Pirates Prize Pack Giveaway!


Your Pittsburgh Pirates have generously donated to Make Room for Kids a prize pack chock full of goodies including game tickets and an autographed Pedro Alvarez baseball.

And instead of shoving these things into my closet while hissing “my preciousssssssssss,” I am going to be a good person and give the prize pack away to one lucky reader.

You can enter by commenting. I’ll keep this giveaway open until the moment the $10,000 is raised at which time random.org will pick a lucky winner who will receive:

  • Pirates Cooler bag filled with:
  • Pirates replica BP hat
  • Starling Marte Fat Head
  • Andrew McCutchen Bobblehead
  • Raise the Jolly Roger Flag
  • Pirates t-shirt
  • Pirates wine set
  • Pirates beach mat
  • Pirates Tervis Tumbler travel mug
  • 4 tickets to a Mon-Thurs game (except Opening Day)
  • Autographed Pedro Alvarez baseball

I don’t know what the value of all this stuff would be, but I’m conservatively guessing it’s about four million dollars.

Keep them all for yourself. Dish them out as gifts throughout the year. Let your kids fight like Zappalas and Ories over them.

And since I am being so kind as to give this stuff away, PLEASE PLEASE donate a few bucks so our sick kids in the CICU, trauma, and ortho units at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh can receive a multimedia overhaul that will bring them gaming and distractions.

If you donated today before we switched the contest to comment to win, no worries. You’re entered! Good luck!


  1. Thomas R.
    March 3, 2014 9:28 am

    It’s worth at least 4 million pigeons at the very least.

  2. Sean from Louisville
    March 3, 2014 9:50 am

    Go Bucs!

  3. Colson
    March 3, 2014 11:32 am

    While important to root on our home team, enough cannot be said for the support needed for our young friends at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Donate today.

  4. Meredith Guthrie
    March 3, 2014 11:35 am

    It’s worth at least $4 million!

  5. John
    March 3, 2014 11:52 am

    Go Bucs!

  6. Jeff
    March 3, 2014 11:58 am

    Let’s Go Bucs.

  7. amy
    March 3, 2014 1:53 pm

    I’ll share with my fam. Go Bucs!

  8. Amy H.
    March 3, 2014 5:13 pm

    I’m running the Pittsburgh Half Marathon in May to raise money for the Mario Lemeiux Foundation. I just love this organization. Do it for the sick kids!

  9. Toby
    March 3, 2014 5:17 pm

    I’m in. A great prize, and an even greater cause.

  10. Nicole
    March 3, 2014 6:20 pm

    Go Bucs!

  11. Melissa
    March 3, 2014 6:56 pm

    I second the “I’m in. A great prize, and an even greater cause.” sentiment above.

  12. MessyDee
    March 3, 2014 7:54 pm

    This is hilarious (not the OCD part, of course, but the “naming” of the sisters!)…

    “Schmoozie (Schmoozie is semi-famous in the city in which she lives and as such she gets to schmooze with some bigwigs in the city. Plus, an actual ex-mayor hates her. GLAMOROUS!)” — My Toddler is Supervillain

  13. Bee
    March 4, 2014 7:50 am

    Believe it or not, my 87 year old granny is a HUGE Buccos fan and I’d love to win this for her :)

  14. cheryl
    March 4, 2014 12:20 pm

    Red Sox and Pirates in a spring training game on Sunday…what can I say, we’re a house divided….

  15. Ron
    March 4, 2014 1:08 pm

    Great cause and great prizes! Getting ready for the bandwagon… And suck it Portland!

  16. Lauren W
    March 4, 2014 1:48 pm

    You do good work. Thanks for helping add goodness into the world…

  17. Janet
    March 4, 2014 3:19 pm


  18. Brian
    March 5, 2014 11:05 am

    I’ve already donated and currently have a 4 month old in the CICU following open heart surgery. This is a great cause and will really help sick kids in those units.

  19. Barb
    March 5, 2014 11:25 am

    I’ve already donated. Happy to help support this cause!

  20. WoodysWorldTV
    March 5, 2014 11:42 am

    Always thankful that there are people, like Ginny, willing to step up and pull people together to help the kids. Sometimes all we need is a boost.

  21. Dan
    March 5, 2014 11:51 am

    Lets Go Bucs!

  22. Melissa
    March 5, 2014 11:57 am

    A great cause! Thanks for doing this. :)

  23. Al
    March 5, 2014 12:00 pm

    Just donated! Let’s Go Bucs!

  24. texterB
    March 5, 2014 12:12 pm

    Raise it!

  25. Michael H
    March 6, 2014 1:23 pm

    Looking forward to another run toward October!

  26. Michelle
    March 6, 2014 3:46 pm

    This is the year! What a great cause, and let’s go Bucs!

  27. Ali
    March 6, 2014 3:47 pm

    Go Bucs!!!!!!!!!!

  28. Dustin
    March 6, 2014 5:19 pm

    This prize is #buccoverified

    Let’s Go Bucs!

  29. Eileen
    March 6, 2014 8:36 pm

    Not only are you responsible for raising funds for these kids; equally if not more important, you are responsible for raising their spirits.
    Raise it!!!

  30. Tyler
    March 7, 2014 8:49 am

    Let’s go Bucs!

  31. Contenta
    March 7, 2014 9:09 am

    Donate today!!

  32. Contenta
    March 7, 2014 9:10 am

    Donate today!! Great cause!

  33. Stacy Pardoe
    March 7, 2014 9:36 am

    Donated! Great cause!

  34. Ben
    March 7, 2014 10:00 am

    Go Bucs!

  35. Heather
    March 7, 2014 10:02 am

    Let’s Go Bucs!

  36. Todd
    March 7, 2014 10:10 am

    Let’s go Bucs!! And Let’s go MRFK!!! Donation, MADE!

  37. kc
    March 7, 2014 10:25 am

    “to win it all”

  38. Karen
    March 7, 2014 10:46 am

    This is the year!

  39. Amy M
    March 7, 2014 11:22 am

    Great cause. Great basket. Go Bucs!

  40. Donnah
    March 11, 2014 11:06 am

    Lets Go Bucs!