail. Event day registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Washington Elementary School.

Registration fee is $25.

For more information, contact Cyndee Welsh at 412-835-0522 or Kerry Boehner at 412-334-2018.

Cecil Friends of the Montour Trail

The Cecil Friends of the Montour Trail’s Tails for Trails 5K Fun Dog Walk takes place June 1. The walk begins at 9 a.m. at the Kurnick (National) Trailhead – where there will be several vendors featuring pet related products – and will head east to the turn-around at the Tandem Connection, crossing the new bridge over Morganza Road. Frank Ludwin will be grilling hot dogs, and there will be beverages and sweets for the participants when they return. Along with the walk, there will be a Chinese auction and door prizes for the participants, and Candace Verduce Photography will be taking photos of the four-legged furry friends. The Montour Railroad Historical Society will be present, as will Donna Duncan, who will put on a canine CPR demonstration.

Registration is $12 per dog. Forms are available at several locations on and near the trail and online at

Collier Township Firefighters Association

Collier Township Firefighters Association hosts its seventh annual golf fundraising event July 1 at The Club at Nevillewood.

The golf package includes golf with cart, driving range and putting practice, drinks on the course, a gift at registration, breakfast and lunch, prizes, raffles and contest awards.

Corporate sponsorships are available. Checks to be made out to: Collier Township Firefighters Association, mail to: CTFFA, Attn: Rich Redlinger, 2150 English Turn Drive, Presto, Pa., 15142.

For more information, call 412-200-2460, visit or email

Our Lady of Grace

Our Lady of Grace School will hold its 11th Annual Golf Outing at Lindenwood Golf Club on June 7.

Darieth Chisolm from WPXI, It Works and Fullbody Fitness will emcee. The event will include dinner and raffle prizes. Tickets are available for dinner only and a chance at auction items and prizes.

The event helps to raise funds for the school, students and also helps maintain tuition costs.

To purchase tickets or become a sponsor, contact the school at 412-279-6611 or visit

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