The Pirates were proud to partner with ROOT SPORTS to host the Pirates Charities on ROOT SPORTS Auction at PNC Park when the Pirates hosted the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Fans from all around the country were able to participate and bid on several premier items and experiences in this live on-air auction during the game.
Proceeds from the auction will be used to support Pirates Charities, the "Wins for Kids" Program and the Children's Institute of Pittsburgh. Pirates Charities has been pleased to support the Children's Institute through "Wins for Kids" since 2011, with the help of ROOT SPORTS, Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle and his wife, Karla. "Wins for Kids" provides funding for the Prader-Willi Syndrome Program at The Children's Institute of Pittsburgh, which is the only hospital-based site in the world offering treatment for this complex genetic disorder. Through the on ROOT SPORTS Auction, Pirates Charities will expand this support to include The Children's Institute's "Centers of Excellence," including specialized programs for Prader-Willi syndrome, brain injury rehabilitation, spinal cord injury rehabilitation and autism. Your contribution through the on ROOT SPORTS Auction will help The Children's Institute impact the lives of thousands of amazing kids and their families in the Pittsburgh region and beyond.