Posted: 9:24 p.m. Friday, April 18, 2014

Proceeds from Pirates’ 50/50 raffle Saturday will benefit Franklin Regional victims

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PITTSBURGH —

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Pirates Charities are encouraging all fans in attendance at the Pirates vs. Brewers game at PNC Park on Saturday to show their support of Franklin Regional through the Pirates Charities 50/50 Raffle.
 
All proceeds from the Pirates Charities 50/50 Raffle will benefit the We Are FR Fund, a fund set up to assist the victims of the Franklin Regional school tragedy.
 
One hundred percent of the donations will be used to meet immediate needs of the injured students and families, help with student and staff needs related to the event and address long-term recovery for the district.  If any funds remain once these needs are addressed, a permanent scholarship fund may be established.
 
The Pirates organization and Franklin Regional are working together to coordinate a Franklin Regional Night at PNC Park at a later date this season.
 
The Pirates Charities 50/50 Raffle takes place during every game at PNC Park starting from the time the gates open to the general public through the last out of the sixth inning.  Each night one lucky fan wins 50 percent of the total amount collected during the game.

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