Pirates announce lineup for CARE-a-van

The Pirates released the schedule of the Pirates Charities CARE-a-van, presented by Highmark, which will take place from Dec. 10-12.

The 2014 CARE-a-van will take part in more than 20 private community events and travel to 11 cities in the greater Pittsburgh area.

Players scheduled to attend include Francisco Cervelli, John Holdzkom, Andrew Lambo, Charlie Morton, Gregory Polanco and Chris Stewart, along with prospects Tyler Glasnow and Jameson Taillon. Coaches Jeff Branson, Brad Fischer, Nick Leyva, Euclides Rojas, Ray Searage and Rick Sofield also are scheduled to participate.

Fans can get involved by donating to Pirates Charities to assist current and former military personnel and their families. All proceeds benefit the It's About the Warrior Foundation.

Each donation also will enter fans in a drawing to win one of 12 signed jerseys from the players participating in the CARE-a-van.

Cash Kruth is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @cashkruth. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.