WPC Hosts Members’ Night at PNC Park
Thu, Aug 7th 2008, 16:28. Filed under News Releases.
Pittsburgh, PA – August 7, 2008 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) will host a special night of Pirates baseball to honor Conservancy members on Thursday, August 14 at PNC Park. This event, which includes fireworks and an REO Speedwagon concert, will generate support for the Conservancy’s work in protecting the region’s most important natural places.
“We at the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy are pleased that the Pittsburgh Pirates have chosen to honor our more than 10,000 members and celebrate their role in enhancing the quality of life in Western Pennsylvania. The Pirates have led by example in their efforts to conserve natural resources and support charitable activities in the region,” said Tom Saunders, WPC’s President and CEO.
The Pittsburgh Pirates will host the Cincinnati Reds at 7:05 p.m. on August 14, with fireworks and the REO Speedwagon concert following the ballgame. A portion of sales generated in selected sections will be donated to WPC. For every $20 outfield box seat purchased through the WPC Members’ Night program, the Conservancy will receive five dollars. WPC will receive two dollars from designated seats in the left and right field $9 grandstand sections. Both WPC members and non-members are welcome to participate.
“We are proud to support the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and their mission to protect land, restore watersheds and save natural habitats throughout our region,” said Pirates President Frank Coonelly. “Much like with our ‘Let’s Go Bucs, Let’s Go Green’ program, we are pleased to be able to utilize our position within the greater Pittsburgh community to raise awareness of this important issue.”
All tickets must be ordered by contacting Jason Marovick at 412-325-4964 and the buyer must indicate at that time that the ticket is being purchased for WPC Members’ Night in order for the Conservancy to receive a donation. Marovick can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
To date, the Conservancy has protected nearly 225,000 acres of natural lands in Pennsylvania. Now in its 76th year, Pennsylvania’s first conservancy continues to partner with grassroots organizations to protect land, restore watersheds and save natural habitats.
The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) preserves Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater®, which was designed in 1935 and entrusted to the Conservancy in 1963 by Edgar Kaufmann jr. A symbol of living in harmony with nature, Fallingwater is open to the public and offers a wide variety of educational programs to its more than 135,000 annual visitors.
Each year, WPC plants and maintains community gardens and greening projects throughout Western Pennsylvania. In 2007, WPC partnered with more than 5,300 volunteers and dozens of community organizations to plant 140 gardens in 19 western Pennsylvania counties.