Community Night at PNC Park planned

STEUBENVILLE – Ticket demand for Steubenville-Weirton Community Night at PNC Park has been so great that organizers have added another bus for the July 13 trip to see the Pirates take on the New York Mets.

The evening is sponsored by the Herald-Star, The Weirton Daily Times, Hancock County Savings Bank, EM Media, the Health Plan, Trinity Health System, Fort Steuben Mall, Wine and Beverage Merchants of West Virginia, Choice Brands of Ohio and Iron City Distributors.

“We are pleased to support the Steubenville-Weirton Community Night at PNC Park,” said Catherine J. Ferrari, Hancock County Savings Bank president and chief executive officer. “We know that our community members love the Pirates, as we do, and we are happy to know that they will spend a day enjoying the beauty of the ballpark and the excitement of Pirates baseball. As a community bank, we are committed to supporting our friends and neighbors, and this is one terrific way to accomplish that commitment. Summer days and the Pirates – can it get much better than that?”

The cost is $65 for a ticket that includes bus transportation to the 7:05 p.m. game and $55 for each each ticket for those who provide their own transportation.

“Our community nights are among the most popular events we are involved in each year,” said Ross Gallabrese, executive editor of the Herald-Star and The Weirton Daily Times. “They offer a chance to enjoy a relaxing evening at PNC Park with your friends and family members. And, when you look at the entire package, the evening represents a great value.”

A ticket includes a seat in the all-you-can-eat section along the right field line. Food in that section will include hamburgers, hot dogs, nachos, sodas, peanuts, pretzels, popcorn and ice cream sandwiches.

“This is always a big event for our community, and everybody seems to enjoy themselves,” said Craig Howell, managing editor of The Weirton Daily Times. “It’s a great opportunity to experience the magic of professional baseball, see some fireworks and have a chance to win some great prizes.”

Those purchasing tickets through the newspapers also will receive a Roberto Clemente jersey. Fireworks will be presented after the game, and prizes, including autographed items and Pirates promotional materials, will be given away between innings.

“This is our largest community night ever,” said Cindy Kotsch, community events coordinator for the newspapers.

All tickets can be charged by phone or are available at the newspaper offices during regular business hours. Call Diana Brown at (740) 283-4711 to purchase tickets.