Pirates Charities elevate the spirits of wounded warriors with the House Run Derby Problem on MLB The Present 21 – CBS Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pittsburgh Pirates are out and about in Minnesota this weekend, but their nonprofit organization made good use of their home stadium on Friday.
A group of wounded warriors gathered on the club level in PNC Park to play MLB The Show 21. The veterans took part in a home run derby challenge and even received a surprise visit from pirate mug Steven Brault, who met them through Zoom.
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Pirates Charities hosted the event to lift everyone’s spirits.
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“As COVID restrictions get better, people are allowed to go to places,” said James Martin of the Wounded Warrior Project. “With the release of MLB The Show and the opportunity to bring warriors together with the beautiful facilities at this stadium, none of this happens without both partners working together and creating something beautiful. I am forever grateful. “
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In the virtual home run derby, veteran Leo Robert from Pittsburgh scored 24 home runs and took home a signed Brault jersey as a prize.