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Riverhounds to host ‘Peace on the Pitch’ event November 18

Riverhounds to host ‘Peace on the Pitch’ event November 18

In light of the tragic events at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood, Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC will host a fundraiser event, Peace on the Pitch, from 12-4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18 at Highmark Stadium with all proceeds and donations being split between the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and the City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety.

Event Flyer

Centered on Pittsburgh neighborhoods unifying and standing together through the beautiful game, participants will be provided with the opportunity to play soccer on the Highmark Stadium field, in addition to other activities.

Friendlies will consist of 7-on-7 competition with teams having between 7- 10 participants. Age groups include under-6, under-8, under-10, under-12, under-14, under-16, under-18 and 20-years-or-older.

To register for the 7-on-7 competition, please visit here. A total of 64 openings are offered. Teams must represent an organization, club or business and contain between 7-10 members. On the day of the event, teams must check in at Highmark Stadium between 12-1 p.m.

After the friendlies, a first responders game and a penalty shootout will take place. With each goal during the shootout, partners will offer a paid donation toward the fundraiser.

Special t-shirts donated by adidas will be sold with all proceeds going toward the fundraising effort.

The shirts will feature a special mockup of the Riverhounds SC logo with the wording #StrongerThanHate underneath.

Open donations will be accepted at the event. Partners will also provide prize baskets containing special items for raffle on the day of the event. These, as well as profits from concessions and a 50/50 raffle, will all go toward the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and the City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety.

In addition, parking will be a $5 donation with all proceeds going to the fundraising efforts on behalf of ABM Parking Services.

For information regarding donations, as well as the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and the City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety, please visit their respective websites atjewishpgh.org and pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety.

If your organization would like to contribute to the event, please contact our Director of Marketing Jordan Kay at jkay@riverhounds.com

John Krysinsky has covered soccer and other sports for many years for various publications and media outlets. He is also author of 'Miracle on the Mon' -- a book about the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, which chronicles the club, particularly the early years of Highmark Stadium with the narrative leading up to and centered around a remarkable match that helped provide a spark for the franchise. John has covered sports for Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, DK Pittsburgh Sports, Pittsburgh Sports Report, has served as color commentator on Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC broadcasts, and worked with OPTA Stats and broadcast teams for US Open Cup and International Champions Cup matches held in the US. Krysinsky also served as the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at his alma mater, Point Park University, where he led the Pioneers to the first-ever winning seasons and playoff berths (1996-98); head coach of North Catholic boys (2007-08), associate head coach of Shady Side Academy boys (2009-2014).

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