Pirates Homestand Highlights Friday, September 12-Sunday, September 21, 2014

The Pirates return to PNC Park for the final regular season homestand of 2014 to host the Chicago Cubs, the Boston Red Sox, and the Milwaukee Brewers. The final regular season homestand will be highlighted by the Baseball Equipment Drive on Friday, September 12; Fan Jam featuring Lynard Skynard on Saturday, September 13 and Clemente Day on Wednesday, September 17.

Friday, September 12, 2014 - Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs (7:05 p.m.)

• Baseball Equipment Drive: Tonight the Pirates will partner with the Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF) to host a baseball and softball equipment drive at PNC Park. Pirates Charities will be collecting new and gently used baseball and softball equipment at the five main gates entering PNC Park. All equipment donated will support the Pittsburgh Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) program.

• Friday Block Party: Tonight is another Friday Block Party on Federal Street. Fans will have the opportunity to party on the street with food and beer sales. Pirates alumni Al Oliver will be the special guest bartender at the Budweiser Bar that will be located on Federal Street.

• Pirates PNC Bank Debit Card Game: As part of the many fan-friendly values at PNC Park, tonight is a Pirates PNC Bank Debit Card game. Fans can save up to $10 on tickets for select games throughout the season simply by using a Pirates PNC Bank Debit Card. For full details, visit pirates.com/piratescard.

• Free Shirt Friday: The Pirates popular Free Shirt Friday continues as the first 25,000 fans, with paid admission, will receive a Pirates tee courtesy of California University of Pennsylvania.

• Beer Passport Night: Beer Passport ticket holders 21-and-older are invited to a 90-minute beer sampling event that begins when gates open at 5:30 p.m. For more information and to order tickets, visit pirates.com/beerpassport.

Saturday, September 13, 2014 - Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs (7:05 p.m.)

• Meet El Coffee: Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco will greet fans and sign autographs from 11 a.m. to noon at Casa D'Oro Jewelers (Four Points Sheraton, 910 Sheraton, Dr. Mars, PA).

• Mercer Me: Pirates infielder Jordy Mercer will greet fans and sign autographs from noon to 1 p.m. at the Canonsburg King's Family Restaurant (580 McClelland Road Canonsburg, PA 15317) thanks to Coca- Cola.

• The Vanimal: Pirates starter Vance Worley will greet fans and sign autographs today from noon to 1 p.m. at the T-Mobile on Forbes & S. Bouquet St (3807 Forbes Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15213).

• Meet Al: Pirates Alumni Al Oliver will be signing copies of his new autobiographical book, Life's A Hit, Don't Strike Out at the Majestic Clubhouse Store at PNC Park, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 8 p.m. The book features an in-depth view of Oliver's life from overcoming hardships to becoming a Major League Baseball Player

• Saturday Block Party: Today is a Saturday Block Party as fans will enjoy food and beer sales on Federal Street. Pirates alumni Dave Giusti will be the special guest bartender at the Budweiser Bar.

• Lynyrd Skynyrd Fan Jam: After tonight's game, all fans are encouraged to stay in their seats for a postgame concert featuring Lynyrd Skynyrd. This is the final show of the 2014 Summer Concert Series at PNC Park. The Pirates are now offering fans the chance to watch the postgame show from the infield at PNC Park with the special Field Pass. For complete information and to order tickets and field passes, visit pirates.com/concerts.

• Scratch n' Win: Tonight all fans in attendance will receive a free Scratch n' Win card presented by Eat n' Park.

Sunday, September 14, 2014 - Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs (1:35 p.m.) Kids Day

• Prader Willi Clinic: Today Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle and Pirates Charities will host kids and families from the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association, PA chapter for a day full of activities. The day will start with breakfast in the Press Conference Room at 8 a.m. At 8:45 a.m., the kids will be escorted to the field where they will be welcomed by Clint Hurdle and his coaching staff and participate in an hour baseball skills clinic. After the clinic, the kids and their families will be treated to a private "Just Ducky" Tour before enjoying the game.

• Coast 2 Coast: Coast 2 Coast For the Kids is new non-profit organization structured to support the fight against pediatric cancer on a national scale. Today, organizer Norman Horn will visit PNC Park to raise awareness of the cause in a pregame ceremony and throw out a first pitch. Horn's mission and the purpose of his organization is to hike across the country from San Francisco, CA to Atlantic City, NJ with the hope to inspire meaningful action because cancer is the number one disease killer of children in the United States.

• Gerrit Cole Giveaway: Kids 14 and younger will receive a Gerrit Cole Fathead Jr. wall decal, presented by Kennametal.

• Boy Scout Day: Boy Scout Day is a celebration of area Boy Scouts and their families & friends while enjoying Bucco baseball. Participating Scouts will receive a Pittsburgh Pirates Boy Scout Patch. For more information on the sold out event visit pirates.com/boyscouts.

• Advantage Card Game: As part of the many fan-friendly values at PNC Park, today is a Giant Eagle Advantage Card game. Fans can save up to $10 on select tickets for every Sunday home game. For complete details, visit pirates.com/advantagecard.

• Kids Day: Come down early and join the fun as the #1 Cochran Family Fun Zone will be open on Federal Street from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lined up outside PNC Park will be inflatable rides, face painting, information about the Bucaroos Kids Club, presented by Chick-fil-A and more.

• Seven Springs: Today during the Kids Day festivities on Federal Street, Seven Springs Mountain Resort will host a live snowboarding demonstration.

• Kids Run the Bases: Kids attending today's game are invited to stick around after to run the bases on the field at PNC Park with the Kids Run the Bases, presented by Kennywood.

Monday, September 15, 2014 - Off Day

• Players for Kids Gala: Tonight is the Pittsburgh Kids Foundation annual Players for Kids Gala at the Westin Convention Center Hotel. Cocktail Hour begins at 6 p.m. with the dinner and program at 7 p.m. Several Pirates Players, Coaches and their wives will be in attendance.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - Pirates vs. Boston Red Sox (7:05 p.m.)

• Meet Gaby: Fans will have the chance to meet Pirates first baseman Gaby Sanchez today from noon to 1 p.m. at the PNC Bank in Washington (PNC Bank Washington North 319 Washington Road Washington, PA 15301).

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - Pirates vs. Boston Red Sox (7:05 p.m.)

• Clemente Day: As part of the celebration in honor of the great Roberto Clemente, Pirates players, coaches and front office staff will again visit a Pittsburgh area school to deliver much needed school supplies and equipment. This year the Pirates will visit Banksville Elementary School (1001 Carnahan Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15216), a Pittsburgh public school for an 11 a.m. assembly and to hand deliver school supplies and equipment.

• Pirates Community Commitment Program: As part of the celebration in honor of the great Roberto Clemente, the Pirates will recognize the team's Clemente Award winner and one player from each of their minor league affiliates as the recipients of the organization's seventh annual Pirates Community Commitment Program awards in a pregame on-field ceremony before tonight's game. The Community Commitment Program encourages players throughout the Pirates' system to emulate Clemente's legacy of community service.

• Error-Free: Tonight in an on-field pregame ceremony, Westinghouse will present a check to the United Way as part of their "Error-Free" promotion in which Westinghouse donates $1,000 to the United Way for every error-free game the Pirates play this season.

• Social Media Night: Tonight is the final Social Media Night of 2014. For just $28 (included is $10 in loaded value) fans will have access to the Bucs Social Media Lounge, located in the right field area. Also guests will receive one of our special #RaiseIt tees, a ticket in section 146 and more. Tickets are limited, so for complete information and to order tickets visit pirates.com/socialmedia.

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - Pirates vs. Boston Red Sox (7:05 p.m.)

• Vanimal: Today Vance Worley will sign autographs and greet fans from noon to 1 p.m. at PNC Bank North Hills Banking Center (59 McIntyre Square Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15237). • Hometown Appearance: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker will be greet fans and sign autographs from noon to 1 p.m. at BRGR in the Cranberry Mall shopping center.

Friday, September 19, 2014 - Pirates vs. Milwaukee Brewers (7:05 p.m.)

• Have Mercer: Jordy Mercer will meet fans and sign autographs today from noon to 1 p.m. at the Richland PNC Bank (505 Grandview Xing Drive Gibsonia, PA 15044).

• Pirates and Chevron: Pirates Charities and Chevron will present a check in the amount of $265,000 to the Carnegie Science Center in an on-field ceremony for the development of the Science of Baseball Program. This program is scheduled to debut in the spring of 2015 and travel around to Pittsburgh area schools using baseball to teach math and science.

• VIP Day: Pirates and Pirates Charities Chairman Bob Nutting will host a VIP (Very Important Pirate) Party for the Butterfly Bandits. Founded in 2012 by a thyroid cancer survivor whose mission is to raise awareness of thyroid cancer and thyroid disease. The group will be special guests of Mr. Nutting and will have the opportunity to enjoy the game from the Pirates Charities Suite. Mr. Nutting has hosted a VIP Party each month during the season in order to provide deserving guests with a night at the ballpark in true VIP-style, complete with a private meet-and-greet with Pirates players and coaches, a Pirates replica jersey and VIP gift bag. There will also be an opportunity to participate in a pregame ceremony and enjoy a great ballpark menu items provided by Levy Restaurants through their Levy Cares program.

• Friday Block Party: Tonight is another Friday Block Party on Federal Street. Fans will enjoy live music, featuring The Delaney's, and can party on the street with food and beer sales. A member of the Pirates alumni will be the special guest bartender at the Budweiser Bar that will be located on Federal Street.

• Fan Vote Free Shirt Friday: The Pirates popular Free Shirt Friday continues as the first 25,000 fans, with paid admission, will receive a Pirates tee, presented by FedEx Ground. For the first time ever the Pirates let their fans decide the design for tonight's Fan Vote Free Shirt Friday as all fans had the opportunity to vote on Twitter from August 29 through September 5.

• Pirates PNC Bank Debit Card Game: As part of the many fan-friendly values at PNC Park, tonight is a Pirates PNC Bank Debit Card game. Fans can save up to $10 on tickets for select games throughout the season simply by using a Pirates PNC Bank Debit Card. For full details, visit pirates.com/piratescard.

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - Pirates vs. Milwaukee Brewers (7:05 p.m.)

• Cheerleading Day: Today beginning at 11 a.m. local cheerleading and dance squads will compete in a special cheer and dance competition on Federal Street as part of Cheerleading Day at PNC Park. Both the champion cheer squad and champion dance team will be honored prior to tonight's game in a special pregame on-field ceremony.

• Act of Valor: Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton and Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy were each named as part of six finalists for the Bob Feller Act of Valor award. Tonight each will be recognized on the field in a pregame ceremony. The award is given to the players that reflect the values, integrity and dedication to serving our country that Bob Feller himself possessed.

• Saturday Block Party: Today is a Saturday Block Party as fans will enjoy food and beer sales on Federal Street. A member of the Pirates alumni will be the special guest bartender at the Budweiser Bar.

• Zambelli Fireworks Night: Fans are encouraged to stay in their seats immediately following the game and enjoy an amazing fireworks display presented by Zambelli Fireworks International, courtesy of Yuengling Oktoberfest. • Schedule Day: All fans in attendance tonight will receive a free 2015 Pirates magnetic schedule courtesy of PNC Bank.

• Scratch n' Win: Tonight all fans in attendance will receive a free Scratch n' Win card presented by Eat n' Park.

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - Pirates vs. Milwaukee Brewers (1:35 p.m.) Kids Day

• Yoga Day: Today will begin with Oms in the outfield with over 1,300 participants as the Pirates host their first ever Yoga Day on the field at PNC Park. The sold out yoga class will take place on the outfield grass from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. For complete information visit pirates.com/yoga.

• Miracle League Kids Day: Today will be a very special "Kids Take the Field" with nine Miracle League players from the four local Miracle League's supported by Pirates Charities participating in the pre-game, on-field event. The Miracle League players will greet the Pirates at each position as they take the field before the first pitch.

• Knit Cap: Kids 14 and younger in attendance today will receive a kid's knit cap, presented by Highmark.

• Fan Appreciation Day: Prizes will be given out throughout the game to select ticket holders. Prizes include gift cards, 2015 Pirates tickets and more. Also the Pirates will be announcing seat locations of fans throughout the game that have been chosen for the opportunity to go onto the field post-game and receive a game worn jersey autographed by the Pirates player.

• Advantage Card Game: As part of the many fan-friendly values at PNC Park, today is a Giant Eagle Advantage Card game. Fans can save up to $10 on select tickets for every Sunday home game. For complete details, visit pirates.com/advantagecard.

• Military Ticket Discount The Pirates are proud to team up with GovX.com to offer discounted tickets to active-duty, reserve, veteran, and retired service members and their families. All season long military members are invited to save up to $10 per ticket on select seats at PNC Park. Tickets are available now at pirates.com/military and a valid active-duty, reserve, retired, dependent or DOD employee ID card is required for ticket window purchases.

• College Student Discount For select games during the 2014 season, students with a valid college email address will receive a special discount off the advance ticket price of select games. To receive the code, college students may simply fill out the form at pirates.com/student. Each code is valid for up to fourteen tickets.

• Dynamic Pricing Section The Pirates popular dynamic pricing system is back in 2014 and includes both the Bleacher Reserve and Upper Bleacher Reserve sections of PNC Park. Tickets for the 2,400 located in left field, are all on sale NOW for the remainder of the season. The initial ticket price will then be adjusted- both lower and higher- in real time, based on several factors. For the complete list of games and to find the on-sale dates, visit pirates.com/dynamic.

• Hunt Auctions Kiosk Located on the main concourse behind section 125, the Hunt Auctions kiosk is your one and only source for game-used and autographed items at PNC Park. Stop by to own your piece of the 2013 Pirates post-season, or check out our new autographed and game-used products featuring Gerrit Cole, Pedro Alvarez, Andrew McCutchen and more.

• Fan Values The Pirates are pleased to offer a variety of fan-friendly values throughout 2014, simply visit pirates.com/tickets for these great deals and more.

• Coca-Cola Fan Pack: Every Sunday game at PNC Park fans will have the opportunity to purchase the Coca-Cola Fan Pack for only $35. The deal includes a Lower Outfield Box ticket, a hot dog, pretzel and a Coca-Cola fountain drink.

• All You Can Eat: The All You Can Eat Seats are a popular way to enjoy a game in Sections 201 through 205. Tickets include all the hot dogs, hamburgers, nachos, salads, popcorn, peanuts, peanut butter-filled pretzels, ice cream and soda you can handle for one low price -- and there are dedicated All You Can Eat concession stands with a speed line approach. Please visit pirates.com/allyoucaneat for tickets and pricing.