The home opener for the Pirates at PNC Park also means opening day for the Presbyterians who support Home Runs for Hunger.
Actually it's home runs for food. Churches in Pittsburgh Presbytery have donated to a fund that will give at least $100 to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank every time a Pirates player hits a home run. The project started after last year's All Star break, in hope of raising $6,000, They exceeded that goal, and this year's goal is $8,000.
This year the presbytery's parent body, the Presbyterian Church (USA), is holding its national assembly in Pittsburgh. During that gathering Presbyterians and their friends who bring non-perishable food to the July 3 game at the park will receive a $1 discount on their game ticket.
Let's go Bucs!